News Search

FILTER:
test and evaluation
Clear

News Comments Updated
Jonathan Osborne, HTCI Project Manager and Technical Lead at Arnold Air Force Base (left) speaks with Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski, Air Force Materiel Command commander (center) and Col. Scott Cain, AEDC commander (right), regarding the transformation of the AEDC J-5 test facility into a facility that will support future hypersonic system weapon acquisition and research and development programs. (U.S. Air Force photo/Rick Goodfriend) AEDC J-5 Rocket Motor Test Facility undergoing complete renovation
ARNOLD AIR FORCE BASE, Tenn. -- As part of the Hypersonic Test and Evaluation Investment Program, a team of Arnold Engineering Development Complex engineers is heading up the Hypersonic Test Capability Improvement, or HTCI, project which will totally transform the former J-5 Large Rocket Motor Test Facility here.Nicknamed, “Project Phoenix,” this
0 9/20
2017
A B-52 from the 96th Bomb Squadron at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, is backed into the Benefield Anechoic Facility Jan. 9. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ethan Wagner) Benefield Anechoic Facility hosts B-52 for HERO testing
A B-52 Stratofortress from the 96th Bomb Squadron at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, is undergoing Hazards of Electromagnetic Radiation to Ordnance testing in the Benefield Anechoic Facility.   The test was requested by the B-52 Program Office at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, to comply with a recent mandate from the Air Force Safety Office,
0 2/01
2017
Robert Wallace (left), Lockheed Martin Flight Operations senior manager, presents David “Doc” Nelson a special flight suit patch for being the first to achieve 1,000 flight hours in the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Jan. 6. (Courtesy photo by Tom Reynolds/Lockheed Martin) Edwards test pilot first to reach 1,000 flight hours in Joint Strike Fighter
Lockheed Martin test pilot David "Doc" Nelson became the first pilot to achieve 1,000 flight hours in the F-35 during a test sortie Jan. 6, 2017. He achieved the milestone during a 4.5-hour flight in AF-03, one of the 461st Flight Test Squadron’s Joint Strike Fighters used for developmental test and evaluation. “It's an honor. At my age, to be
0 1/19
2017
Six microvanes are bonded to each side of the aft fuselage of the test C-17 for phases three, four and five in the C-17 Drag Reduction Program managed by the Air Force Research Laboratory, Advanced Power Technology Office, and tested by the 418th Flight Test Squadron at Edwards AFB. The C-17 Globemaster III used for all five test phases is provided by Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kenji Thuloweit) Final phase of C-17 drag reduction testing underway
When it comes to aviation fuel, the C-17 Globemaster III utilization rate makes it stand out as the largest consumer in the U.S. Air Force. This is why a team at the 418th Flight Test Squadron has been working for the past year on the Air Force Research Laboratory’s C-17 Drag Reduction Program. The 418th FLTS is currently wrapping up testing with
0 11/29
2016
AEDC instrumentation engineer Dan Pruyn works on the Tiltrotor Test Rig in preparation for a test in the 40-foot by-80-foot wind tunnel at the National Full-Scale Aerodynamics Complex, the AEDC wind tunnel testing site located in California. The test of the TTR is a project sponsored by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. TTR is a horizontal axis rig and rotates on the test section turntable to face the rotor into the wind at high speed, or fly edge-wise at low speed (100 knots), or at any angle in between. It is designed to accommodate a variety of rotors. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jeffrey Johnson) Engineer preps item for testing at AEDC National Full-scale Aerodynamics Complex

0 11/04
2016
Members of the 461st Flight Test Squadron and Joint Strike Fighter Integrated Test Force have built a decontamination shelter on the flightline to conduct chemical and biological decontamination tests on the F-35 Lightning II. Tests will be toward the end of August. (U.S. Air Force photo by Brad White) F-35 prepared to undergo chemical, biological decontamination testing
After years of preparation, the 461st Flight Test Squadron and Joint Strike Fighter Integrated Test Force are ready to test the F-35 Lightning II’s ability to be decontaminated from chemical and biological weapons exposure. Contractors, Airmen and Air Force civilians have been tirelessly working in the desert heat the past few weeks to finalize
0 8/19
2016
RSS