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The Crossroads of Special Operations

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Marines test Javelin missile teams in rubber rafts “like Somali pirates, but better armed” | The Drive

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In the recently concluded Exercise Castaway 21.1, the Marines teams trained to engage enemy naval forces for the first time. The teams are armed with Javelin anti-tank guided missiles based on the Somali pirate’s attack in the Gulf of Aden around two decades ago. The training’s main scene is to establish a simulated Expeditionary Advance Base (EAB) on Japan’s Ie Shima island.

Source: https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/39865/marines-test-javelin-missile-teams-in-rubber-rafts-like-somali-pirates-but-better-armed

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