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B-52 HYPERSONIC KILL CHAIN EMPLOYMENT SUCCESS
Thursday, May 6, 2021
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B-52 took a simulated shot using an AGM-183 ARRW

.Source: US Air Force


B-52 took a simulated shot using an AGM-183 ARRW

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JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska -- A B-52 Stratofortress from the 49th Test and Evaluation Squadron, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, conducted a successful simulated hypersonic kill chain employment from sensor to shooter and back during Northern Edge 21, May 5, 2021. During the more than 13-hour sortie from Barksdale AFB to Alaska and back, the B-52 was able to receive target data from sensors via the All-Domain Operations Capability experiment, more than 1,000 nautical miles away miles away at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. Once it received the data from the ADOC-E, the bomber then was able to successfully take a simulated shot of the target from 600 nautical miles away using an AGM-183 Air Launched Rapid Response Weapon. "We were really exercising the data links that we needed in order to complete that kill chain loop, and then get the feedback to the players in the airspace that the simulated hypersonic missile was fired and effective," said Lt. Col. Joe Little, 53rd Test Management Group deputy commander. This was a successful showcase of Beyond Line of Sight Kill Chain employment, and notably, was a success in the highly contested and realistic threat environment that Northern Edge provides. "The team did an outstanding job effecting this event both in planning and execution," said Lt. Col. Matt Guasco, 49th Test and Evaluation Squadron commander. "This is a win for the USAF and greater DOD as a whole but make no mistake, we are just getting started." The ADOC-E is a joint team represents the operational-level "blue" training audience designed to experiment with synchronizing joint functions in forward locations. The ADOC-E design allows the synchronization of joint functions in forward, contested environment when traditional C2 structure effectiveness is degraded or denied. ADOC-E personnel have coordination authority capable of facilitating long-range joint fires and further hosting future capability provided through and advanced battle management system approach. The ADOC-E use of current and emergent technology provides assessment opportunities for experimental capabilities and concepts and accelerates employment of relevant TTPs and technologies supporting major combat operations. NE21 is a U.S. Indo-Pacific Command exercise designed to provided high-end, realistic war fighter training, develop and improve joint interoperability, and enhance the combat readiness of participating forces. This is done by providing a venue for large force employment training and multi-domain operations; tactical training for the full spectrum of conflict; execute and advance adaptive basing joint tactics, techniques, and procedures; advance live-virtual-constructive capabilities; and support U.S. Indo-Pacific Command's experimental initiatives.

Source:  U.S. Air Force
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Author: 1st Lt. Savanah Bray 

 
MORE ISRAELI AIRSTRIKES ON TARGETS IN SYRIA
Thursday, May 6, 2021
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.Source: IAF


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JERUSALEM -- Israel carried out air strikes on targets inside Syria for a second night in a row. The air strikes hit targets in the area of the Quneitra border town in the Syrian Golan Heights. These are the first raids since Israeli launch air operations after an errant Syrian surface-to-air missile landed near the Dimona nuclear reactor in the Negev desert.

The IDF has launched hundreds of strikes in Syria since the start of the civil war in 2011. These strikes have targeted Iranian attempted to establish a permanent military presence in Syria.

Source:  Times of Israel
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TURKEY PERFORMS TEST OF HISAR A+ SAM
Tuesday, May 4, 2021
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.Source: Turkey Ministry of National Defense


Source: Turkey Ministry of National Defense


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ANKARA -- Turkey conducted a test of its Hisar-A+ surface-to-air missile (SAM) on May 3. The missile hit a target aircraft at the Aksaray Shooting Range. This is a domestic development program.

The Hisar-A+ is a short-range air defense system and an upgraded version of the Hisar-A. These missiles are part of the medium and long-range Hisar air defense systems family. The prime contractors are Aselsan and Roketsan.

Turkey completed a test firing of the Hisar-O+ in March 2021. The Hisar-O+ is a medium-range air defense system.

Source:  Daily Sabah
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