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  • Air Force conducts successful hypersonic weapon test

    A U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress successfully released an AGM-183A Air-launched Rapid Response Weapon off the Southern California coast. The ARRW is designed to enable the U.S. to hold fixed, high-value, time-sensitive targets at risk in contested environments from stand-off distances.

  • Edwards AFB hosts 163d Attack Wing MQ-9

    In an unprecedented move towards General CQ Brown’s charge to “Accelerate Change or Lose,” the 163d Attack Wing executed their first ever MQ-9 Agile Combat Employment (ACE) to a Forward Operating Site (FOS), flying from March Air Reserve Base to Edwards Air Force Base.

  • Better together: J-PRIMES/BAF collaborate to meet test demands

    The Air Force Test Center operates two anechoic chambers with overlapping missions, Joint Preflight Integration of Munitions and Electronic Systems (J-PRIMES) at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., and the Benefield Anechoic Facility located at Edwards AFB, Calif.Recent chamber collaboration for a test at

  • Edwards AFB Airman selected as AFMC’s Spark Tank finalist

    Air Force Materiel Command recently named its 2022 MAJCOM Spark Tank finalists during the command Senior Leader Conference, Oct. 8, at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, and one Airman from the 412th Test Wing at Edwards AFB is among the two finalists.

  • Enlisted Test course launches at USAF Test Pilot School

    The United States Air Force Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base, California, graduated its Enlisted Test Professional Course, August 27, 2021. Though taught shortly in 2012 and 2018, a sustainable course idea was rebirthed in 2019 by TPS which came to fruition this year.

  • NF-16D VISTA becomes X-62A

    The NF-16D Variable In-flight Simulator Aircraft (VISTA) has been redesignated as the X-62A, effective June 14, 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

  • Space Test Class descends on Tehachapi

    Students from the United States Test Pilot School Space Test Fundamentals Course Class 21-2 gathered at Mountain Valley Airport’s glider school in Tehachapi, Calif., June 3, 2021, to strengthen their understanding of time-compressed data collection practices in unfamiliar environments.

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