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  • AFTC prepares for next-gen radar cross section testing

    The ever-improving technology of the U.S. military requires the test and evaluation capabilities of the Air Force Test Center organizations to keep pace to prove the superiority of the systems and give confidence to the warfighters using them. At the National Radar Cross Section (RCS) Test Facility (NRTF) at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., the
  • AEDC reactivates 8-inch barrel for Hyper-ballistic Range G

    The Hypervelocity Flyout, Impact and Lethality Ground Test and Evaluation team of the Space Test Branch, Test Division, successfully reactivated the 8-inch-diameter barrel capability of Hyper-ballistic Range G after the 8-inch barrel sat unused for more than a decade.Range G, located at Arnold Engineering Development Complex, Arnold Air Force Base,
  • AEDC tests directed energy system in wind tunnel

    The Aerodynamics Branch of Arnold Engineering Development Complex at Arnold Air Force Base is helping the Air Force take directed energy (DE) systems airborne.DE systems use high-energy lasers or microwaves to degrade or destroy threats and targets. “There is a growing interest for directed energy systems within the DOD [Department of Defense] for
  • National Radar Test Facility adds VHF capability to heavyweight turntable

    The 704th Test Group, Detachment 1 of the Arnold Engineering Development Complex has improved the radar cross section (RCS) test capability at the National Radar Test Facility tenfold.“The VHF addition to our heavyweight turntable allows us to unleash our full RF [radio frequency] spectrum on all possible test articles that can be tested on our RCS
  • New era for Multi-Domain Test Force

    The Air Force Test Center ushered in a new era of the Multi-Domain Test Force, appointing its first military commander, Lt. Col. David Levene, at the AFTC Detachment 1 and MDTF Assumption of Command ceremony July 9. The MDTF will take residence at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, with future employees set to additionally operate out of Edwards and Eglin AFB. 
  • AEDC expands footprint from coast-to-coast over past 24 years

    Since Arnold Engineering Development Center, now Complex, was dedicated in 1951 in middle Tennessee, the organization has grown to include many units, spanning the country from Maryland to California with many points in between. Most of the units and organizations were formed prior to joining AEDC and bring with them a history all their own. All of
  • SOAR Keeps Teens’ Mental Health at the Forefront

    Air Force Test Center’s Christeen Greenwell, Tech. Sgt. Janna Ybarra, and Ariel Eishen came together to create the Support Outreach Action Resilience (SOAR) Program, for teens at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., to encourage social interaction and create a peer-to-peer support system with the goal of suicide prevention.
  • Test Center champions professional development summit

    Over 160 AFTC Airmen from AEDC, Eglin, and Edwards AFB tuned in to learn more about Test and its strategic importance to National defense.
  • AEDC supporting Golden Horde testing

    The 586th Flight Test Squadron, Detachment 1, a unit of the 704th Test Group of Arnold Engineering Development Complex, is currently supporting one of the Air Force Vanguard programs – Golden Horde.Vanguards, part of the Air Force 2030 Science and Technology Strategy, are focused on advancing emerging weapons systems and warfighting concepts
  • AEDC adds large-scale mass flow assembly calibration to test capability offering

    The Arnold Engineering Development Complex team stood up a new capability in the 16-foot supersonic wind tunnel at Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn. – hardware calibration for engine inlet testing.An Aerodynamics Test Branch customer needed to calibrate their mass flow assembly, or MFA, for an upcoming high priority propulsion integration test. The MFA
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