Friday, September 14, 2018

Light Marine Air Defense Integrated System ... pic by Cpl. Francisco J. Diaz Jr.

DJIBOUTI (Sept. 11, 2018) Marine 1st Lt. Ariel Cecil, officer in charge of the Low Altitude Air Defense detachment of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 166 Reinforced, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, poses for a photo in front of the Light Marine Air Defense Integrated System during Theater Amphibious Combat Rehearsal (TACR) 18. Led by Naval Amphibious Force, Task Force 51/5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade, TACR integrates U.S. Navy and Marine Corps assets to practice and rehearse a range of critical combat-related capabilities available to U.S. Central Command, both afloat and ashore, to promote stability and security in the region. U.S. 5th Fleet and coalition assets are participating in numerous simultaneous exercises as part of the greater Theater Counter Mine and Maritime Security Exercise to ensure maritime stability and security in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points. 
To Cpl Diaz. 

Awesome pic bro but I'm interested in the hardware not the OIC. That's why I cropped your pic.  Don't be mad Devil Dawg, just roll with me on this.

To my readers.

So this is how the Marine Corps is attacking the air defense issue.  I can't help but cheer.  Yeah the platform is suboptimal, it is in keeping with current doctrine (which I don't agree with) but at least they're working the problem.

They're working the problem and not ignoring it.  I think we all should be happy about that.

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