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May 19, 2021
050627-N-0295M-175 St. Inigoes, Md. (June 27, 2005) Ð Two Sailors assigned to the ÒFirebeesÓ of Fleet Composite Squadron Six (VC-6), wait for the signal to release an RQ-2B Pioneer Unmanned Aerial Vehicle prior to its flight demonstration at the 2005 Naval UAV Air Demo held at the Webster Field Annex of Naval Air Station Patuxent River. The Pioneer Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) system provides real-time intelligence and reconnaissance capability to the field commander. This highly mobile system provides high quality video imagery for artillery or naval gunfire adjustment, battle damage assessment, and reconnaissance over land or sea. VC-6 is the NavyÕs sole operator of the Pioneer. The daylong UAV demonstration highlights unmanned technology and capabilities from the military and industry and offers a unique opportunity to display and demonstrate full-scale systems and hardware. This yearÕs theme was, ÒFocusing Unmanned Technology on the Global War on Terror.Ó U.S. Navy photo by PhotographerÕs Mate 2nd Class Daniel J. McLain (RELEASED)


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