AFTC Headquarters - Edwards Air Force Base, California

  AFTC Mission:  


"Develop, Test, and Evaluate Air, Space, and Cyberspace Systems to Deliver War-Winning Capabilities."


  AFTC Vision:  


"Warfighter's First Choice - Forging Our Nation's Sword and Shield."


The Air Force Test Center is headquartered at Edwards Air Force Base, California, and leads the developmental test and evaluation (T&E) mission for the United States Air Force. AFTC conducts developmental test and evaluation of air, space, and cyber weapon and flight systems to provide timely, objective, and accurate information to decision makers. AFTC has three primary locations across Air Force Materiel Command to include:

 Arnold Engineering and Development Complex (AEDC), Arnold AFB, Tennessee 

412th Test Wing, Edwards AFB, California

 96th Test Wing, Eglin AFB, Florida.



34 Locations Total

$2.9B Annual Budget

$31B in DoD Facilities and Test Ranges

75 Aircraft (13 Different Variants)

200+ Ground Test Facilities

12 Test Cells unique to the world



Strategic Services (AZ), Personnel Directorate (DP), Engineering and Technical Management (EN), Financial Management (FM), History (HO), Inspector General (IG), Staff Judge Advocate (JA), Public Affairs (PA), Contracting (PK), Small Business Office (SB), Communications/Information (SC), Safety (SE), Plans & Programs (XP), Plans & Requirements (XR)