The US Marine Corps has efficiently carried out the shore-to-ship transport of a Joint Mild Tactical Car (JLTV) utilizing a CH-53E Tremendous Stallion helicopter.
In the course of the drill, the transport plane lifted the JLTV from a seaside in Japan and proceeded to the USS Miguel Keith to drop off the armored automobile.
The CH-53E then proceeded again to the pick-up location after conducting a number of lifts aboard the USS Miguel Keith, simulating the institution of a sophisticated expeditionary base in the course of the ocean.
“[The Combat Logistics Battalion of the US Marine Corps] is concentrated on difficult and practical coaching that employs expeditionary superior base logistical resupply and prepositioning of vital tools,” commanding officer Matthew Verdin mentioned in a press launch.
The train marked the primary time a Marine Corps JLTV was moved from shore to ship by air.
‘A Essential Step’
CH-53E pilot Capt. Tyler J. Hopping mentioned that the not too long ago concluded heavy elevate drill supplied a chance for troopers to maneuver fight autos and weapon techniques to and from superior bases.
The plane additionally reportedly demonstrated its distinctive skill to get army techniques to inaccessible places.
The US Marine Corps said that the coaching served as a “essential step” in additional integrating components of the Marine Expeditionary Unit.
A CH-53E Tremendous Stallion plane transporting a Joint Mild Tactical Car to the USS Miguel Keith. Picture: Lance Cpl. Kira Ducato/US Marines