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Close-up of a F-16CJ of the 78th Fighter Squadron / 20th Fighter Wing, as it flies over the desert near the Saudi Arabian / Iraqi border.  The aircraft is armed with a High Speed Anti-Radiation Missile (HARM) which is visable underneath the wing along with a external fuel tank.  Hanging off of the centerline weapons station is an ALQ-119 Electroninc Jamming Pod which is used for self protection.  The F-16CJ's of the 77th and 78th Fighter Squadrons are currently  deployed to Prince Sultan Air Base, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, from Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina.  The F-16CJ is tasked with  providing the suppression of enemy air defenses over the No-Fly , No-Drive Zone over Southern Iraq.

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