30% of US Air Force UAS Pilots Suffer from Burnout

A new Pentagon study shows that almost 30 percent of UAS pilots surveyed suffer from what the military calls “burnout.”

Around 1,100 Air Force pilots fly remotely piloted aircraft. These planes soar over Iraq or Afghanistan but the pilots sit at military bases back in the United States.

It’s the first time the military has tried to measure the psychological impact of waging a “remote-controlled war.

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