Weapons testers at Eglin AFB, Fla., tested the flight termination system that will be resident on QF-16 full-scale target drones, Aug. 19, 2010. This test was part of the activities to certify that the QF-16s will meet the safety requirements for operating on USAF's test ranges. QF-16s are scheduled to enter service around 2014, replacing the QF-4s currently in use. Here, the F-16 explodes, sending debris and shrapnel into the air, during the FTS test.
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