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  • F-16 downs target drone with laser guided rocket in unprecedented test

    The 85th Test and Evaluation Squadron shot down a subscale drone using an AGR-20A Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) laser-guided rocket on December 19, 2019, providing a proof of concept for using rockets queued from an F-16 targeting pod as viable munitions to perform cruise missile defense.
  • I-WEPTAC delivers third straight year of innovation

    Mission Area Working Groups delivered innovative solutions to the Air Force’s top Agile Combat Support challenges at the 3rd Annual Installation and Mission Support Weapons and Tactics Conference outbrief here April 10. One of those senior leaders in attendance was Gen. Mike Holmes, commander of Air Combat Command, who said the presentations were “impressive to watch.” His command, which runs the CAF WEPTAC, is partnering with Air Force Materiel Command and AFIMSC to test a combat support wing concept developed at a previous I-WEPTAC. The capstone exercise for the concept takes place at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, in May.
  • WEPTAC 2018: Developing Multiple-Domain Tactics to Support Air Ops

    The Air Combat Command’s Directorate of Operations in conjunction with the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center hosted the 2018 Combat Air Force Weapons and Tactics Conference (CAF WEPTAC) from Jan. 2 to 12 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.WEPTAC provides a unique opportunity for combat air force tactical experts to brief and discuss current issues, look
  • Air Force faces fighter pilot shortage

    The Air Force is in the midst of a pilot shortage. While most platforms are affected by the shortage, the fighter pilot community has been hit the hardest.
  • CSAF talks future attributes of warfare during 2017 WEPTAC

    Air Force senior leaders joined joint and coalition warfighters for the 2017 Weapons and Tactics Conference (WEPTAC) here, Jan. 2 through 13.
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