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Mar 8, 2011

Lightweight Drone

Lightweight drone set for first MEU deployment

By Gidget Fuentes - Staff writer
Posted : Tuesday Mar 8, 2011 5:19:44 EST
SAN DIEGO — The 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit deployed in late February with the ScanEagle unmanned aircraft, marking the first time any MEU has taken the combat-proven drone out to sea for an operational assignment, officials said.

I was in a LAAMBn (Light Anti Aircraft Missile Battalion in 1967-78. We fired HAWK (Homing All the Way Killers) Missiles at drones. Our pilots much preferred that we fire at drones over the other alternative, which was to fire at targets towed by very nervous and unhappy pilots.

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