F-117As conduct DACT training with 144th FW F-15s

Two Lockheed F-117A Nighthawks arrived at Fresno-Yosemite International Airport in California on September 13 to perform dissimilar air combat training (DACT) operations with Boeing F-15C/D Eagles assigned to the 144th Fighter Wing (FW).

During this rare public deployment to Fresno-Yosemite International Airport - which also serves as a California Air National Guard (ANG) base - the two stealth aircraft conducted a full week of training operations with F-15C/Ds assigned to the 144th FW's 194th Fighter Squadron (FS) 'Griffins'. The F-117A's reduced radar cross-section (RCS) and black radar attenuating paint makes it a more than suitable platform to perform DACT operations with the 'Griffins', as the unit's primary mission is to perform air-to-air combat operations against possible adversary aircraft in defence of US territorial airspace.

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A Lockheed F-117A Nighthawk departs Fresno-Yosemite International Airport, California, for a dissimilar air combat training (DACT) mission with Boeing F-15C/D Eagles assigned to the 194th FS. Sam Martinez

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