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Drone operations could come to Hawaii

HONOLULU (HawaiNewsNow) - Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam could start controlling one of the military's newest and most lethal weapons.

The Air Force announced that the base is a candidate to operate Predator and Reaper Aircraft.

They've proven to be vital, conducting surveillance and air support for troops while cruising high above the battlefield.

The aircraft would not be assigned to Hawaii, however, they would be controlled from here by Squadron 280 people strong.

It is not a sure thing since Pearl Harbor Hickam is up against Air Force bases in Arizona and South Carolina.

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