Completes Operational-Scenario Mission With NATO F-16
The A330 Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT), which is an Airbus
Military program, has achieved a new milestone with its first
nighttime refueling operation using the advanced Aerial Refueling
Boom System (ARBS) integrated on the first Australian A330
Completes Initial Service Release Altitude Qualification
The Pratt & Whitney's F135 engine powering the F-35 Joint
Strike Fighter has completed altitude qualification ground testing,
the final testing that demonstrates the operability and performance
required for Conventional Take-off and Landing (CTOL) and Carrier
Variant (CV) Initial Service Release (ISR).
First Ship-Based Deployment With Tilt-Rotor Aircraft
The multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5)
launched 10 MV-22B Ospreys from the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit
to fly into Camp Bastion, Afghanistan, November 6th, in support of
Operation Enduring Freedom.
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Earlier in the week, the Air Force Reserve's Hurricane Hunters
flew non-stop into Hurricane Ida, collecting critical weather data
as the storm entered the Gulf of Mexico. The 53rd Weather
Reconnaissance Squadron collected data to help determine
if the storm was gaining strength.