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VMU-2 gives ground commanders an eye in the sky

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posted on Apr, 20 2004 @ 05:55 AM
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As infantry Marines fight through the streets of Fallujah they have an ally in the sky. They may not be able to see or even hear them most times, but their help is invaluable.

Marine Unmanned Aerial Squadron 2, here all the way from Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., has planes airborne 24 hours a day in support of Operation Vigilant Resolve and helps commanders on the ground gather a more complete picture of the field of battle.

The Pioneer, an unmanned aerial vehicle piloted by members of VMU-2, can assist with everything from forward aerial reconnaissance, to artillery fire adjustment and even search and rescue efforts.

www.usmc.mil...

This plane is awesome. I think UAV's are the best thing to ever happen to aviation.


Mr. M




posted on Apr, 20 2004 @ 03:17 PM
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I think UAV's are the best thing to ever happen to aviation.


Mr. M


why? thanks to uavs congress now thinks that we dont need manned fighters now (far from it) and that any manned fighter program is a waist of time. I dont disagree that uavs are great, but they fill a niche and should not replace a properly trained pilot and good equipment
also that uav was used in the first gulf war. In fact it was the first unmanned vehicle where troops surrendered to it, even though it was unarmed



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