Sep 28, 2010
An RQ-7B Shadow unmanned aircraft prepares to shoot off from its launching device for the first time during Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 4’s inaugural flight at Auxiliary Airfield 2 in Yuma, Ariz., Sept. 28, 2010. During the flight, the squadron showcased the aircraft’s reconnaissance and surveillance capabilities with a live video feed from the Shadow’s onboard camera. The Yuma detachment of the Texas-based reserve squadron is the only operational component of the unit and is composed of mostly active duty Marines. The detachment, which began assembling at the Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma, Ariz., in June, has four Shadows and consists of approximately 40 Marines.
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Photo By: Cpl. Austin Hazard