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US to entice drone pilots with $15,000 bonus

A US Predator unmanned drone armed with a missile stands on the tarmac of Kandahar military airport on June 13, 2010 in AfghanistanThe United States will offer a $15,000 annual bonus for drone pilots, the Air Force said — part of a drive to address what it admitted was a “critical shortage” of manpower. Drones are an essential part of Washington’s arsenal in the battle on extremists abroad, responsible for taking out several-high profile jihadist targets from Yemen to the lawless border between Afghanistan and Pakistan. As well as offering recruits a retention bonus of $15,000 per year for five- and nine-year stints starting in 2016, the US Air Force says it is investing $100 million to buy more ground control stations, simulators and contract instructors, part of a recruitment and retention drive.

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