• Redesigned birdchaser sleds at Holloman test track saves time, money

    The 846th Test Squadron, a unit of Arnold Engineering Development Complex, has deployed a new design for the birdchaser sleds used at the Holloman High Speed Test Track, or HHSTT, on Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico.The birdchaser sleds, used to mitigate bird and animal strikes during HHSTT test

  • AEDC teams put problem-solving skills to use during AFTC Hackathon

    Arnold Engineering Development Complex team members, along with other Airmen from across the three wings, participated in the second Air Force Test Center Data Hackathon in March to find innovative solutions to issues being faced by the organizations.Over the course of the weeklong event, held March

  • Virtual reality capability used during sensor validation in AEDC test cell

    When performing sensor validation tests in the Arnold Engineering Development Complex Sea Level Test Cell 1, or SL-1, this summer, AEDC engineers at Arnold Air Force Base had the opportunity to view in nearly real-time a three-dimensional representation of the test hardware and support systems using

  • Intern with 586th FLTS creates tool pilots can use during flight

    This summer, Jacob Moreno, a senior at the University of Texas at El Paso, spent his time as an intern with the 586th Flight Test Squadron, or FLTS.In the spirit of innovation and accelerating change, Moreno coded a program that automatically deciphers airspace data into a graphical format that

  • Arnold Diversity and Inclusion initiatives now in motion

    Gen. Arnold W. Bunch Jr., commander, Air Force Materiel Command, issued diversity and inclusion, or D&I, guidance last fall, and shortly followed it with the 2020 AFMC D&I Survey.The survey led each site or installation to establish a D&I Command Action Plan, or CAP, and all CAPs were due to AFMC

  • AFTC Commander learns more about the AEDC mission

    This month, Maj. Gen. Evan Dertien made his first visit to Arnold Air Force Base since taking on his latest role as the commander of the Air Force Test Center.During his two-day stop, Dertien had the opportunity to see many of the test facilities on base and speak with experts in each of the mission

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