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An Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) called Scan Eagle launches from a pneumatic wedge catapult launcher.
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Atlantic Ocean (Aug. 23, 2006) An Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) called Scan Eagle launches from a pneumatic wedge catapult launcher on the flight deck aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Saipan (LHA 2). Scan Eagle is an UAV system that is designed to provide persistent intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance data, battle damage assessment and communications relay. Saipan is currently underway on a scheduled deployment in support of the global war on terrorism. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Patrick W. Mullen III (RELEASED)

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