The U.S. Army has decided to base nine Gray Eagle drones at Fort Wainwright. The Pentagon announced it first to Alaska’s Congressional delegation, which issued a joint press release Thursday.
The unmanned vehicles are about the size of a Cessna and similar to the Air Force Predator drones. It’s good economic news for Fairbanks. The delegation says 128 military personnel, plus family members, will begin moving to the area next month.