EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE —The Air Force Test Center is scheduled to host Orange Flag Exercise 19-4 at Edwards AFB, Dec. 10, which will include participants from nine bases across the U.S.

Orange Flag is a developmental flight test event that brings together capabilities from across the military services to evaluate systems in a near-peer adversary environment. Fighters, bombers, command and control, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance aircraft will fly together in the skies above California to pit their systems against a challenging set of ground and air threats.

Participants are scheduled to come together from all across the U.S.: Edwards Air Force Base, Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake, Nellis Air Force Base, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve Test Center, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Offutt Air Force Base, Tinker Air Force Base, Dyess Air Force Base, Travis Air Force Base, March Air Reserve Base, and Fort Bliss.

“Interoperability is the key to modern warfare. Our ability to successfully test the integration of networks and systems across the services contributes directly to combat capability,” said Maj. Ed Cannon, F-35 test pilot and Orange Flag deputy director. “As an example, in Orange Flag 19-2 the F-35 demonstrated for the first time the ability to send data to the U.S. Army’s Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System.”

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