Soaring with Eagles

Launching a complex unmanned aerial system from stable ground is one thing, but Navy’s Lieutenant Simon Jeffery has made it his mission to launch them from a ship – a moving roller coaster at times. The 26-year-old Navy Pilot is currently deployed to Operation MANITOU onboard HMAS Newcastle. The ship’s primary mission is to contribute to the international effort to promote maritime security and stability in the Middle East region. Newcastle is the first Australian ship to deploy on the operation with a ScanEagle as part of her intelligence,…

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