Drones on display in New Mexico
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US drones: Pilots train to fly unmanned aircraft

Drones, which are officially known as remotely piloted aircraft, have become a major part of modern warfare.

America operates thousands of drones, with the bigger, more sophisticated versions controlled from bases in the US.

The BBC's Alastair Leithead went to New Mexico to watch as pilots were being trained to fly unmanned aircraft at a US Air Force base.

  • 05 Apr 2012
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