US Marines train to shoot down Russian helicopters

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U.S. Marines person conducted anti-aircraft grooming adjacent Yuma, Arizona.

The Marine Corps has revealed that Marines with Ground Base Air Defense, Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One (MAWTS-1) conducted Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) people 2-22, astatine Auxiliary Airfield II, adjacent Yuma, Arizona.

WTI is simply a seven-week grooming lawsuit hosted by MAWTS-1, providing standardized precocious tactical grooming and certification of portion teacher qualifications to enactment Marine aviation grooming and readiness, and assists successful processing and employing aviation weapons and tactics.

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Marines besides trained with an FIM-92 Stinger lightweight, self-contained aerial defence strategy to sprout down Russian-made helicopters, including Russian-made Mi-24 Hind.

The stinger rocket was introduced to the portion successful the mid-1970’s. It was 1 of the archetypal low-altitude ground-to-air missiles of its time.

Raytheon’s Stinger limb strategy has been combat-proven to supply superior aerial defence for today’s highly mobile forces. Its unsocial fire-and- hide exertion ensures precocious survivability and maximum lethality.

Photo by Lance Cpl. Dean Gurule
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