Photos by Ilka Cole, Team Eglin Public Affairs.
An MQ-9 Reaper sits on the flight line as remotely piloted aircraft crews wait for the fog to clear during Combat Hammer Nov. 6 at Duke Field, Fla.
An Airman radios the MQ-9 ground control station during Combat Hammer at Duke Field.
Air National Guard units brought two MQ-9s and a complete launch and recovery system.
ANG operators planned and executed missions with active duty units for the four-day live-drop evaluation.
MQ-9 Reapers prepare to taxi down the flight line as remotely piloted aircraft crews wait for the fog to clear during Combat Hammer.
An MQ-9 launch and recovery compound near the Duke flight line assembled for Combat Hammer Nov. 6 at Duke Field.
This was the first multi-unit weapons systems evaluation program for the ANG units and their maintainers.
An MQ-9 Reaper tail flash from the New York Air National Guard sits on the flight line.
The 86th Fighter Weapons Squadron’s Combat Hammer is a weapons system evaluation program for air-to-ground munitions.