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  • Air Force provides WAPS testing guidance

    Air Force officials announced that the Weighted Airman Promotion System testing is postponed through May 11.
  • Air Force extends 20E6 promotion testing window for 18 AFSCs

    The Air Force’s Personnel Center made the decision to extend the testing window following discovery that 18 Specialty Knowledge Tests were unaccounted for. These tests were mailed to an installation test control office but, to date, have not been received within the expected delivery window.
  • 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
  • Hill Air Force Base to host 5G testing and experimentation

    In an effort to demonstrate innovative prototypes that use commercial 5G technologies as a way to augment future military capabilities, the Department of Defense chose Hill Air Force Base and three other U.S. military bases as a testbed for 5G technology.
  • Acting SecAF Donovan announces B-21 manufacturing, testing locations

    While speaking at the Air Force Association’s Air, Space and Cyber Conference, Donovan remarked on the Air Force’s B-21 program noting, “the development of the B-21 Raider is on schedule and the first test aircraft is under production at the same production facility in Palmdale, California, as its predecessor, the B-2. The first flight of the Raider will take it from Palmdale to Edwards AFB, where the legacy of excellence will continue with the reactivation of the 420th Flight Test Squadron.”
  • AFRL achieves record-setting hypersonic ground test milestone

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – An Air Force Research Laboratory and Air Force Test Center ground test team set a record for the highest thrust produced by an air-breathing hypersonic engine in Air Force history.“AFRL, in conjunction with Arnold Engineering Development Complex and Northrop Grumman, achieved over 13,000 pounds of thrust from
  • KC-46 completes testing with Super Galaxy

    The U.S. Air Force’s newest air refueling aircraft, the KC-46A Pegasus, is undergoing a variety of tests out of Edwards Air Force Base, California.
  • AEDC space chamber supports Ground-Based Midcourse Defense

    The U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) conducted a successful flight test for a program that the 10-foot vacuum (10V) chamber at Arnold Air Force Base has supported for nearly a decade.MDA, in cooperation with the Joint Functional Component Command for Integrated Missile Defense, U.S. Northern Command, and elements of the U.S. Air Force Space
  • January marks 60th anniversary of turbine engine testing for AEDC J-1 engine test cell

    The AEDC J-1 engine test cell at Arnold Air Force Base has reached is 60th year providing altitude testing for medium and large turbine engines.The first facility constructed at AEDC for the testing of turbine engines was based on equipment and operation of a German facility that was moved to the U.S. after World War II.“This facility, known as the
  • 31st TES begins F-35 Initial Operational Test and Evaluation

    The 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron kicked off the Defense Department’s F-35 Lightning II Initial Operational Test and Evaluation with a large force employment sortie from Edwards AFB, California, Dec. 5.
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