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.


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