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Airmen assigned to the 52nd Maintenance Group prepare an F-16 Fighting Falcon for the annual Combat Shield inspection at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, March 23, 2017. A Combat Shield team visited Spangdahlem March 20-24 to evaluate the reliability of several F-16s’ radar threat warning systems and countermeasures. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Dawn M. Weber) Combat Shield inspection certifies Saber readiness
The 480th Aircraft Maintenance Unit’s Avionics Shop here underwent a Combat Shield evaluation March 20–24. A Combat Shield evaluation team from the 16th Electronic Warfare Squadron at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, conducted the annual inspection to gauge the effectiveness of the threat-detection systems and countermeasures aboard the F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned here.
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