Hand-held missiles challenge Red Flag pilots

Tony Rankins, program manager for the Warfighter Integration Office at the Center for Countermeasures, aims a man-portable air-defense system (MANPADS) during Red Flag 16-3 on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 18, 2016. MANPADS can attain a speed of about twice the speed of sound and strike aircraft flying at altitudes up to approximately 15,000 feet. The device is monitored through a separate computer which calculates the accuracy and trajectory. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kristin High/Released)

PHOTO BY: Senior Airman Kristin High
VIRIN: 160719-F-BX159-003.JPG
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