It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.

 

Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.

 

F-35s complete weapons evaluation

page: 1
4

log in

join
share:

posted on Aug, 18 2017 @ 03:24 PM
link   
Aircraft from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings performed a Weapon System Evaluation Program as part of exercise Combat Hammer. The aircraft were from Hill AFB in Utah, and released various munitions at the Dugway Proving Ground range. Weapons included 2,000 lb GBU-31s.

Combat Hammer is designed to evaluate the ability to load and release various weapons. Data from the test will be used to move the aircraft towards FOC.

www.aerotechnews.com...




posted on Aug, 18 2017 @ 03:38 PM
link   
a reply to: Zaphod58

Sounds like all the nay-saying regarding this aircraft over tge past year or two was a lot of hot air. Great article.



posted on Aug, 18 2017 @ 03:39 PM
link   
a reply to: BlueJacket

It's definitely starting to come into its own. It still has some problems going forward, but they're well on the way to getting them sorted out.



posted on Aug, 18 2017 @ 04:01 PM
link   

originally posted by: Zaphod58
Aircraft from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings performed a Weapon System Evaluation Program as part of exercise Combat Hammer. The aircraft were from Hill AFB in Utah, and released various munitions at the Dugway Proving Ground range. Weapons included 2,000 lb GBU-31s.

Combat Hammer is designed to evaluate the ability to load and release various weapons. Data from the test will be used to move the aircraft towards FOC.

www.aerotechnews.com...

What a job to have weapons testing.



posted on Aug, 18 2017 @ 04:03 PM
link   
a reply to: Woody510

These exercises used to be the highlight of a pilot's career. We used to do William Tell, which was a live fire exercise to determine the best fighter unit in the Air Force, and many other competitions depending on the aircraft involved.



posted on Aug, 18 2017 @ 05:09 PM
link   
a reply to: Zaphod58

Got a funny vision of a guy with an apple on his head as an A10 comes towards him.



posted on Aug, 18 2017 @ 05:50 PM
link   
Didnt the Brits send Vulcans one year?



posted on Aug, 18 2017 @ 05:54 PM
link   
a reply to: Woody510

No A-10s at that one. Strictly air to air. It used to be a huge event for the fighter guys. They have The Raytheon Trophy now, but it isn't as big a thing.


edit on 8/18/2017 by Zaphod58 because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 18 2017 @ 05:57 PM
link   
a reply to: Blackfinger

We had Vulcans come over for some interesting exercises over the years, but the Comps were strictly US units.



posted on Aug, 19 2017 @ 01:57 PM
link   
Speaking of weapons evaluation, F-35s from Edwards recently completed a Weapons Delivery Accuracy surge that allowed them to complete multiple requirements under the 3F software development. Only one WDA remains to declare the software operational, which will allow IOC for all three models of aircraft.

www.edwards.af.mil...




top topics



 
4

log in

join