Whopper Weapons Evaluation

Air Force and Navy fighters conducted one of the largest Combat Archer Weapon Systems Evaluation Programs to date ?at Tyndall AFB, Fla., firing a? total of 47 missiles over the two-week period earlier this month. “This is one of the only places where we can cross into our sister services and impact” their weapons employment, said SMSgt. Dean Childs, with the 83rd Fighter Weapons Squadron, in a release. “It gives us the opportunity to not only learn from them, but also allow them to see how the Air Force operates,” he added. A total of 35 jets from five squadrons took part in the WSEP, including F-15s and F-16s from Nellis AFB, Nev., Seymour Johnson AFB, N.C., Eglin AFB, Fla., and the Ohio National Guard, in addition to Navy fighter units. Tyndall holds Combat Hammer air-to-ground and Combat Archer air-to-air WSEPs an average of 12 times a year, hosting some 200 aircraft and 30 joint-service and allied squadrons, according to the base.