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Memorial Day 2011

1st ANGLICO completes Raven UAV training

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON Calif.  — Marines, with 1st Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company, recently learned to fly an unmanned aerial vehicle.  The training is to help Marines familiarize themselves with the RQ-11A Raven UAV and its components.  The $35,000 Raven is a small hand-launched UAV. It is 4.2 pounds, 36 inches long and has a wing span of 55 inches. It can be carried by a team of two or three Marines during reconnaissance. Robert Cox, an instructor from Applied Techniques Corporation, said the Raven is unique because of its size. With the Raven weighing less than five pounds, he says it’s an ideal tool for small units to conduct reconnaissance, surveillance or intelligence missions ....read story