Eglin AFB

USAF releases 5,000lb Penetrator bomb for the first time

A USAF F-15E Strike Eagle of the 96th Test Wing flew over the Eglin Air Force Base test range in Florida and released a GBU-72 Advanced 5,000Ib Penetrator bomb from 35,000ft on October 7

F-15E completes first successful maritime JDAM test

Three USAF F-15E Strike Eagles from the 53rd Wing’s 85th Test and Evaluation Squadron ‘Skulls’ at Eglin AFB, Florida, supported a test as part of the Quicksink Joint Capability Technology Demonstration on August 26

60th FS reactivates as second F-35A unit at Eglin AFB

The USAF officially reactivated the 60th Fighter Squadron 'Fighter Crows' at Eglin AFB, Florida, under the 33rd Fighter Wing - a component of the 19th Air Force, Air Education and Training Command - on August 20

85th TES F-15C fires first IRST-cued AMRAAM

The USAF’s 85th Test and Evaluation Squadron at Eglin AFB, Florida, has conducted the first-ever live fire of an AIM-120 AMRAAM from a Boeing F-15C Eagle using an IRST system

Second F-15EX Eagle II arrives at Eglin

The second Boeing F-15EX Eagle II multi-role fighter for the USAF has been delivered to the 53rd Wing at Eglin AFB in Florida

Jolly Green II completes developmental testing

The USAF’s new combat search and rescue helicopter, the Sikorsky HH-60W Jolly Green II, has completed its developmental test programme at Eglin AFB in Florida

USAF officially names the F-15EX

The US Air Force’s (USAF’s) newest multi-role fighter and latest incarnation of the Boeing F-15 Eagle family, the F-15EX, will be officially known as the ‘Eagle II’ in operational service

USAF accepts its first F-15EX

The USAF formally accepted its first F-15EX at Boeing’s facility in St Louis, Missouri, on March 10 – just over a month after the multi-role fighter graced the skies for the first time

ATAC to provide ‘Red Air’ training at Eglin AFB

On September 29, the Airborne Tactical Advantage Company (ATAC) announced that it had been contracted to provide adversary air live training at Eglin Air Force Base (AFB) in Florida

Jolly Green II, AH-64D complete first combined test mission

Sikorsky’s HH-60W Jolly Green II – the USAF’s newest combat search and rescue (CSAR) helicopter – has completed its first combined test mission with a US Army Boeing AH-64D Apache Longbow.