Edwards AFB Hosts Hypersonic Weapon Familiarization Training
U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Jeffrey Komives, Hypersonic Employment subject matter expert, orients operational crews B-1 Lancer, B-2 Spirit, B-52 Stratofortress, and F-15E Strike Eagle units across Air Force Global Strike Command and Air Combat Command on the Air Force’s Hypersonic Attack Cruise Missile as they participate in hypersonic weapon familiarization training at Edwards Air Force Base, California, Sept. 28, 2023. The participating crews received expert academics and training on hypersonic fundamentals and participated in tactical discussion on hypersonic operations to increase operational readiness and prepare multiple aircraft communities for hypersonics including the Hypersonic Attack Cruise Missile, Air-launched Rapid Response Weapon, and other programs under development. The Department of Defense is developing hypersonic science and technology to ensure the U.S. can rapidly field operational hypersonic systems. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lindsey Iniguez

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