Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC) is the most advanced and largest complex of flight simulation test facilities in the world. The complex operates 28 aerodynamic and propulsion wind tunnels, rocket and turbine engine test cells, space environmental chambers, arc heaters, ballistic ranges and other specialized units. Many of the complex's test units have capabilities unmatched elsewhere in the United States; some are unique in the world. AEDC is one of three installations which are part of the Air Force Test Center
(AFTC), one of six subordinate commands of the Air Force Materiel Command
organization and an important national resource. View AEDC's fact sheet.
View AEDC's mission briefing
(video, 8 min).
Develop, test and evaluate weapon, propulsion, aerodynamic and space
systems at realistic conditions for the nation through modeling, simulation and ground test facilities
Be the Nation's best value ground test and analysis source for aerospace and defense systems