QF-16s Put F-35s to the Test [Radar Jamming Pod-Wise]

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Unread post19 May 2017, 22:24

QF-16s Put F-35s to the Test
22 May 2017 AFM

"​The Air Force's QF-16s are putting F-35s to the test at Edwards AFB, Calif., by jamming the fifth generation jet's radar in preparation for initial operation test and evaluation, which starts next year. Three QF-16s, which can be flown unmanned as full-scale aerial targets or manned for training purposes, from Tyndall AFB, Fla., and Holloman AFB, N.M., recently flew to Edwards to prepare for the F-35's testing. The aircraft were flown by pilots from the 82nd Aerial Targets Squadron, according to an Air Force release.

"We're preparing for initial operational test and evaluation that starts next year," Matt Feringa, the F-35 Joint Operational Test Team senior tactical systems analyst, said in the release. "Part of the QF-16's mission is to carry airborne radar jamming pods. We flew F-35s with them as part of our test design development and to preliminarily evaluate the F-35 against those jamming pods." The QF-16s arrived in late April and flew for two weeks."

PHOTO:"Three QF-16s from Tyndall AFB, Fla., and Holloman AFB, N.M., sit on the flightline at Edwards AFB, Calif., April 28, 2017. Air Force photo by Chris Higgins." http://www.airforcemag.com/DRArchive/Pu ... 08-016.JPG


Source: http://www.airforcemag.com/DRArchive/Pa ... -Test.aspx
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Unread post19 May 2017, 22:30

22 May 2017 AFM?
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Unread post19 May 2017, 22:38

IF the link to article is followed one may see that the date is as stated. I guess I'll have to put explanations on all my calendar post dates now. GeeBus. AND YES when photos are posted OFTEN I photoshop them instead of posting originals. One can ALWAYS check the original photo because URLs are posted for both article & JPGs.
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Unread post20 May 2017, 15:42

Genuine question : GenIII "Lite" Helmet is intended for every pilots or only for small and light ones?
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Unread post20 May 2017, 16:18

There are at least two appropriate threads for this question: viewtopic.php?f=62&t=16223&start=750
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viewtopic.php?f=60&t=27447&p=367868#p367868 This thread gets my vote....

Answer - all pilots eventually will have the lighterweight helmet - read backwards in this second thread.
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