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Air Force photograph by Master Sgt. Michael Jackson

A F-35A Lightning II test aircraft assigned to the 31st Test Evaluation Squadron from Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., released AIM-120 AMRAAM and AIM-9X missiles at QF-16 targets during a live-fire test over an Air Force range in the Gulf of Mexico on June 12, 2018. The Joint Operational Test Team conducted the missions as part of Block 3F Initial Operational Test and Evaluation. The 31st TES is a geographically separated unit of the 53rd Wing, headquartered at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.
 

Air Force photograph by Master Sgt. Michael Jackson

An F-35A Lightning II test aircraft assigned to the 31st Test Evaluation Squadron from Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., released AIM-120 AMRAAM and AIM-9X missiles at QF-16 targets during a live-fire test over an Air Force range in the Gulf of Mexico on June 12, 2018. The Joint Operational Test Team conducted the missions as part of Block 3F Initial Operational Test and Evaluation. The 31st TES is a geographically separated unit of the 53rd Wing, headquartered at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.