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Members of the F-22 Flying Test Bed team pose for a photo in front of the highly modified Boeing 757 May 3. The FTB routinely flies with real Raptors both at Edwards and Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada in order to gain an early look at F-22 mission software before the software is released to developmental flight test, mainly at Edwards. The FTB can fly up to 30 crewmembers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ethan Wagner) F-22 Flying Test Bed is tip of spear for Raptor mission systems
From time to time, the F-22 Raptor Combined Test Force at the 411th Flight Test Squadron gets a visit from an old friend. A highly modified and instrumented Boeing 757 called the F-22 Flying Test Bed is an F-22 avionics laboratory. The experimental FTB is the very first Boeing 757 ever produced, and has been retrofitted in order to perform flight
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2017
Members of the AFRL Advanced Power Technology Office, Air Mobility Command, Air Force Special Operations Command, Team Charleston, Air Transportability Test Loading Activity, Robins Air Force Base, Warner Robins, Georgia, Boeing and cable designer Samson Rope met on Joint Base Charleston to conduct an operational evaluation of new synthetic cargo tiedowns and winch cables at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, Nov. 28 and 29. The new tiedowns and winch cables will reduce the weight by nearly 1,000 pounds on each C-17 Globemaster III and save the Air Force approximately $4,000,000 each year. JB Charleston tests new equipment, saves Air Force millions
JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. -- An operational evaluation of new synthetic tiedowns and winch cables for the C-17 Globemaster III took place here Nov. 28 and 29, 2016. Tiedowns are ropes, cords, straps or chains that secure items during airlift operations. Winch cables help adjust the tension on tiedowns, securing the load.These prototypes were
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