Locked & loaded

An F-15C Eagle from the 44th Fighter Squadron flies loaded up AIM-120 missiles during a Combat Archer mission at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., May 5. Combat Archer, an air-to-air weapons system evaluation program maintained by the 83rd Fighter Weapons Squadron. The WSEP program is used to evaluate the effectiveness and suitability of combat air force weapon systems. The evaluations are accomplished during tactical deliveries of fighter, bomber and unmanned aerial system precision guided munitions, on realistic targets with air-to-air and surface-to-air defenses. For many of the aircrew participating in WSEP, it is the first time employing live weapons. This provides a level of combat experience many units face during combat. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. John Hoffmann)

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