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Marine Special Operators Fly New Surveillance Drone in Iraq | Military.com

Marine Special Operators Fly New Surveillance Drone in Iraq | Military.com

Earlier this summer, at least one team of Raiders from Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command deployed to Iraq with a new drone that will give them a broader picture of what’s happening on the battlefield.The RQ-21A Blackjack, which reached initial operational capability for the Marine Corps in January, is deployed with MARSOC as part of a wide-ranging experimental effort to get new equipment and technology into the hands of Marines more rapidly.Lt. Gen. Robert Walsh, commander of Marine Corps Combat Development Command, said the drone’s deployment was one element of a strategy to incorporate MARSOC into these broader Marine Corps efforts.

Source: Marine Special Operators Fly New Surveillance Drone in Iraq | Military.com