Blackjack takes flight

12/26/2017

PACIFIC OCEAN, Calif., – Marines with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 161 (Reinforced) attached to the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit load a RQ-21A Blackjack intelligence surveillance reconnaissance drone onto the launcher in preparation for its first flight during PHIBRON-MEU Integration, April 9, 2017. The RQ-21A Blackjack has the ability to collect critical information which in turn better prepares the Marines and Sailors for any mission that may occur while deployed. The 15th MEU is part of the nation’s crisis response force of choice. With the latest in technology and equipment, the MEU is capable to respond to and crisis or mission around the globe. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Timothy Valero)

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