Eglin Air Force Base

Three F-16 jets arrive at Eglin AFB to be modified in self-flying planes to test CCA drone wingman concept

Three F-16 jets arrive at Eglin AFB to be modified in self-flying planes to test CCA drone wingman concept

F-16 jets to be modified in self-flying planes The 96th Test Wing and 53rd Wing at Eglin Air Force Base… Read More

4 months ago

F-15EX Eagle II concludes Integrated Test & Evaluation Phase 1 with successful deployment of three JASSMs

F-15EX deploys JASSMs The 85th Test and Evaluation Squadron at Eglin Air Force Base (AFB) recently validated the F-15EX Eagle… Read More

11 months ago

F-22 Raptor pilots test USAF’s Next Generation Helmet

Developmental F-22 Raptor flight tests are underway for the USAF’s new Next Generation Fixed Wing Helmet at Eglin Air Force… Read More

1 year ago

F-22 Raptor Formal Training Unit begins move from Eglin Air Force Base to Joint Base Langley-Eustis

Following the Hurricane Michael, Tyndall-assigned F-22 Raptor jets were temporarily relocated to Eglin Air Force Base where they continued to… Read More

1 year ago

F-15EX fires missiles from new weapon stations 1 and 9 for first time and validates the Eagle II’s 12 air-to-air missiles capacity

Once initial testing is complete, operational units receiving the new F-15EX will be able to carry and employ a full… Read More

2 years ago

USAF Research Laboratory sprayed methyl salicylate on F-15E Strike Eagle to test its chemical/biological protective capability

This F-15E Strike Eagle test is one of many evaluations set to be conducted across multiple DoD airframe platforms over… Read More

2 years ago

F-15E Strike Eagle completes first-ever guided launch of AIM-120D3

A 53rd Wing F-15E Strike Eagle executed the first-ever guided launch of the AIM-120D3 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile. A… Read More

2 years ago

End of an Era: Nellis Air Force Base bids farewell to the F-15C Eagle

The end of an era is upon Nellis Air Force Base. The installation geared up to bid farewell to the… Read More

2 years ago

F-22 suffered a mishap upon landing at Eglin Air Force Base, F-16 crashed in a woodland area near the Louisiana-Texas border. Both Pilots are Safe.

An F-22 Raptor suffered a mishap upon landing at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., and an Oklahoma Air National Guard… Read More

2 years ago

F-15EX Eagle II fires an AIM-120D AMRAAM Air-to-Air Missile for the First Time

Flying over the Gulf of Mexico, the US Air Force’s newest fighter, the F-15EX Eagle II, successfully fired an AIM-120D… Read More

2 years ago

F-15E Strike Eagle releases USAF new GBU-72 Advanced 5K Penetrator 5,000-pound bunker buster

The GBU-72 Advanced 5K Penetrator was developed to overcome hardened deeply buried target challenges and designed for both fighter and… Read More

3 years ago

The story of SR-71A #61-7959, the only “Big Tail” Blackbird in existence

SR-71A #61-7959 came off the assembly line like any other Blackbird, but it was chosen as the platform for a… Read More

3 years ago

F-15E Strike Eagles demonstrate new tactics for employing modified 2,000-pound GBU-31 JDAMs on maritime targets

The goal of this F-15E Strike Eagle test was to validate a new way to employ 2,000-pound GBU-31 JDAMs on… Read More

3 years ago

Eglin F-15C Eagle # 82-0025 flew final flight honoring fallen Eagle pilot. An F-15EX will replace the Jet 025.

The retirement flight of F-15C Eagle # 82-0025 recognized Maj. James Duricy, on the F-15 that replaced his aircraft lost… Read More

3 years ago

Following Environmental Study, USAF approves moving F-22 Raptor training unit to Joint Base Langley-Eustis

Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., has been approved by the USAF as the new location for the 325th Fighter Wing (FW),… Read More

3 years ago

Unique photos show massive C-5M Super Galaxy conducting night countermeasures testing

Each night the C-5M Super Galaxy flew into Eglin AFB range and released more than 15 flares. This process was… Read More

3 years ago

USAF proof of concept validates loading 5 AGM-158 JASSM on F-15E Strike Eagle

This lays the foundation for follow-on flight testing that would more than double the F-15E Strike Eagle aircraft’s current AGM-158… Read More

3 years ago