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Grand Forks Air Force Base

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. 


U.S. Customs & Border Protection

U.S. Customs and Border Patrol use Reaper 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

Flying Reaper, the North Dakota Air National Guard supports U.S. military operations.

The 119th Wing of the North Dakota Air National Guard operates the Predator B (MQ-9) in support of military operations around the world.

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