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VMU-3 Takes Off – MQ-9A Certified Safe for Flight
230621-M-PO052-0113.JPG Photo By: Cpl. Christian Tofteroo

Jun 22, 2023
MCAS KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii - U.S. Marine Corps Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron (VMU) 3, Marine Aircraft Group 24, launches an MQ-9A on Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay, June 21, 2023. VMU-3, safely and successfully test and fly its first MQ-9A remotely piloted aircraft to meet the Naval Air Systems Command safety certification process. The Safe-For-Flight Operations Certification (SFFOC) is the final crucial milestone in VMU-3’s transition from the RQ-21A to the MQ-9A. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Christian Tofteroo).


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