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Default Air Force Logo NEWS RELEASE: MQ-9A ABBREVIATED ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION RELEASED
Release No: 05112017-1 Date: May 11, 2017 A pilot’s misprioritization of checklist tasks and failure to observe aircraft warnings led to the crash of an MQ-9A Reaper remotely-piloted aircraft on the Nevada Test and Training Range June 7, 2016, according to an Air Combat Command Abbreviated Accident Investigation Board report released today.
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2017
Seven F-22A Raptors sit outside the 411th Flight Test Squadron Aug. 10. Four operational jets from three different bases are at Edwards for testing to help improve the long-term combat capability of the F-22 Raptor. (U.S. Air Force photo by Christian Turner) Raptors converge on F-22 CTF as it prepares to move
Just after the turn of the century, it wasn’t unusual to see seven F-22A Raptors parked around the 411th Flight Test Squadron compound during the fighter’s early developmental test and evaluation days. Today, the 411th and F-22 Combined Test Force has just four of the fifth-generation fighters left – including one in the hangar undergoing maintenance – to conduct testing to continually improve the Raptor fleet’s combat and long-term capabilities.
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2016
Technicians from the 846th Test Squadron at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., prepare a rocket-propelled sled for a launch here Aug. 18, 2015. Teams of engineers, technicians and computer program experts all worked together to break the world record for speed on a magnetically-levitated sled system. The test, taking place March 4, 2016, sent the sled accelerating at 633 mph – shattering the previous record of 513 mph. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Randahl J. Jenson)   633 mph -- nothing to mach
“Ten, nine, eight, seven, six…” A steady voice reads through a crackling radio atop a roughly hewn 2x4 wooden shelf, adding lumber to the smells of coffee and aftershave inside the enclosed trailer. Red LED numbers attached to the radio flash their faint light as they drop toward zero.  “…five, four, three…” Rolling chairs anxiously scrape across
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2016
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