Here’s how an F-16 Wild Weasel pilot earned the Silver Star decoration during Operation Allied Force

The risky business of being a “Wild Weasel” pilot.

Born in response to LWF (Light Weight Fighter) program, to meet the U.S. Air Force need for a small and agile fighter, the F-16 Viper has become the USAF standard multirole aircraft. Among the many missions that this combat plane can perform there is also the Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses (SEAD). Today, the typical Air Force Wild Weasel platform (as the aircraft used in the SEAD role are ...

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