F-15EX Fires Missile for the First Time in Test Written 1 February 2022


Maiden flight of the U.S. Air Force's F-15EX, February 2, 2021.| Credit: Boeing/Eric Shindelbower; USAF; Public Domain

Air Force Times reports that the F-15EX Eagle II on Friday successfully fired “an AIM-120D missile at a BQM-167 target drone over the Gulf of Mexico.” The F-15EX, “which was taking part in an air-to-air weapons system evaluation program known as Combat Archer, found the drone with its sensors, tracked it and fired the missile at it.”
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