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  • Ms. Hartzler's district has two large military bases, Fort Leonard Wood and Whiteman Air Force Base, home to the B-2 stealth bomber and a new ground-control station for unmanned Predator drones.

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  • Another innovation perfected during the airlift was MTI Moving Target Indicator, which, for the first time, “saw” only moving objects, which allowed ground-control operators to see planes on their scopes as far away as seventy-five miles and watch them strung out like pearls on a necklace.

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  • A major explained the routine, and then asked the pilots, most of them captains and majors, how many of them had ground-control landing experience.

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  • In fact, the use of separate search and ground-control radar stations began at Tempelhof in 1948.

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  • Suddenly, an Iraqi sentry at the main ground-control center spotted the choppers and turned to run toward the bunker.

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  • "One EA-6B off the EAst Coast of the U.S. could shut down every airport ground-control station from Boston to North Carolina," says one congressional defense aide.

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  • But ground-control types of either gender can accessorize with a backpack.

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  • Underground and underwater fiber-optic cables link these trailers — ground-control stations, really — to Europe, where a satellite dish makes the connection directly to every Predator in the air over Baghdad, and along the Afghan-Pakistani border, and wherever else they are needed.

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  • Jane Vawter, a management consultant, is jealous of ground-control engineers celebrating their space craft's first flight.

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  • Similarly, Jane Vawter, a management consultant, is jealous of ground-control engineers celebrating their spacecraft's first flight.

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