Air International 2016-10
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M.Ayton - Off the Rail /Military/
A test team member checks the consistency of fuel before adding it to an RQ-21A aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19).
An RQ-21A Blackjack is recovered with the flight recovery apparatus cable aboard USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) after its first flight at sea on February 10, 2013.
Members of the Small Tactical Unmanned Air System test team wheel an RQ-21A across the flight deck of the amphibious transport dock USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) after its first flight at sea in the Gulf of Mexico on February 10, 2013.
Test team members move an RQ-21A on to the Mk4 launcher aboard USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19).
An RQ-21A launches off the rail aboard the USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) for the type's second successful launch Off a Ship.
An RQ-21A Blackjack on the Mk4 launcher immediately prior to launch from the flight deck of the USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) for its first flight at sea.
An RQ-21A is successfully captured by the recovery system aboard USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19).
Marines assigned to Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 1 (VMU-1) recover an RQ-21A Blackjack af ter its flight at Cannon Air Defense Complex in Yuma, Arizona on August 16, 2016. VMU-1 received its first Blackjacks in June.