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605th TEST & EVALUATION SQUADRON
Lineage. Constituted 605 Tactical Control Squadron on 5 Dec 1945. Activated on 15 Dec 1945. Discontinued and inactivated on 1 Oct 1961. Activated on 10 Dec 1963. Organized on 8 Apr 1964. Inactivated on 31 Dec 1971. Redesignated 605 Test Squadron on 9 Apr 1993. Activated on 15 Apr 1993. Redesignated 605 Test and Evaluation Squadron on 12 Mar 2004-.
Assignments. 502 Tactical Control Group, 15 Dec 1945; 314 Air Division, 1 Oct 1957; 5 Communications and Control Group, 15 Apr 1959-1 Oct 1961. 5 Tactical Control Group, 8 Apr 1964-31 Dec 1971. 505 Command and Control Evaluation Group (later, Air Force Command and Control Training and Innovation Center, Air Force Command and Control Training and Innovation Group), 15 Apr 1993; 505 Operations Group, 12 Mar 2004-.
Stations. Biggs Field, TX, 15 Dec 1945; Greenville AAB, SC, 13 Jan 1947; Pope AFB, NC, 27 Jun 1949-27 Aug 1950; Pusan AB, South Korea, 24 Sep 1950; Taegu AB, South Korea, c. 1 Oct 1950; Seoul, South Korea, 14 Oct 1950; Taegu AB, South Korea, 16 Dec 1950; Seoul, South Korea, 10 Jun 1951; Osan-ni (later, Osan) AB, South Korea, 25 Jan 1954; Kadena AB, Okinawa, 15 Apr 1959; Clark AB, Philippines, 21 Oct 1959-1 Oct 1961. Clark AB, Philippines, 8 Apr 1964-31 Dec 1971. Eglin AFB, FL, 15 Apr 1993; Hurlburt Field, FL, 30 Sep 1997-.
Operations. Conducts C2ISR operational test of AWACS, Joint STARS, AOC, TACP, CRC and ISR Weapons Systems, develop and evaluate tactics that optimize the combat capability of these weapon systems, and familiarize operational units with test results. Evaluates operational effectiveness, suitability, interoperability, information assurance, and TTP of C2ISR systems. Command and Control and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C2ISR) test manager for the 505 CCW, responsible for conducting operational testing and tactics development and evaluation C2ISR collection, processing and exploitation systems as well as managing and providing resources to support operational testing, development testing, various MAJCOM and joint special projects and supports C2 weapons system development and modernization.
Detachment 1, Provides operational testing for the AWACS E-3 aircraft including radar subsystem, electronic support measures subsystem, IFF, navigation and computers (data processing).
Detachment 2, Provides operational testing on the Joint Surveillance and Target Attack Radar System (JSTARS) E-8C aircraft to ensure it provides joint Air Force/Army Battle Management, Surveillance and Targeting system designed to provide air/land component CCs with, near-real time, wide-area surveillance and targeting information on moving and stationary terrestrial and maritime targets, enhanced theater battlespace management in support of operations directed at delaying, disrupting, or destroying enemy forces.
Air Operations Center (AOC) Flight, The AOC Flight (DOA) conducts operational testing on key joint-, combined-, and unit-level Theater Air Control Systems (TACS) that exercise command and control of theater-wide aerospace forces in support of the Joint Force Commander’s campaign plan and enable the Joint/Combined Forces Air Component Commander to accomplish the mission.
Control & Reporting Center (CRC) Flight, The CRC Flight (DOC) conducts OT, user acceptance testing (UAT) and other testing for theater air control systems as required for the joint warfighter. DOCs focus is on the CRC and other tactical elements of the theater air-ground system (TAGS) and their interface with other systems. CRC Flight melds the experience of C2 operators, maintainers, suitability analysts, and communicators to ensure that new systems and modifications to fielded systems meet the requirements of the CAF and other joint users. OL-C reports to DOC flight and is co-located with the 133 TS at Ft Dodge, IA.
Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance (ISR) Flight, The ISR Systems Flight (DOI) conducts operational tests and evaluations of systems used to integrate Command and Control, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C2ISR) based capabilities into; the Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS), Cryptographic Modernization (CM) Systems and Counter Improvised Explosive Devices (C-IED) Systems. DOI also provides tactics development and evaluation expertise.
Tactical Air Control Party (TAC-P) Flight, The TAC-P Flight (DOT) conducts OT and TD&E for TAC-P systems required for joint coalition warfighters. These include TAC-P command and control systems, datalink systems, and training systems aimed at improving speed, range, accuracy, and expertise in requesting, approving, and directing close air support (CAS). DOT’s primary focus is on TAC-P Modernization, which brings digitally aided CAS to the battlefield using the TACP Close Air Support System (TACP CASS), the Air Support Operations Center Gateway (ASOC GW), and the Vehicular Communications System (VCS). Additionally, DOT leads testing for the Joint Terminal Control Training and Rehearsal System – a virtual training simulator for TAC-Ps.
Analysis Flight, The Analysis Flight (DTA) provides test and analysis expertise and support as well as tech support for all tests in the other flights. The flight also provides data collection support and analysis for the squadron as well as web site design and maintenance.
Test Management Flight, The Test Management Flight (DTM) enhances the Air Forces theater air and missile defense capabilities through the integration of existing and emerging technologies, evaluates fieldable prototype systems, ensures compatibility with other systems/services, and ensures DoD combat capability. OL-A reports to DTM flight and is located in CAOC-N at Nellis AFB, NV.
Service Streamers. None
Campaign Streamers. Korea; UN Offensive; CCF Intervention; First UN Counteroffensive; CCF Spring Offensive; UN Summer-Fall Offensive; Second Korean Winter; Korea, Summer-Fall 1952; Third Korean Winter; Korea, Summer 1953.
Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None
Decorations. Distinguished Unit Citations: 3 Nov 1950-21 Apr 1951; 1 May 1952-30 Nov 1952. Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Combat “V”: 10 Aug 1966-10 Aug 1968. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards:
1 Sep 1959-1 Jun 1961; 8 Apr 1964-14 Jul 1965; 15 Jul 1965-30 Apr 1967; 2 May 1970-31 Dec 1971; [15 Apr 1993]-30 Jun 1993; 1 Jul 1993-30 Jun 1994; 1 Jul 1994-30 Jun 1995; 1 Jun 1996-31 May 1998; Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citations: 16 Sep 1950-25 Jan 1951; 25 Jan 1951-31 Mar 1953; 1 Oct 1952-27 Jul 1953. Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm: 10 Aug 1966-10 Aug 1968
Emblem. Approved on 27 Jul 1970.