• AEDC Propulsion Test Branch propelling aircraft engine technology

    The Propulsion Test Branch within the Arnold Engineering Development Complex Test Division tests the powerhouses of U.S. military aircraft and missiles to prove their worthiness for the warfighter.“Our mission is to provide decision makers actionable data through safe, efficient and unbiased test

  • 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

  • NFAC tests solutions to poor pilot visibility in inclement weather

    The team at Arnold Engineering Development Complex’s National Full-Scale Aerodynamics Complex, or NFAC, recently added rain simulation to the organization’s portfolio of capabilities.The F-16 System Program Office has been trying to address an issue with rain pooling on the canopy of the aircraft

  • 586th FLTS accomplishes Air Force first in development of Kubernetes

    The 586th Flight Test Squadron, 704th Test Group, Arnold Engineering Development Complex, has taken Kubernetes supersonic.During a flight test Dec. 11, a pilot and flight test engineer with the 586th “Roadrunners” flew a T-38 Talon with operational flight program, or OFP, software utilizing the

  • The future of test: Black Flag

    As the operational test and tactics development-focused flag event, Black Flag completes a test triad alongside Orange and Emerald Flag. 

  • AF Chief Scientist visits Arnold AFB

    Benjamin Holton, left, section chief of the High-Temperature Materials Characterization and Evaluation capability within the Space and Missile Test Branch, Test Division, Arnold Engineering Development Complex, talks about the test and evaluation capability he oversees to Dr. Richard Joseph, Air

  • F135 testing resumes in J2

    Testing of the Pratt & Whitney F135 engine has resumed in the Arnold Engineering Development Complex J2 Engine Test Cell at Arnold Air Force Base.The test team is seeking to validate the structural integrity and aerodynamic characteristics of a new fan rotor design for the F135, the powerhouse of

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