8th Air Force leadership observes the IRIS B-52 demo
220622-F-FZ712-0001.JPG Photo By: Justin Oakes

SHREVEPORT, La. - Staff Sgt. Kyle Snedeker, center-right, a tactical data link manager from the 608th Air Operations Center, shows Brig. Gen. Scheid Hodges, center-left, Mobilization Assistant to the 8th Air Force Commander, the B-52 route during an aerial demonstration of the new IRIS communications system. IRIS is a commercial off-the-shelf, beyond line of sight tool produced by Outerlink. The system would allow for bombers to relay data, voice and imagery information in near real time speeds.


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