Two unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) - more colloquially called ‘drones’ - at Creech Air Force Base, Nevada. A General Atomics MQ-1B awaits takeoff at dawn as its larger cousin the MQ-9 takes the runway. The UAVs are controlled by nearby pilots during taxi, takeoff and landing, but while airborne they can be piloted from anywhere on Earth via satellite link.
.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen