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Rim of the Pacific Exercise Features Last Flight for RQ-7B Shadow
180729-M-ZZ999-1001.JPG Photo By: Sgt. Jesus Sepulveda Torres

Aug 2, 2018
MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII - A U.S. Marine Corps RQ-7B Shadow Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) assigned to Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 3 prepare to launch in support of the amphibious landing demonstration as part of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise Marine Corps Base Hawaii July 21, 2018. The launch was the last flight for the Shadow in the U.S. Marine Corps in which the platform will be replaced with the RQ-21 Blackjack, a technologically superior and expeditionary UAS. RIMPAC provides high-value training for task-organized, highly capable Marine Air-Ground Task Force and enhances the critical crisis response capability of U.S. Marines in the Pacific. Twenty-five nations, 46 ships, five submarines, about 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 27 to Aug. 2 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California.


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