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    America's Airwing uses revolutionary air drop technology during EABO exercise [Image 4 of 6]

    America's Airwing uses revolutionary air drop technology during EABO exercise

    MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, NC, UNITED STATES

    04.27.2021

    Photo by Cpl. Damaris Arias 

    2nd Marine Aircraft Wing

    U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Marvin Loverkamp pushes a Joint Precision Airdrop System (JPADS) out of a CH-53 Super Stallion at Landing Zone Falcon, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, April 27, 2021. Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 461 (HMH-461) used the JPADS to provide rapid and precise high-altitude delivery of artillery ammunition to Marines of 10th Marine Regiment for Exercise Rolling Thunder. The JPADS uses GPS, a modular autonomous guidance unit, a parachute and electric motors to guide cargo to their targeted drop zones with great precision along a predetermined glide and flight path. The system ensures accurate and timely delivery in support of operational missions, while providing aircraft with increased survivability while providing forward sustainment to Marine ground units who are conducting Expeditionary Advanced Base Operations.

    Rolling Thunder is a live-fire artillery exercise where Marines with 10th Marine Regiment employed distributed artillery fire while on simulated expeditionary advanced bases in order to improve lethality when operating inside actively contested maritime spaces in support of fleet operations.

    HMH-461 is a subordinate unit of 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, the aviation combat element of II Marine Expeditionary Force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Damaris Arias)

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    IMAGE INFO

    Date Taken: 04.27.2021
    Date Posted: 05.02.2021 13:34
    Photo ID: 6621691
    VIRIN: 210427-M-KW786-074
    Resolution: 5184x3456
    Size: 8.26 MB
    Location: MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, NC, US 

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