Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Eglin's weapons team recognized

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. - A Team Eglin bomb modification effort helped complete critical F-35 weapons system testing last year. The flight testing efforts were recognized with a Daedalian award Jan 12. The F-35 Dual Capable Aircraft Team, part of the joint program office at Edwards AFB, Calif., recently received the 2020 Daedalian Franklin C. Wolfe Weapons Systems Award for their efforts with the F-35A B61-12 weapons integration and flight testing. The 96th Maintenance Group, the 780th Test Squadron and Air Force Research Lab’s Munitions Directorate directly contributed to the effort long before the fifth-generation fighter ever took off for the first flight test. The team modified 16 BDU-38s to create expendable test assets which mimic the properties of the B61-12 for separation flight tests. (Source: Eglin Air Force Base, 01/25/22)