Military Photo: Flight Terminated

Posted: 08/01/2010

n F-16 Fighting Falcon explodes, sending debris and shrapnel into the air Aug. 19, 2010, on the range at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The explosion was a static test of the flight termination system to be used in the QF-16, a supersonic reusable full-scale aerial target drone modified from an F-16. The purpose of the test was to demonstrate that the FTS design will be sufficient to immediately terminate the flight of a QF-16, as well as to determine a range safety debris footprint. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

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