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February 02, 2022

F-15EX 'Missile Truck' Completes 1st Test

Eagle II Fighter Development Beats Missile Engagement Distance Records with AIM-120D

The U.S. Air Force has announced a milestone in the development of its new F-15EX Eagle II after a test aircraft fired an AIM-120D missile in a range over the Gulf of Mexico. The new Eagle II will replace the USAF's aging, increasingly tired F-15C and /Ds purchased through the decades. The new Eagle II has been referred to as a "missile truck", a concept that see the fighter carry ordnance into combat as a launch platform reliant upon stealthier, more advanced fighters like the F-35 Lightning II to penetrate hostile airspace and provide targeting guidance. The duo, if used correctly, leverages the increased payload of the Eagle with the advanced sensor suite

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Coast Guard Air Assets Aid In Alaskan Rescue

Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk Helicopter and A C-130 Super Hercules Took Part

The Coast Guard medevaced an injured crew member Monday from a fishing vessel near St. Paul, Alaska. A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew launched out of Forward Operating Location Cold Bay and hoisted the man from the 169-foot fishing vessel Constellation at about 9:30 a.m., just outside St. Paul Harbor. The Coast Guard placed the man in the care of St. Paul Health Center staff, who later transferred him to a Guardian Flight aircraft crew that flew him to Anchorage for further care.

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