Friday, September 2, 2016

Marines test bombs at Eglin

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- Three F-35Bs and 75 personnel from the Marine's Operational Test and Evaluation Squadron 1 at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., along with 21 members of Edwards' JSF Operational Test Team, completed a 22-day deployment Sept. 1 at Eglin. They were at Eglin to complete five AIM-120 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile and one GBU-12 aerial laser-guided bomb test shots. The deployment was to further validate and develop tactics, techniques and procedures for the three variants of the F-35. (Source: Sea Power, 09/01/16) Eglin is home of the F-35 integrated training center and reprogramming lab.