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When time is of the essence and lives are at stake. Today’s Army relies on cutting edge technology and surveillance.

With eyes in the sky and hell fire on their wings, Unmanned aircraft systems, or UAS, play an important intelligence gathering role in the Army.

Maintaining this essential equipment, is the responsibility of the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Repairer.

Soldiers working in this career field have an interest in working with aircraft, shop mechanics, electronic equipment, mathematics, and the ability to work as a member of a team.

Due to the sensitive nature of this field, every potential recruit must be able to obtain  a Secret Clearance.

After successfully completing 10 weeks of Army Basic Combat Training, you will attend 17 weeks of Advanced Individual Training at Fort Huachuca, Arizona.
Where you will learn to perform maintenance on the aircraft’s optical payloads, weapons, radio frequency and takeoff and landing systems, while maintaining accurate logs.

You’ll also learn to repair the aircraft’s electrical, avionics, propulsion, communications and fuel systems.

As a UAS Repairer, you will have the opportunity to advance in your career through additional technical, tactical, and leadership training. As well as participate in unique assignments in the US and around the world.

The skills and knowledge you acquire may help you in your transition from the military to the civilian work force where you may find employment as a technician with the federal government or aircraft and military hardware manufacturers.
Turn your passion for cutting edge technology and aviation into a career as an Unmanned Aircraft Systems Repairer.

Unmanned Aircraft Systems Repairer (15E)

  • Enlisted
  • Officer
  • Active Duty
  • Army Reserve
  • National Guard
  • Entry Level


The unmanned aircraft repairer is primarily responsible for the maintenance functions on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. They keep the aircrafts ready to fly and ensure their ability to collect and transmit information.

Job Duties

  • Repair the aircraft’s electrical, avionics, propulsion and fuel systems
  • Maintenance of optical payloads, weapons systems, electrical systems, radio frequency systems and takeoff/landing systems


Those who want to serve must first take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, a series of tests that helps you better understand your strengths and identify which Army jobs are best for you.


Job training for an unmanned aircraft repairer requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 17 weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instruction. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and in the field.

Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

  • Electrical theory and system maintenance
  • Troubleshooting procedures
  • Soldiering skills

Helpful Skills

  • Preference in mathematics and shop mechanics
  • Interest in working with aircrafts
  • Ability to work as a member on a team
  • Working with electrics and electronic equipment

Required ASVAB Score(s)

Electronics (EL): 93, Mechanical Maintenance (MM): 104

Learn more about the ASVAB and see what jobs you could qualify for.


Total compensation includes housing, medical, food, special pay, and vacation time. Learn more about total compensation.

Earn Cash For In Demand Jobs

You could earn up to $40,000 in cash bonuses just for enlisting under certain Military Occupational Specialties. Visit Jobs in Demand to see if this job qualifies for an enlistment bonus.

Education Benefits

In the Army, qualified students can earn full-tuition, merit-based scholarships, allowances for books and fees, plus an annual stipend for living expenses. Learn more about education benefits.

Future Civilian Careers

The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career with intelligence agencies, commercial airlines and other organizations that have fleets of airplanes/helicopters.


Those interested in this job may be eligible for civilian employment, after the Army, by enrolling in the Army PaYS program. The PaYS program is a recruitment option that guarantees a job interview with military friendly employers that are looking for experience and trained Veterans to join their organization. Find out more about the Army PaYS Program at

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