U.S. Air Forces • Top Air Superiority Squadron • 2020

U.S. Air Force

The 48th Fighter Wing’s 493rd Fighter Squadron won the 2020 Raytheon Trophy. The 493d Fighter Squadron, nicknamed “The Grim Reapers”, is part of the United States Air Force’s 48th Fighter Wing located at RAF Lakenheath, England. The 493d is currently the only USAF squadron flying the McDonnell Douglas F-15C/D Eagle within United States Air Forces Europe and has been flying the F-15C since 1994. These 493d F-15C fighter aircraft have weaponry systems specifically designed to locate and target enemy aircraft and include the AIM-9 and AIM-120 air-to-air missiles.