HALO jumps are used to enter hostile territory undetected when threats to both Airmen and aircraft are expected.
U.S., Britain Engage in Point Blank Defense
The Point Blank exercise is designed and co-hosted by the U.S. Air Force's 48th Fighter Wing and the British Royal Air Force. This iteration of the recurring exercise includes nearly double the usual number of aircraft — including both 4th and 5th generation fighters, as well as refueling and reconnaissance aircraft — launching from multiple locations across the United Kingdom. France has joined the exercise for the first time this year, bringing Dassault Rafale fighter jets.