China Lake , California ( Sept 7 , 2005 ) – A Pilot Assigned To Air Test And E ...
Stockphoto ID: 670882
File name: 050907-N-9277A-1-LOW.jpg
Format: digital, 3000+ pixels longest side
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Source: photo agency Based in: United States
Description: china lake , california ( sept 7 , 2005 ) – a pilot assigned to air test and evaluation squadron nine ( vx 9 ) , looks out the canopy of his f / a 18f super hornet as he conducts a low pop up maneuver above the south end of panamint valley near china lake , california the aircraft was performing tests on the shared reconnaissance pod system ( sharps ) prior to fleet wide dissemination sharps is a multi functioned reconnaissance pod , adaptable to several airborne platforms for tactical manned airborne reconnaissance us navy photo by cmdr ian c anderson ( released )