Boeing announced last week that it has delivered the newest upgrade to the Air Force’s F-15E mission training centers at Mountain Home AFB, Idaho, Seymour Johnson AFB, N.C., and RAF Lakenheath in Britain. The upgrade, Suite 5, brings the realistic, high-fidelity simulators used in these centers to the same configuration as the actual F-15E cockpits, including the ability to deploy the small diameter bomb, the company said. Boeing also said it delivered a four-ship F-15E training system to Mountain Home in March and expects to deliver a four-ship system to the Seymour Johnson MTC this month. In August, the F-15E MTCs are scheduled to join the US military’s distributed mission operations network that allows aircrews in one location to train with pilots dispersed at other worldwide sites.
An Active-Duty Airman set himself on fire in front of the Israeli Embassy this afternoon, the Air Force confirmed to Air & Space Forces Magazine. The man, who was taken to the hospital and is in critical condition, has not yet been publicly identified.