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A "Night Owl" from Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Squadron-2, lands after a surveillance mission at airfield "Seagull" during COMBINED ARMS Exercise (CAX) 5-97. The "Night Owl", which replaced the OV-10 aircraft, is capable of providing units with ground reconnaissance, deep air support, mortar/artillery live fire adjustments, and Battle Damage Assessment. The aircraft is controlled by a technician and the use of several satellites. The maximum range of the aircraft is over 50 kilometers. CAX 5/6-97 is a MAGTF (Marine Air Ground Task Force) exercise being conducted at MCAGCC (Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center), 29 Palms, California. The command element for this exercise is...

A "Night Owl" from Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Squadron-2, lands after a surveillance mission at airfield "Seagull" during COMBINED ARMS Exercise (CAX) 5-97. The "Night Owl", which replaced the OV-10 aircraft, is capable of providing units with ground reconnaissance, deep air support, mortar/artillery live fire adjustments, and Battle Damage Assessment. The aircraft is controlled by a technician and the use of several satellites. The maximum range of the aircraft is over 50 kilometers. CAX 5/6-97 is a MAGTF (Marine Air Ground Task Force) exercise being conducted at MCAGCC (Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center), 29 Palms, California. The command element for this exercise is...

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[Complete] Scene Caption: A "Night Owl" from Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Squadron-2, lands after a surveillance mission at airfield "Seagull" during COMBINED ARMS Exercise (CAX) 5-97. The "Night Owl", which replaced the OV-10 aircraft, is capable of providing units with ground reconnaissance, deep air support, mortar/artillery live fire adjustments, and Battle Damage Assessment. The aircraft is controlled by a technician and the use of several satellites. The maximum range of the aircraft is over 50 kilometers. CAX 5/6-97 is a MAGTF (Marine Air Ground Task Force) exercise being conducted at MCAGCC (Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center), 29 Palms, California. The command element for this exercise is MAGTF-6, built around the 6th Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Many commands from the II MEF (Marine Expeditionary Force) have sent units to this desert warfare exercise, to fill key billets in the Ground Combat Element (GCE), Air Combat Element (ACE) and the Combat Service Support Element (CSSE).

Subject Operation/Series: CAX 5-97

Base: Mcagcc, Twentynine Palms

State: California (CA)

Country: United States Of America (USA)

Scene Camera Operator: LCPL E. J. Young, Usmc

Release Status: Released to Public
Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files
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14/04/1997
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The U.S. National Archives
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