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The 53d Test and Evaluation Group (TEG) is responsible for delivering safe and effective capabilities and tactics that enhance the Combat Air Force's (CAF) lethality and survivability. The group manages and executes ACC's operational test & evaluation (OT&E) and tactics development for A-10, F-15C/E/EX, F-16, F-22, F-35, MQ-9, HH-60G/W, HC-130J, and Guardian Angel weapons systems. Additionally, the group supports foreign military exploitation and advanced technology demonstrations, as well as manages the evaluation of all air-to-air and air-to-ground weapons, mission planning systems, aircrew flight equipment, and agile combat support systems.
The 753rd Test and Evaluation Group, headquartered at
Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, and part of the 53rd Wing, consists of nine
squadrons and one detachment at eight installations across the United
States: the 15th TES, 29th TSS, 31st
TES, 49th TES, 53rd CSS, 72nd TES, 337th TES, 410th TES, 417th TES, and 753rd
TEG Det 1.
The group’s operational test and evaluation mission
directly supports Air Force Global Strike Command and Air Combat Command. The
753rd TEG serves as the premier test organization for seven different weapon
systems, multiple flight simulators and training systems, and operational test
The 753rd TEG's mission is to deliver lethal, survivable
and effective combat capability to our nation's warfighters at the speed of
relevance. We are a focused, efficient,
integrated and operations aligned team executing world class Operational Test
and Tactics Development needed by the Warfighter to Compete, and if needed
Defeat our nation's enemies.
The 53rd Weapons Evaluation Group is an Air Combat Command
tenant organization located at Tyndall AFB FL consisting of five squadrons and
two detachments across three geographically separated locations throughout the
United States: the 53rd Test Support Squadron, 81st Air Control Squadron, 82nd
Aerial Targets Squadron, and 83d Fighter Weapons Squadron, all located at
Tyndall; 86th Fighter Weapons Squadron, located at Hill AFB, UT; Det. 1, 82
ATRS, located at Holloman AFB, NM; and Det. 1, 86 FWS located at Eglin AFB.
Under CAF Plan 53 the 53rd WEG supports ACC WSEP and under
COMACC Plan 001 and AFGSC/CC Plan 001 supports Nuclear WSEP. It also supports Weapons Instructor Course
(WIC) air-to-air formal training syllabi under COMACC Plan 92. Unit personnel
provide all USAF aerial target support for DoD and international partners in
the Eglin-Gulf ranges and full-scale targets for Title 10 testing on White
Sands Missile Range near Holloman.
Constantly improving Joint-Coalition Weapons Systems, the
53rd Weapons Evaluation Group’s mission is to lead the evaluation of
multi-domain precision weapons for combat aircraft and provide
threat-representative targets for weapons optimization. We are a talented team
of patriotic Airmen, Civilians, and Contractors, synergistically increasing
Joint/Coalition lethality and survivability.