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Grand Forks Air Force Base
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Grand Forks Air Force Base is the only base operating three separate UAS platforms.
 

The Grand Forks Air Force Base's primary mission is the Global Hawk unmanned aircraft. It is home to the 69th Reconnaissance Group and the Block 40 RQ-4 Global Hawk, a UAS that provides worldwide intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capability. Grand Forks Air Force Base is the only base operating three different UAS platforms — Predator A, Predator B and Global Hawk Blocks 20 and 40. The North Dakota Air National Guard and U.S. Customs & Border Protection also operate growing unmanned aircraft operations from facilities in Grand Forks and Fargo.





 



U.S. Customs & Border Protection

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U.S. Customs and Border Patrol use Predator UAS for border protection.  

The Grand Forks Sector Board Patrol is responsible for 861 miles of international border between the U.S. and Canada. From the Grand Forks Air Force Base, U.S. Customs & Border Patrol operates two Predator B (MQ-9) aircraft in support of this mission.
 








 



North Dakota Air National Guard

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Flying Predator A's, the North Dakota Air National Guard supports U.S. military operations.
 

The 119th Wing of the North Dakota Air National Guard operates the Predator A (MQ-1) in support of military operations around the world.

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