By Maj. Ashley Conner, 53d Wing Public Affairs
/ Published November 19, 2018
Boeing delivered a QF-16 to Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. on Oct. 24. The QF-16 enables live fire weapons testing during Combat Archer. Combat Archer evaluations are conducted to prepare and evaluate operational fighter squadrons' readiness for combat operations. The program evaluates all phases of combat operations from weapons loading to aircraft performance, aircrew performance and weapons performance: an end-to-end kill-chain evaluation of man, weapon and machine combat in a realistic environment. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Capt. David McLellan)
The 53rd WEG are a geographically separated unit of the 53rd Wing headquartered at Eglin AFB.