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LPD 19 RQ-21 launch
EA OF OPERATIONS - Lance Cpls. Michael McTaggart and Matthew Moser, both assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 365 (Reinforced), launch an RQ-21A Blackjack unmanned aerial surveillance aircraft from the flight deck aboard amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) as part of an unmanned flight operation. A panel session on the Fleet's integration and interoperability of unmanned systems, such as Blackjack, took place during a Surface Warfare Innovation Workshop sponsored by Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) and the Navy War College at the Navy's newest Innovation Lab in October, 2017. Panel members and technologists brainstormed to innovate for the future Navy in terms of interoperability, mission planning, enhanced weapons, and inexpensive deployed unmanned systems. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Adaecus G. Brooks)

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