Tag Archives: Eglin Air Force Base

Air Force to Buy Boeing F-15EX Fighter Jets in Aircraft Fleet Modernization Push; Lt. Gen. Duke Richardson Quoted

F-15EX Eagle II

The U.S. Air Force has unveiled a new Boeing-built fighter jet to help the service branch meet its capacity goals while providing operational and developmental testing opportunities for USAF aircraft. The first formal training unit for F-15EX will operate under the 173rd Fighter Wing at the Kingsley Field Air National Guard Base in Oregon by 2024. 

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Alion Awarded $12 Million GSA OASIS Task Order for Flight Related Software Operational Test & Evaluation; Alan Dietrich Quoted

Alan Dietrich

Alion Science and Technology announced on Thursday that the company has received a potential five-year, $12 million task order from the U.S. Air Force to test, evaluate, and validate mission planning functions for the 28th Test and Evaluation Squadron, located at Eglin Air Force Base. This task order was awarded under the General Services Administration (GSA). 

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F-15EX Aircraft Arrives at Eglin AFB for Integrated Tests; Lt. Col. Richard Turner Quoted

F-15EX Eagle II

The U.S. Air Force received a Boeing-built multirole fighter aircraft March 11 at Eglin AF Base in Florida. USAF said Thursday the F-15EX aircraft will undergo a series of developmental and operational tests throughout its entire deployment. Aircrews will perform local airspace flights to familiarize themselves with the fighter prior to the tests.

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Eglin AFB Begins Preparations for F-15EX Aircraft Tests

F-15EX Aircraft

The Eglin Air Force Base has started preparations for the F-15EX fighter aircraft's developmental and operational tests in 2021. The Operational Flight Program Combined Test Force will handle planning and provisioning efforts for the tests. 

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Jolly Green II Helicopter Undergoes Joint Testing With Apache

Jolly Green II Helic

The U.S. Air Force's HH-60W Jolly Green II rescue helicopter has completed a joint flight test with the AH-64 Apache from Eglin Air Force Base, marking a new developmental milestone. Jolly Green II led the Apache, which came from Redstone Army Test Center in Alabama, during the test mission, USAF said Wednesday.

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USAF Hosts Workshop on Digital Modeling

The U.S. Air Force held a workshop earlier this month to foster collaboration with the use of modeling-based development methods. The Weapons Digital Enterprise Workshop commenced Dec. 9 at Eglin Air Force Base and aimed to fortify the relationship between the service branch and digital defense organizations, USAF said Monday.

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AFRL Breaks Ground on Eglin Air Force Base Munitions Facility

The Air Force Research Laboratory broke ground on a new munitions research facility at the Eglin Air Force Base. The 52.6K-square foot Advanced Munitions Technology Complex will serve to reinforce research on ammunitions and potential warfighter capacities and enable engineers as well as scientists to explore new explosive components, the Eglin Air Force Base said Tuesday.

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