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An Edwards KC-135 Stratotanker refuels a U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon while it carries a developmental test version of Norway’s Joint Strike Missile. When development is complete, the JSM is intended for use aboard the F-35A Lighting II. The 416th Flight Test Squadron recently wrapped up JSM testing. (U.S. Air Force photo) Edwards AFB squadron completes Joint Strike Missile test program
A team of U.S. Air Force engineers, test pilots, and Norwegian government and industry personnel recently completed a large phase of testing for the Joint Strike Missile. The JSM is Norway’s advanced anti-surface warfare missile designed for the new F-35A Lighting II’s internal weapons bay. The missile can be employed against sea- and land-based targets. Norway is a partner nation in the development of the fifth-generation Joint Strike Fighter.
0 6/15
2018
Default Air Force Logo AF demonstrates key rocket engine technologies for next generation launch systems
The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory and contractor Aerojet Rocketdyne achieved a major milestone under the Hydrocarbon Boost program, which is advancing domestic rocket engine technologies in support of next generation launch systems.
0 5/16
2016
Maj. Charles Trickey, a 461st Flight Test Squadron F-35 experimental test pilot, successfully fires the four-barrel 25 mm GAU-22/A Gatling gun while in flight Oct. 30 over China Lake Weapon Range, California. F-35A successfully fires first airborne shots
For the first time, an F-35A Lightning II successfully fired the four-barrel 25 mm GAU-22/A Gatling gun while in flight Oct. 30.
0 11/04
2015
An F-35A Lightning II, tail number AF-2, fires a burst of rounds down range at the Edwards Gun Harmonizing Range July 17, 2015, on Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Integrated Test Force is in the process of testing the F-35A Lightning II’s newest munitions asset; a four-barrel Gatling gun that fires 25 mm rounds, known as the GAU-22/A. (Courtesy photo/Darin Russell) Ground testing for F-35 gun conducted at Edwards AFB
The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Integrated Test Force is in the process of testing the F-35A Lightning II’s newest munitions asset, a four-barrel Gatling gun that fires 25 mm rounds known as the GAU-22/A.
3 7/23
2015
Team members from the 419th Flight Test Squadron, the Global Power Bomber Combined Test Force and Boeing installed a Conventional Rotary Launcher (CRL) December 2014, on a B-52H Stratofortress from Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. The upgrade modifies the internal weapons bay of the B-52H by integrating a CRL that has the capability of carrying Military Standard 1760 “smart weapons.” (U.S. Air Force photo/Bobbi Zapka) Bomber force prepares for new B-52 bomb bay upgrade testing
Since the Air Force's decision in 2013 to increase the B-52H Stratofortress fleet's effectiveness and versatility by increasing the aircraft's smart weapons capacity by over 50 percent, teams from Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, Boeing, and now Edwards AFB, have partnered up to begin developmental testing on the bombers newest upgrade.
0 1/15
2015
Capt. Eric Koenig accepted an offer from Paramount Pictures to purchase one of his screenplays, "Matriarch," on Veterans Day. While the purchase does not guarantee that a movie will be made, Koenig is hopeful that he will see his work on the big screen within the next few years. Koenig is a 412th Aerospace Medicine Squadron dentist. (U.S. Air Force photo/Rebecca Amber) Airman sells screenplay to Paramount Pictures
For some, a visit to the dentist feels like a nightmare. But, for Capt. Eric Koenig, the 412th Aerospace Medicine Squadron dental flight commander, he hopes that it's his after-hours hobby that really keeps people awake at night.
0 12/04
2014
Default Air Force Logo ACC loans Global Hawk to Global Vigilance Combined Test Force
The 412th Test Wing's Global Vigilance Combined Test Force received a Global Hawk Block 40 Aug. 6, on loan from Air Combat Command. The aircraft, from Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota, is joining the Block 20 and 40 aircraft at Edwards AFB to offer an additional platform for configuration-constrained testing, allowing the test force to balance their schedule.
0 8/21
2014
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