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  • 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

  • AEDC 16-foot supersonic wind tunnel restored to operational status

    On Jan. 21, 2021, the multi-year efforts of many yielded the desired results with a successful air-on test run in the Arnold Engineering Development Complex 16-foot supersonic wind tunnel, or 16S, and return to service of the test facility.“Wind Tunnel 16S will provide the nation a significant