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The Air Force Handbook - Illustrated Guide to the Weapon Systems and Equipment of the USAF, Airplanes, Fighter Jets and Bombers, Missiles, Satelli

ISBN: 9781521059135
Publisher: Independently published
Publication Date: 2017-04-13
Number of pages: 266
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The Air Force Handbook is a comprehensive reference sourcebook about the systems and equipment of the USAF: airplanes, war planes, fighter jets, bombers, cargo aircraft, helicopters, weapons, bombs, missiles, munitions, rockets, satellites, ground stations and systems, control networks, communications equipment, AWACS, Joint Stars, installation locations, glossary of terms and acronyms, systems by contractor, and much more. This book is designed for clear and easy reference to critical information about Air Force systems. TITLE: All systems are in alphabetical order. MISSION: How the system benefits Airmen, combatant commanders, support personnel, and the overall achievement of Air Force strategies. CONTRACTORS: A listing of prime and subcontractors. DESCRIPTION: A general explanation of the system and its key capabilities. SPECIFICATIONS: A listing of technical and functional parameters. ACQUISITION STATUS: The status of the system program, including the locations assigned, the current inventory, and a listing of key future upgrades to the system. OPERATIONAL ROLES: The Air Force is leveraging its core strategic capabilities—Global Power, Global Reach, Global Vigilance, and Agile Combat Support—to ensure joint air, space, and cyberspace dominance; strengthen joint warfighting capabilities; and implement Total Force Integration. Here is an abbreviated list of the systems covered in this guide: A-10/OA-10 Thunderbolt II * AC-130H Spectre * AC-130U Spooky * Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) System * AGM-65 Maverick * AGM-86B Air Launched Cruise Missile (ALCM) * AGM-86C/D Conventional Air Launched Cruise Missile (CALCM) * AGM-88 High Speed Anti-Radiation Missile (HARM) * AGM-129A Advanced Cruise Missile (ACM) * AGM-130 Standoff Attack Weapon * AIM-7M Sparrow * AIM-9M Sidewinder * AIM-9X Sidewinder * AIM-120 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM) * Air Force Combat Identification (AFCID) * Air Force Satellite Control Network * Air Force Weather Weapon System (AFWWS) * Airborne Laser (ABL) * AN/GSQ-272 Air Force Distributed Common Ground System (AF DCGS) * AN/USQ-163 Falconer Air and Space Operations Center Weapon System (AOC-WS) * B-1B Lancer * B-2 Spirit * B-52H Stratofortress * C-5 Galaxy * C-9C * C-12C/D/F/J * C-17 Globemaster III * C-20B/H * C-21A * C-32A * C-37A * C-40B/C * C-130 Hercules * C-130 Senior Scout * C-130H Scathe View * C-130J * CBU-87/103 Combined Effects Munition (CEM) * CBU-89/104 Gator * CBU-97/105 Sensor Fused Weapon (SFW) * Combatant Commanders Integrated Command and Control System (CCIC2S) * Combat Survivor Evader Locator (CSEL) * Control and Reporting Center (CRC) * Counterspace Systems * CV-22B * Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) * Defense Satellite Communications System (DSCS) III * Defense Support Program (DSP) * Deliberate Crisis and Action Planning and Execution Segments (DCAPES) * Distributed Mission Operations (DMO) * E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) * E-4B National Airborne Operations Center (NAOC) * E-8C Joint STARS * EC-130H Compass Call * Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) * Expeditionary Combat Support System (ECSS) * F-15A-D Eagle * F-15E Strike Eagle * F-16 Fighting Falcon * F-16 HARM Targeting System (HTS) R6 and R7 * F16-TARS (Theater Airborne Reconnaissance System) * F-22A Raptor * F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter * F-117 Nighthawk * GBU-31/32/38 Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) * GBU-39/B Small Diameter Bomb (SDB) * Global Broadcast Service (GBS) * Global Positioning System (GPS) * Halvorsen (formerly Next Generation Small Loader [NGSL]) * HC-130P/N King * HH-60G Pave Hawk * Hypersonic Technology Vehicle (HTV) * Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) * Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System (JHMCS) * KC-10 Extender * KC-135 Stratotanker * Launch & Test Range System (LTRS) * LGM-30G Minuteman III * MC-130E Combat Talon * more

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