An F-16C from Holloman AFB, N.M., crashed during a training sortie over the White Sands Missile Range last week, officials announced. The pilot successfully ejected before the jet impacted rugged terrain approximately 70 miles northwest of the base, near Truth or Consequences, N.M. The 314th Fighter Squadron pilot was rescued in “good condition” and taken to a local medical facility for evaluation after the Nov. 25 incident, according to an Air Education and Training Command update. The 314th FS stood up as Holloman’s second F-16 training squadron, relocating from Luke AFB, Ariz., to make room for F-35 training there back in July. Holloman’s F-16 training squadrons report to the 56th Fighter Wing at Luke. Loss of the aircraft is pegged at $25 million, and officials are convening an official inquest to determine the cause of the crash, according to the release.
Details Murky as ARRW Falls Short in Second Test
March 24, 2023
The second all-up flight of the AGM-183A Air-Launched Rapid Response Weapon on March 13 fell short of a fully successful test, but the Air Force isn’t saying what went wrong with the Lockheed Martin-built hypersonic missile. The defense giant's Missiles and Fire Control division recently said the ARRW is "ready…