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Click for high resolution photo - MICRO-AIR VEHICLE
12/5/2006
MICRO-AIR VEHICLE
A micro-air vehicle takes off on a reconnaissance flight to search for a simulated improvised explosive device at China Lake, California. The vehicle is in the operational test phase with U.S. military explosive ordnance disposal teams to evaluate its reconnaissance capabilities. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Kenneth G. Takada | More Photos |
Photo Essay - Globemaster's Smoke Angel
05/23/2006
Globemaster's Smoke Angel
UA C-17 Globemaster III from the 14th Airlift Squadron, Charleston Air Force Base, S.C., leaves a smoke trail after releasing flares over the Atlantic Ocean during a local exercise above the Charleston area, May 16, 2006. The vortex from the Globemaster engine created the image of a "smoke angel" in the sky. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Russell E. Cooley IV | Fact Sheet |
Photo Essay - Experimental Stiletto
05/22/2006
Experimental Stiletto
U.S. sailors assigned to Naval Special Clearance Team 1, prepare to enter the well deck aboard the experimental boat ship Stiletto off the coast of San Diego, May 6, 2006. The Stiletto is being tested for its usefulness in littoral combat warfare and interoperable environments. U.S. Navy photo by Airman Damien Horvath
Photo Essay - Unmanned Raven in Iraq
05/03/2006
Umanned Raven in Iraq
U.S. Army Master Sgt. Bobby Bullard and Pfc. Jonathan Machado, both assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, are the only two certified operators for the Raven unmanned aerial vehicle at Forward Operating Base Ramegan, Iraq, April 21, 2006. The Raven is utilized for surveillance of the area of operation. The 101st Airborne Division is currently deployed in the Tikrit area and Northern Iraq on support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Teddy Wade
Photo Essay - Globemaster Presence in Southwest Asia
03/15/2006
Globemaster Presence in Southwest Asia
U.S. Air Force crewmembers of the 817th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron and their Australian forces counterparts upload an Australian Army CH-47 helicopter onto a C-17 Globemaster III at a deployed location in southwest Asia, March 12, 2006. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Strang
Photo Essay - Landing Craft, Air Cushion in Balikatan 2006
03/07/2006
Landing Craft, Air Cushion in Balikatan 2006
A member of Beachmaster Unit 1 Detachment Western Pacific guides a Landing Craft, Air Cushion onto the beach of Jolo, Philippines, March 3, 2006, to load U.S. servicemembers and equipment assigned to the 31st Marine Service Support Group during Balikatan 2006. Balikitan is conducted annually in the Philippines to exercise joint and combined operations in support of the Mutual Defense Treaty between the United States and the Republic of the Philippines. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Brian P. Biller
Photo Essay - Unmanned Seahorse Test
02/02/2006
Unmanned Seahorse Test
The Seahorse-class autonomous underwater vehicle from the applied research laboratory at Penn State University is maneuvered into position in the Sea Fighter's mission bay during launch and recovery testing at San Diego, Jan. 30, 2006. At 28 feet, six inches, and weighing 10,800 pounds, the Seahorse is an untethered, unmanned, underwater robotic vehicle, capable of pre-programmed independent operations. U.S. Navy photo by John F. Williams
Photo Essay - Unmanned Aircraft Operations Training
11/09/2005
Unmanned Aircraft Operations Training
U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Donley E. Runion, a member of 1st Battalion 3rd Special Forces Group (A), holds the tactical micro air vehicle, an unmanned aerial vehicle used to scout out areas where the enemy could be operating, just before take off at the airfield at forward operating base Anaconda, Oruzgan, Afghanistan, Oct. 19, 2005. Soldiers were trained to use the unmanned aircraft in preparation for future operations. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Andre' Reynolds
Photo Essay - Hurricane Katrina - Swift Supply Load
09/06/2005
Hurricane Katrina - Swift Supply Load
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Joseph Janke looks on as Senior Airman Mathew Sells controls air traffic on Aug. 5, 2005, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Janke and Sells work in the Radar Approach Control section of the 56th Operations Support Squadron, 56th Fighter Wing. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Chris Hummel
Photo Essay - Air Traffic Control
08/10/2005
Air Traffic Control
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Joseph Janke looks on as Senior Airman Mathew Sells controls air traffic on Aug. 5, 2005, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Janke and Sells work in the Radar Approach Control section of the 56th Operations Support Squadron, 56th Fighter Wing. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Chris Hummel
Photo Essay - Flight of the Unmanned Raven
07/14/2005
Flight of the Unmanned Raven
U.S. Army Cpl. Jerry Rogers, Scout Platoon, 1st Battalion, 13th Armor Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 1st Armored Division starts to assemble a Raven unmanned aerial vehicle, 21 June 2005, at Taji, Iraq. The Raven has cameras located in the nose cone and can relay video back to the operator in real-time. It is used for tactical reconnaissance against insurgents in the area. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Russell E. Cooley IV
Photo Essay - 2005 Naval Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Air Demo
06/29/2005
2005 Naval Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Air Demo
A full scale Joint Unmanned Combat Air Systems X-45C sits on display at the 2005 Naval Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Air Demo held at the Webster Field Annex of Naval Air Station Patuxent River in St. Inigoes, Md., June 27, 2005. This year’s theme was, "Focusing Unmanned Technology on the Global War on Terror." U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Daniel J. McLain | Video |
Photo Essay - Osprey Tests At Sea
06/23/2005
Osprey Tests At Sea
An MV-22 Osprey takes off from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan in the Atlantic Ocean, June 18, 2005, while participating in a final test and evaluation period of this experimental tilt-rotor aircraft. The Osprey is an advanced technology, vertical/short takeoff and landing multipurpose tactical aircraft, and is scheduled to replace aging CH-46E Sea Knight and CH-53D Sea Stallion helicopters currently in service. U.S. Navy photo by Airman Jeremy L. Grisham
Photo Essay - Historic Globemasters Flight
05/18/2005
Historic Globemasters Flight
Sixteen C-17 Globemasters III fly in a formation for a Composite Force Operations exercise, May 13, 2005. The historic flight from Charleston AFB., S.C., to Biggs Army Air Field, Texas, was the largest C-17 formation ever to fly across the country. The CFO is a U.S. Air Force Mobility Weapons School weapons instructor course, which employs a realistic scenario requiring the students to plan and execute airdrop and air refueling operations in a dynamic, mature theater. U.S Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Hannen
Photo Essay - Stryker Brigade Combat Training
05/13/2005
Stryker Brigade Combat Training
U.S. Army Spc. Timothy Kingston, with the 55th Signal Company, Fort Meade, Md., takes a photograph from the hatch of a Stryker vehicle while riding during a convoy operations training exercise at the Joint Readiness Training Center in Fort Polk, La., May 9, 2005. The 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team is preparing to deploy in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Timothy Kingston
Photo Essay - Shadow 200 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
05/12/2005
Shadow 200 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
U.S. Army Spc. Justin Blair, left, and Spc. Andrew Magnone, from D Troop, 4th Battalion, 14th Cavalry, conduct a post-flight inspection of a Shadow 200, an unmanned aerial vehicle, at Fort Polk, La., May 6, 2005, as they train for their upcoming deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Joshua Balog
Photo Essay - Stryker Exercise Training
05/11/2005
Stryker Exercise Training
U.S. Army Spc. Joseph Dupree, from the 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Fort Wainwright, Alaska, arms the M249 weapon system during a convoy training operation, May 8, 2005. The 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team is training before they deploy in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Timothy Kingston
Photo Essay - Flexible Armor
04/27/2005
Flexible Armor
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Philip Ingram from the 16th Ordnance Battalion tests new flexible arm and leg protective armor at the Army Research Laboratory's mobility/portability course at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Aberdeen, Md., April 25, 2005. U.S. Navy photo by John F. Williams
Photo Essay - Swift Visits Augusta Bay, Sicily
03/29/2005
Swift Visits Augusta Bay, Sicily
The High Speed Vessel 2 “Swift” is moored in Augusta Bay, Sicily, March 25, 2005. The Swift is a wave-piercing aluminum-hulled catamaran that can move at speeds greater than 45 knots. With a draft allowing it to navigate in only 12 feet of water, it can easily maneuver in and out of littoral environments. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Stacy Young
Photo Essay - Commissioning of the USS Jimmy Carter
02/22/2005
Commissioning of the USS Jimmy Carter
The crew, assigned to the USS Jimmy Carter, brings the submarine to life as they board the newly commissioned Seawolf-class nuclear-powered attack submarine, Feb. 19, 2005. The Jimmy Carter is the third and final submarine of the Seawolf-class. A unique feature of this submarine is a 100-foot hull extension called the multi-mission platform. U.S Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Roadell Hickman
Photo Essay - Ceremony for the New Raptor Fighter Jet
02/15/2005
Ceremony for the Raptor Fighter Jet
The F/A-22 Raptor was officially unveiled during a dedication ceremony at Langley Air Force Base, Va., on Feb. 11, 2005. The 27th Fighter Squadron, 1st Fighter Wing at Langley is the first operational squadron to use the F/A-22 Raptor. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Samuel Bendet
Photo Essay - Aerial Target Drone
02/03/2005
Aerial Target Drone
The BQM-167A aerial target drone for aerial targeting practice is launched at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. This inaugural flight of the next generation composite drone, manufactured by Composite Engineering Inc., was an important milestone in a program receiving much attention. U.S. Air Force photo by Bruce Hoffman
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