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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 systems within the DOD [Department of Defense] for
  • National Radar Test Facility adds VHF capability to heavyweight turntable

    The 704th Test Group, Detachment 1 of the Arnold Engineering Development Complex has improved the radar cross section (RCS) test capability at the National Radar Test Facility tenfold.“The VHF addition to our heavyweight turntable allows us to unleash our full RF [radio frequency] spectrum on all possible test articles that can be tested on our RCS
  • New era for Multi-Domain Test Force

    The Air Force Test Center ushered in a new era of the Multi-Domain Test Force, appointing its first military commander, Lt. Col. David Levene, at the AFTC Detachment 1 and MDTF Assumption of Command ceremony July 9. The MDTF will take residence at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, with future employees set to additionally operate out of Edwards and Eglin AFB. 
  • AEDC expands footprint from coast-to-coast over past 24 years

    Since Arnold Engineering Development Center, now Complex, was dedicated in 1951 in middle Tennessee, the organization has grown to include many units, spanning the country from Maryland to California with many points in between. Most of the units and organizations were formed prior to joining AEDC and bring with them a history all their own. All of
  • Test Center JAG hosts Flight Test Museum tour

    Air Force Test Center Judge Advocate General's office hosted local community members during a tour of the Air Force Flight Test Museum at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. on June 11, 2021.
  • 812th CES Exercises sUAS Capabilities

    The 812th Civil Engineering Squadron’s quarterly exercise kicked-off June 4 in North Base at Edwards Air Force Base, California, with a goal to increase interoperability and to hone emergency response capabilities between the three flights of CES: Ordnance Disposal, Fire Department and Emergency Management.
  • SOAR Keeps AFTC Teens’ Mental Health at the Forefront

    Air Force Test Center’s Christeen Greenwell, Tech. Sgt. Janna Ybarra, and Ariel Eishen came together to create the Support Outreach Action Resilience (SOAR) Program, for teens at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., to encourage social interaction and create a peer-to-peer support system with the goal of suicide prevention.
  • AEDC is a family affair for Garrards

    Nearly 60 years ago, Jim Garrard made a decision to work at then-Arnold Engineering Development Center, now Arnold Engineering Development Complex, that has had a ripple effect for both his family and AEDC.He is the first of three generations that have worked for AEDC. His son, Doug; daughter-in-law, Angelia; grandson, Justin; and granddaughter,
  • Test Center champions professional development summit

    Over 160 AFTC Airmen from AEDC, Eglin, and Edwards AFB tuned in to learn more about Test and its strategic importance to National defense.
  • AEDC announces winners of Science Engineering and Test Management Awards

    Arnold Engineering Development Complex senior leadership announced the Complex-level winners for the Air Force Materiel Command Science Engineering and Test Management Awards on April 27.Nomination packages are evaluated in three areas: operational impact, innovative improvements and customer focus.The AEDC winners listed below will now compete at
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