U.S. Air Force squadron elite skull on the battlefield is not able to stimulate the weapons potential
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Skull Squadron rigorous testing process designed to stimulate the maximum combat potential weapons
According to the U.S. “examiner.com” website July 28 report, nicknamed “skeleton” of the 85th Test and Evaluation Squadron (85 TES) is one of the Air Force’s elite units, is responsible for a variety of new weapons testing and evaluation work. Although very few of the squadron on the battlefield, but its role on the U.S. air strike force generation, is essential.
the ultimate test of new equipment
under section 85 squadron commander Lt. Col. Paul Lowe Lyme introduced within this deployment at Eglin, Florida base unit, the experienced pilots operating with 13 F-16 and F-15C fighters, and a small amount of F-15E “Strike Eagle” fighter-bombers. They are engaged in the task is known as the “new equipment in service before the final exam,” demanding the testing process is intended to stimulate the greatest weapons fighting potential.
In addition, if a hardware or software application of new technology, or with the original equipment, there are significant differences, then 85 Squadron will be to develop specific operating procedures are standard (TTP). Meanwhile, veteran of the squadron’s flight had to be carefully simulated weapon systems in the reliability of complex environments.
“In many ways, we are the first 422 and the Nellis Test and Evaluation Squadron (see July 3, 07 newspaper edition reported) are similar, but we only focus on a few over the years fighters , … … pay more attention to the potential of aircraft hardware and software upgrades, and look for their operational environment, and the first 422 Squadron focuses on developing new tactics. “Weilai Mu explains:” In short, they are more to explore advantage of the air rules, and we strive to enhance the airborne equipment’s capabilities. “
” lead the way “the effectiveness of action striking
present, the first squadron is 85 committed to enhance the variety of new equipment in the power of the three fighters. They refused to disclose the F-15E and F-16 upgrade details, recognizes only F-15C fighter jets are being implemented dress APG-63 (V) 3 active phased array radar (AESA) of the project. The radar was born 20 years ago makes the F-15C in the 21st century continue to maintain air superiority, its high reliability make these old aircraft maintenance costs significantly reduced. Weilai Mu said, they will improve after the fighters perform different tasks in assessing the performance of these tests start with basic tactical flying start, then gradually to the high complexity of tactical development.
about half of the 85th Squadron pilots received the Air Force Weapons School’s senior weapons instructor course (WIC) training, and the rest also have a very extensive practical and teaching experience. Not only that, they also launched a “guide” (Road Shows) action to test themselves in teaching and training expertise to the combat units, which increase awareness of new equipment. Of course, working closely with the combat units, but also to the 85th Squadron to get valuable feedback at any time, for a variety of difficult problems in a timely manner in order to propose a solution.
as the main threat facing the U.S. Air Force continued to change, the 85th Squadron with the times, established a base at Eglin “imaginary enemy tactical group” to rely on space warfare and information warfare experts in the field to achieve full combat environment simulation. As Wei Laimu Lieutenant Colonel emphasized, “We must always ensure that this ‘trump card game’ dominance of, or the United States can not have the most outstanding air combat power.” (Newspaper freelance writer Tian Jianwei)