Wednesday, August 28, 2013

F-35 weapons load verification done

Weapons load verification done. Air Force photo
EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- After months of preparation, the weapons troop Standardization Load Crew from the 33rd Maintenance Group performed the first munitions load verification Tuesday on the F-35A. It involves loading and unloading laser-guided and GPS-guided bombs, and air-to-air missiles into the weapons bays of the aircraft. The Standardization Load Crew has been practicing load verification using a series of tabletop exercises for several months. This marked the first hands-on load verification for the crew. Ultimately, this is the work that is performed down range, and Eglin is laying the foundation. (Source: 33rd Fighter Wing Public Affairs, 08/28/13)