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Putting eyes in the sky

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif --  Airman 1st Class Jeff Knoll, 30th Security Forces Squadron, does a pre-flight check of the Raven, Vandenberg's un-manned aerial vehicle.The Raven weighs 4.5 pounds, has a five-foot wingspan and stretches only 38 inches in length. The Raven is equipped with an video camera which streams live feed to an operator on the ground. (U.S. Air Force photo / Senior Airman Erica Stewart)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif -- Airman 1st Class Jeff Knoll, 30th Security Forces Squadron, does a pre-flight check of the Raven, Vandenberg's un-manned aerial vehicle.The Raven weighs 4.5 pounds, has a five-foot wingspan and stretches only 38 inches in length. The Raven is equipped with an video camera which streams live feed to an operator on the ground. (U.S. Air Force photo / Senior Airman Erica Stewart)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --  Tech. Sgt. Troy Simchak, 30th Security Forces Squadron, hand-launches the 30th SFS's unmanned areial vehicle. The Raven weighs 4.5 pounds, has a five-foot wingspan and stretches only 38 inches in length. The Raven is equipped with a video camera which streams live feed to an operator on the ground. (U.S. Air Force photo / Senior Airman Erica Stewart)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Tech. Sgt. Troy Simchak, 30th Security Forces Squadron, hand-launches the 30th SFS's unmanned areial vehicle. The Raven weighs 4.5 pounds, has a five-foot wingspan and stretches only 38 inches in length. The Raven is equipped with a video camera which streams live feed to an operator on the ground. (U.S. Air Force photo / Senior Airman Erica Stewart)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --  Tech. Sgt. Troy Simchak, 30th Security Forces Squadron, watches as the 30th SFS's unmanned areial vehicle sends direct feed to the mobile works station while flying above South Base. The Raven weighs 4.5 pounds, has a five-foot wingspan and stretches only 38 inches in length. The Raven is equipped with a video camera which streams live feed to an operator on the ground. (U.S. Air Force photo / Senior Airman Erica Stewart)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Tech. Sgt. Troy Simchak, 30th Security Forces Squadron, watches as the 30th SFS's unmanned areial vehicle sends direct feed to the mobile works station while flying above South Base. The Raven weighs 4.5 pounds, has a five-foot wingspan and stretches only 38 inches in length. The Raven is equipped with a video camera which streams live feed to an operator on the ground. (U.S. Air Force photo / Senior Airman Erica Stewart)