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3rd Marine Aircraft Wing Activates New Air Defense Unit > United States Marine Corps Flagship > News Display

The 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing activated a new air defense battery on November 18, 2022, as part of its ongoing efforts to modernize its existing ground-based air defense capabilities to continue responsibly modernizing the force.

Charlie Battery, which belongs to 3rd Low Altitude Air Defense Battalion, Marine Air Control Group 38, increases 3rd MAW’s ground-based air defense weapon systems and capabilities. The activation demonstrates the Marine Corps’ investment in growing the ground-based air defense community.

“The Charlie Battery activation is another piece to the pie of modernizing the force to meet future threats.” Maj. Crispus M. Kimani, operations officer for 3rd LAAD Battalion

The unit’s activation sets the foundation for the arrival of Marine Air Defense Integrated System Increment 1 to the battalion. This system modernizes the existing ground-based air defense capabilities by mounting a mix of legacy and emerging technologies and…

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