According to the Department of Defense Report to Congress on Future Unmanned Aircraft Systems Training, Operations, and Sustainability (April 2012), Colorado has three (3) locations that have been designated as potential basing locations for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) [i.e. drones] (p. 8 ff.).
Notably, cadets at the Air Force Academy are being rapidly integrated into the U.S. drone warfare system. (See Air Force Times, November 9, 2013 "Academy cadets become UAV instructors" by Stephen Losey)
The table below gives information on the types of drones that are proposed for basing at each location.
|BASE||Predator/Reaper type||Shadow/Raven type||Other|
|Air Force Academy||Aerosonde, Rascal, Alpha 60|
|Fort Carson||MQ1B, MQ9A||RQ-11B, RQ-7B|
|Pinon Canyon||RQ-11B, RQ-7B|
How long will it be before you see and hear drones overhead?