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A Message from the AEDC Commander

Our mission at the Arnold Engineering Development Complex is to provide risk reduction information in the development of aerospace products through test and evaluation. I am privileged to represent the people, processes and infrastructure that make AEDC the most expert and comprehensive aerospace ground test center in the world. 

Since AEDC's inception following World War II, AEDC has established a rich heritage of development support to DoD, NASA and commercial aerospace systems. Today, AEDC strives to continue providing test and analysis capabilities which measure up to the vision of General of the Air Force Hap Arnold to maintain an Air Force that is second to none. 

With facilities at Arnold Air Force Base in middle Tennessee, and two operating locations at White Oak in Silver Spring, Maryland, and at Moffett Field in Mountain View, California, AEDC offers a suite of test capabilities to simulate speed, temperature, pressure and other parameters over a wide range to meet the needs of aerospace system developers. Of our 43 test facilities, over half provide test capabilities unique to the U.S. or the world. In addition, AEDC has extensive computational and analysis capability and technology development assets to complement testing. We also have extensive support capabilities that include a precision machine shop, chemical and metallurgical laboratory, and precision measurement equipment laboratory. 

However, AEDC's greatest asset remains our people. Our dedicated staff is highly skilled and experienced in all aspects of test and evaluation processes. From test technology development to design and fabrication of complex test articles, our expertise covers the spectrum. 

The Facility Guide provides details on our facilities, capabilities and support functions. I believe that you will find it useful in your test and evaluation planning process. If you need more information or assistance, please use our contact information on page three. 


Raymond G. Toth, Colonel, USAF
Arnold Engineering Development Complex

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