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13th MEU radio operators launch Combat SkySat

U.S. Marines with S-6, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, launch a Combat SkySat communication system during their Western Pacific deployment aboard the USS Boxer, Sept. 13, 2013. The SkySat system expands the capabilities of the Marine Air Ground Task Force and is used to retransmit UHF signals to increases the range of communication up to 600 miles in diameter. The Marines and Sailors with 13th MEU will deploy for several months in support of theater requirements of Geographic Combatant Commanders. (Marine Corps Photos by Sgt. Jennifer Pirante/RELEASED)



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This work, 13th MEU radio operators launch Combat SkySat [Image 1 of 20], by Sgt Jennifer Pirante, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:09.13.2013

Date Posted:09.12.2013 23:39

Photo ID:1016886

VIRIN:130913-M-KW153-444

Resolution:1333x2000

Size:187.37 KB

Location:AT SEA

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