"Develop, Test, and Evaluate Air, Space, and Cyberspace Systems to Deliver War-Winning Capabilities."
"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.
SPAN OF OPERATIONS
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), Safety (SE), Plans & Programs (XP)