TEST FLAG ENTERPRISE

 

Test Flags are all-domain, large force test series focused on kill-web integration, advanced survivability, and data-driven experimentation.

AFMC/AFTC and ACC/USAFWC counterparts have developed the Test Flag Enterprise (TFE) to provide all domain test capability and capacity to mature and field systems.  AFTC’s Multi-Domain Test Force (MDTF) is leading the effort to resource, organize, and align the Test Flags.

Imperative

2018 National Defense Strategy

“Deliver performance at the speed of relevance. Success no  longer goes to the country that develops a new technology first, but rather to the one that better integrates it and adapts its way of fighting.“

AFI99-103 6 APRIL 2017

“Air Force systems are expected to fully integrate with  systems, activities, and products from all Services and  National agencies. Capabilities-based testing requires a full understanding of joint operational concepts in order to  develop test scenarios that will provide meaningful results.“

MISSION

The mission of the Test Flag Enterprise is to enable next generation data-driven decisions at the engineering, tactical, and operational levels and bring night one combat capability to warfighters at the speed of relevance.

 

 

KEY PRINCIPLES

  • Operational Environment
  • All Domain
  • Test Over Training
  • Data Driven
  • Shared Resources 

TFE Contacts

Black Flag:

Director 

Maj. Theodore “Cinc” Ellis

Emerald Flag:

Director

Arubey “Trae” Wiggins

Deputy Director

Capt. Joe “Biff” Haggberg

Orange Flag:

Director 

Maj. D. Isaiah “Knots” Harp, 461 FLTS, Edwards AFB

Ops Director

Maj. Harrison "Havoc" Whiting, 411 FLTS, Edwards AFB

ORANGE FLAG - 412 TW LEAD

Large force multi-domain integration tests primarily in the Southwest US. DT/OT/Ops participants and activities in operationally-representative scenarios for materiel and non-materiel solution testing including S&T demonstrations and experiments.

EMERALD FLAG - 96 TW LEAD

All-domain integration tests primarily in the Southeast US. Leverages unique existing JADC2-related test infrastructure and expertise for All-Domain DT and experimentation.

 

BLACK FLAG - 53 WG LEAD

Large force multi-domain operational integration, test, and tactics development of materiel and non-materiel solutions in operationally-representative scenarios.