NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. (AFPN) -- A new detachment has been established at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., to manage MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle operational test and evaluation and force development evaluation for Air Combat Command.
The Airmen assigned to Det. 4, a unit of the 53rd Test Management Group based at Eglin AFB, Fla., provide operational expertise for developmental test and evaluation for new sensors, weapons, hardware and software upgrades, including developing operational procedures and training aircrews and maintainers.
The detachment evolved from the 53rd Test and Evaluation Group Det. 4, currently operating the MQ-1 Predator at Creech. Program managers, flight test analysts and engineers make up the new Det. 4, with pilots and sensor operators remaining with the 53rd TEG's Det. 4.