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(ID: DN-ST-87-04514) Crewmen disengage a Pioneer I remotely-piloted vehicle (RPV) from a recovery net erected on the stern of the battleship USS IOWA (BB-61). The RPV, which carries a stabilized television camera and a laser designator, is being tested aboard the IOWA as a basic gunfire support system with over-the-horizon targeting and reconnaissance capabilities. The system may be operated out to a range of 110 miles from the battleship surface group and has an endurance of eight hours.


Original photo from Hi res version from Defense Visual Information Centre


Date Shot: 1 Nov 1986


Camera Operator: PHC JEFF HILTON


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Other versions First uploaded to engl. Wikipedia 01:53, 16 August 2005 . . TomStar81 Original Description: Recovery of an RQ-2 Pioneer Unmanned Aerial Vehicle aboard the Iowa-class battleship USS Iowa (BB-61).
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