MQ-8B Firescout Unmanned Aerial Vehicle…

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GULF OF THAILAND (June 2, 2017) An MQ-8B Firescout unmanned aerial vehicle takes off from the littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Thailand. CARAT is a series of Pacific Command-sponsored, U.S Pacific Fleet-led bilateral exercises held annually in South and Southeast Asia to strengthen relationships and enhance force readiness. CARAT exercise events cover a broad range of naval skill areas and disciplines including surface, undersea, air, and amphibious warfare; maritime security operations; riverine, jungle, and explosive ordnance disposal operations; combat construction; diving and salvage; search and rescue; maritime patrol and reconnaissance aviation; maritime domain awareness; military law, public affairs and military medicine; and humanitarian assistance and disaster response. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven Leigh Ellis/Released)

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