RQ-21A Blackjack flight deck operations aboard USS San Diego


PACIFIC OCEAN — Marines load an RQ-21A Blackjack onto the launcher on the flight deck of USS San Diego (LPD-22) during Composite Training Unit Exercise, May 2, 2017. The Marines refined their launch and recovery procedures of the RQ-21A Blackjack during COMPTUEX in order to provide reconnaissance for the planning and execution of future missions. Through a high degree of unit training, the 15th MEU forms a flexible sea-based Marine Air-Ground Task Force capable of mobilizing personnel and equipment to any corner of the globe. The Marines are with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 161 (REIN) attached to the 15th MEU. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Timothy Valero)

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