U.S. Navy Lt. Daniel "Crib" Armenteros, piloting an F-35C Lightning II assigned to Naval Air Station China Lake's Air Test and Evaluation Squadron Nine (VX-9), conducts the first live-fire test of an AIM-120 missile released from an operational Joint Strike Fighter. The advanced medium-range air-to-air missile was released from the aircraft's internal weapons storage bay over a controlled sea test range in the Pacific Ocean as part of efforts by the 412th Test Wing and Joint Operational Test Team at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. Air Force photo by Christopher Okula.
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Almanac: Weapons & Platforms

June 1, 2020

A detailed guide to the aircraft, aerial target systems, weapons systems, and satellite systems in USAF and USSF inventory.