Military Photo: Aerial Drone in the South China Sea

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Posted: 07/01/2005

South China Sea (July 13, 2005) - A BQM-74E aerial target drone launches from the flight deck aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) during exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Malaysia. The BQM-74E provides dynamic airborne threat simulation and supports the Fleet worldwide. The target can simulate aircraft or cruise missiles in a variety of threat profiles. Malaysia is the 3rd phase of CARAT 2005, which is a regularly scheduled series of bilateral military training exercises with several Southeast Asia nations designed to enhance interoperability of the respective sea services. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Paul Polach



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