Bomb drop scheduled for tomorrow


An 85th Test and Evaluation Squadron F-15 lifts off the runway at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. (Ilka Cole, U.S. Air Force)

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla., Dec. 4, 2019–An Eglin Air Force Base bomb drop Thursday is expected to cause a loud noise in the area.

An F-15E Strike Eagle from the 85th Test and Evaluation Squadron is schedule to release live munitions on Range B-82 tomorrow between 8 a.m. and noon.

The munitions will cause a loud boom in the surrounding Eglin and Hurlburt Field area.

Area B-82 is west of State Road 85 and north of Eglin’s Roberts Pond management area, approximately 12-to-13 miles south of Galliver Cutoff and U.S. 90.

The 85th TES is dropping the live munitions to test the FMU-139D/B bomb fuse system, the newest joint-programmable fuse designed to eventually be used in smart weapons employed by both the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy.

Staff and 85th TES release

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