Some 400 airmen, soldiers, sailors, marines, and Canadian airmen are conducting joint training in air-to-ground support at Avon Park, Fla., for Atlantic Strike V. The US Central Command Air Forces semi-annual training event, which ends today, provides an opportunity to integrate USAF’s Remotely Operated Video Enhancement Receiver (ROVER) data into operations conducted by USAF joint terminal attack controllers and Army joint fires observer teams, reports SSgt. Amanda Savannah. Some of the training takes place in Avon Park to provide an urban setting, but the director of Atlantic Strike V, Maj. Raymond Brennan said that activities would be “transparent to most citizens.”
In a nighttime ceremony contrived to continue concealment of many of its features, the new B-21 bomber rolled out of Northrop Grumman's Palmdale, Calif. plant Dec. 2. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said the aircraft's advanced technology represents "deterrence, the American way."