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Formidable Shield

Maj. Zachary Probst, test pilot with the 40th Flight Test Squadron, prepares to fly a rehearsal flight testing the telemetry of the AQM-37C at RAF Lossiemouth, Scotland during Formidable Shield 2017. The mission is intended as a local area orientation flight in preparation for Formidable Shield 2017. (U.S. Air Force photos by Staff Sgt. Brandi Hansen)

Formidable Shield

Maj. Zachary Probst, test pilot with the 40th Flight Test Squadron, examines the AQM-37C at RAF Lossiemouth, Scotland during Formidable Shield 2017. Squadron Airmen launched the drones during the joint exercise, Formidable Shield 2017. (U.S. Air Force photos by Staff Sgt. Brandi Hansen)

Formidable Shield

Airmen from the 510th Aircraft Maintenance Unit from Aviano Air Force Base, prepare their F-16 Fighting Falcon for a flight. The aircraft was piloted by 40th Flight Test Squadron aircrew. The mission is intended as an Local Area Orientation flight in preparation for Formidable Shield 2017.(U.S. Air Force photos by Staff Sgt. Brandi Hansen)

Formidable Shield

Airmen from the 510th Aircraft Maintenance Unit from Aviano Air Force Base, prepare their F-16 Fighting Falcon for a flight. The aircraft was piloted by 40th Flight Test Squadron aircrew. The mission is intended as an Local Area Orientation flight in preparation for Formidable Shield 2017.(U.S. Air Force photos by Staff Sgt. Brandi Hansen)

Formidable Shield

Maj. Zachary Probst, test pilot with the 40th Flight Test Squadron, examines the AQM-37C at RAF Lossiemouth, Scotland during Formidable Shield 2017. Squadron Airmen launched the drones during the joint exercise, Formidable Shield 2017. (U.S. Air Force photos by Staff Sgt. Brandi Hansen)

Formidable Shield

Airmen from the 510th Aircraft Maintenance Unit from Aviano Air Force Base, prepare their F-16 Fighting Falcon for a flight. The aircraft was piloted by 40th Flight Test Squadron aircrew. The mission is intended as an Local Area Orientation flight in preparation for Formidable Shield 2017.(U.S. Air Force photos by Staff Sgt. Brandi Hansen)

Formidable Shield

Airmen from the 510th Aircraft Maintenance Unit from Aviano Air Force Base, prepare their F-16 Fighting Falcon for a flight. The aircraft was piloted by 40th Flight Test Squadron aircrew. The mission is intended as an local area orientation flight in preparation for Formidable Shield 2017.(U.S. Air Force photos by Staff Sgt. Brandi Hansen)

Formidable Shield

Airmen from the 510th Aircraft Maintenance Unit from Aviano Air Force Base, prepare their F-16 Fighting Falcon for a flight. The aircraft was piloted by 40th Flight Test Squadron aircrew. The mission is intended as an Local Area Orientation flight in preparation for Formidable Shield 2017.(U.S. Air Force photos by Staff Sgt. Brandi Hansen)

Formidable Shield

Maj. Zachary Probst, test pilot with the 40th Flight Test Squadron, prepares to fly a rehearsal flight testing the telemetry of the AQM-37C at RAF Lossiemouth, Scotland during Formidable Shield 2017. The mission is intended as a local area orientation flight in preparation for Formidable Shield 2017. (U.S. Air Force photos by Staff Sgt. Brandi Hansen)

Formidable Shield
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Maj. Zachary Probst, test pilot with the 40th Flight Test Squadron, taxies out to fly a rehearsal flight testing the telemetry of the AQM-37C at RAF Lossiemouth, Scotland during Formidable Shield 2017. The mission is intended as a local area orientation flight in preparation for Formidable Shield 2017. (U.S. Air Force photos by Staff Sgt. Brandi Hansen)

Maj. Zachary Probst, test pilot with the 40th Flight Test Squadron, prepares to fly a rehearsal flight testing the telemetry of the AQM-37C at RAF Lossiemouth, Scotland during Formidable Shield 2017. The mission is intended as a local area orientation flight in preparation for Formidable Shield 2017. (U.S. Air Force photos by Staff Sgt. Brandi Hansen)