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  • AEDC Innovation Grant research generates tactical solution for test facility security

    Engineers at Arnold Air Force Base have researched the use of a Cross-Domain Solution, or CDS, interface to allow plant operations systems outside of the plant control room to remain unclassified during classified test programs.Scott Howard and Greg Halliburton, Department of Defense team members with the Arnold Engineering Development Complex,
  • Capability improvements at transonic wind tunnel leads to approximately $200,000 in savings annually

    An annual savings of close to $200,000 is expected after the facility checkouts of the Arnold Engineering Development Complex 16-foot Transonic Wind Tunnel, or 16T, at Arnold Air Force Base last September.By leveraging previous upgrades to the Propulsion Wind Tunnel facility’s main compressor drive, the 16T wind tunnel can be operated utilizing
  • Arnold engineers implement Condition-Based Maintenance Wireless Network

    An innovative pilot project at Arnold Air Force Base is providing a potential solution to improving the condition-based maintenance, or CBM, program for Arnold Engineering Development Complex assets.In a unique industrial environment such as Arnold AFB, obtaining the necessary measurements for CBM decisions can be challenging. A secure and reliable
  • Arnold AFB takes actions on coronavirus

    Arnold Air Force Base leadership have begun taking proactive measures to protect the health of the workforce and help slow the spread of community transmission.To date, such measures include expanding telework opportunities and limiting mission activities to those which are most vital to our national security. We are adhering to the Department of
  • Arnold AFB takes actions on coronavirus

    Arnold Air Force Base leadership have begun taking proactive measures to protect the health of the workforce and help slow the spread of community transmission.To date, such measures include expanding telework opportunities and limiting mission activities to those which are most vital to our national security. We are adhering to the Department of
  • Bunch ‘reenergized’ by visit to Arnold AFB

    Gen. Arnold W. Bunch Jr., commander, Air Force Materiel Command, said he gleaned much during his recent visit to Arnold Air Force Base, but there was one takeaway he reiterated throughout his wrap-up meeting with base leadership.“We’ve got awesome Airmen here doing awesome things, and they’re really committed to the mission,” Bunch said.During his
  • F-35 store separation test completed ahead of schedule, under budget

    Store separation testing on a 1/15th scale model of an F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter in the Arnold Engineering Development Complex 4-foot transonic wind tunnel, or 4T, at Arnold Air Force Base was completed weeks ahead of a scheduled facility maintenance outage, saving the test customer more than $1 million.According to Jimmy Williams, an
  • F100 now on display at Arnold AFB Engine Test Facility

    A monument to the longstanding relationship between Arnold Engineering Development Complex and the F100 engine now stands outside of the Engine Test Facility at Arnold Air Force Base.A static display of the engine was installed outside of the ETF in late 2019. This coincided with the 50th anniversary of the first operation at Arnold AFB involving
  • AEDC T-3 engine test cell receives upgrades for future tests

    The Arnold Engineering Development Complex T-3 turbine engine test cell at Arnold Air Force Base is undergoing several modifications to prepare it for future testing.Built as part of the Engine Test Facility, or ETF, at Arnold in the early 1950s, the T-3 test cell was designed for testing small engines. It has the capability to reach Mach 4 at
  • VKF named in honor of von Kármán 60 years ago

    Sixty years ago, a test facility at Arnold Air Force Base was renamed in honor of the man who helped provide the blueprint that led to the construction of the now Arnold Engineering Development Complex headquartered at Arnold AFB.During an Oct. 30, 1959, ceremony, the Gas Dynamics Facility was dedicated as the von Kármán Gas Dynamics Facility, a
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