The Heavily Used Compass Call

The Heavily Used Compass Call: The Daily Report got to see an EC-130 Compass Call aircraft up close and personal at Andrews AFB, Md., Thursday, receiving crew briefings on the functions of the electronic combat aircraft. One of the most astounding aspects of the work of members of the 55th Electronic Combat Group at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., is the number of flying hours the crews have amassed in Southwest Asia—a total of more than 11,000 hours. Members of the 41st and 43rd Electronic Combat Squadrons have flown more than 4,000 hours in Afghanistan and 7,200 in Iraq, said Capt. Jennifer Kloin of the 43rd ECS. Their job includes helping combat remotely detonated explosives and interdicting signals intelligence. (Read more in “Evolving to Meet Today’s EW Threat.”)