The Unmanned Aircraft Systems Training Battalion Provisional was activated on April 19, 2006 during the transition of authority for Unmanned Aircraft Systems training from the U.S. Army Intelligence Center to the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence. On June 14, 2011, UASTB was designated 2nd Battalion, 13th Aviation Regiment.
The battalion operates the largest UAS training center in the world, training approximately 2,000 Soldiers, Marines and foreign military students annually with over 125,000 square feet of training space, four hangars and three runways.
Delta Company is responsible for the development and administration of five programs of instruction: Shadow UAS Repairer, Hunter UAS Repairer, UAS Operator Common Core, 1500 UAS Warrant Officer Technician, and UAS Unit Commander and Staff Officer Course. The company also serves as the Headquarters and Headquarters Company providing personnel, logistics, information technology, flight line maintenance and emergency medical support to the battalion.
A Company is comprised of Initial Entry Training and MOS-T Soldiers. The company is responsible for the health and welfare of the Soldiers and all other associated duties.
B Company conducts Shadow and Hunter UAS Operator training. Daily flight operations are performed out of Rugge-Hamilton and Pioneer Airfields.
C Company executes Warrior-A Operator training and Gray Eagle UAS Operator and Repairer training. Daily flight operations are conducted out of Libby Army Airfield.
The battalion is also responsible for the annual training of two MQ-1C Quick Reaction Capability companies that deploy in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
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