Published January 31, 2017
The 53rd Weapons Evaluation Group, headquartered at Tyndall AFB, is exclusively responsible for the evaluation of combat aircraft employing precision air-to-air and air-to-ground weapons. It is tasked to annually execute the Combat Air Force's Weapons System Evaluation Programs, known as COMBAT ARCHER and COMBAT HAMMER. It is also the Department of Defense's sole provider of full-scale aerial targets as well as threat-representative subscale targets. These unique operations, along with the WEG's many other functions, directly enhance Joint and Coalition airpower and improve overall warfighting capability.