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48th Fighter Wing adds JDAM to F-15 arsenal

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Old July 22nd 03, 09:18 PM
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48th Fighter Wing adds JDAM to F-15 arsenal

(EXCERPT) Stars and Stripes European edition, Tuesday, July 22, 2003

RAF LAKENHEATH, England — A new weapon was added to the 48th Fighter
Wing arsenal last week when F-15E Strike Eagles successfully dropped
Joint Direct Attack Munitions at the Aberporth Range in the United

It was the first time such munitions, known as JDAMs, have been
dropped from F-15 aircraft, adding to the weapons capability of the
fighter, according to an Air Force news release.

Four F-15E aircraft dropped inert JDAMs within a few meters of their
target during a training mission last Tuesday.

JDAMs have been successfully dropped from bombers and the F-16
Fighting Falcon, but last week’s effort was a first for the F-15 and
the 48th Fighter Wing, also known as the Liberty Wing.

“The Strike Eagle and Liberty Wing have entered a new er...

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