OR National Guard to launch drone into National Airspace System

The Oregon National Guard in Pendleton will conduct the first ever unmanned aerial system flight -- better known as a drone -- in the National Airspace System tomorrow.

The launch will take place at 1 p.m. tomorrow.

Such a flight is the first of its kinds for a National Guard unit in the United States.

The National Guard says the aircraft helps commanders conduct surveillance on the enemy without putting soldiers in harms way.