17 Mar '17, 5pm

#FridayFunDay: @3ABCT4ID launches first Shadows since arriving for #AtlanticResolve

#FridayFunDay: @3ABCT4ID launches first Shadows since arriving for #AtlanticResolve

ZAGAN, Poland -- For the first time since arriving to Europe in January, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division's unmanned aerial system platoon launched its Shadows Friday at Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany. The flights by Company D, 588th Brigade Engineer Battalion, of the RQ-7B Shadow were part of cross-training being conducted with the brigade's 1st Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment ("Iron Knights"). "Our purpose out here is to support the brigade's reconnaissance, surveillance and target acquisition (RSTA) objectives," said 1st Lt. Andrew Rotolo, the UAS platoon leader. "We're training to maintain flight currencies and combat readiness of our Soldiers, as we prepare for Atlantic Resolve multinational exercises Combined Resolve VIII, Saber Guardian 17, and Combined Resolve IX." The UAS platoon is using the next two months to integrate with 1st Bn., 66th...

Full article: https://www.army.mil/article/183922/34_abct_conducts_firs...

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