A Pratt & Whitney F100 engine undergoes Accelerated Mission Testing in the AEDC Sea Level Test Cell 3. Resources needed for testing, such as AMT, are loaded into the Integrated Scheduling System, now in use at Arnold Air Force Base, to predict and manage project performance through appropriate integration, de-confliction and optimization, allowing AEDC to meet its strategic, operational and tactical priorities. (U.S. Air Force photo)
Lt. Col. Jeffrey Burdette, right, new AEDC Test Systems Sustainment Division Chief, speaks with Flight Systems Combined Test Force Director Lt. Col. John McShane, center, and Aeropropulsion CTF Director Lt. Col. Lane Haubelt after the TSS Assumption of Leadership Ceremony Aug. 9 at Arnold Air Force Base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jill Pickett) (This image has been altered by obscuring a badge for security purposes.)
: Lt. Col. Jeffrey Burdette speaks after accepting leadership of the AEDC Test Systems Sustainment Division during an Assumption of Leadership Ceremony Aug. 9 at Arnold Lakeside Center on Arnold Air Force Base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jill Pickett)
AEDC team members Jamie Elam, left, and Jonathan Finn, apply a fresh coat of paint Aug. 9 to a TF-30 engine on display in front of the Engine Test Facility at Arnold Air Force Base. The engine, tested in the ETF in the 1960s, was the first afterburner turbofan engine. The F-111 Aardvark, a multipurpose tactical fighter bomber retired from U.S. service in 1996, was powered by two TF-30 engines, and could fly at supersonic speeds. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jill Pickett) (This image has been altered by obscuring items for security purposes.)
Jonathan Finn paints part of a TF-30 engine that is on display in front of the Engine Test Facility, Aug. 9, at Arnold Air Force Base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jill Pickett) (This image has been altered by obscuring a badge for security purposes.)
The Sikorsky-Boeing SB>1 DEFIANT™ is shown during its first flight in March. The military helicopter, being developed for the Army’s Joint Multi-Role Technology Demonstrator program, was tested earlier this year at the AEDC National Full-Scale Aerodynamics Complex at Moffett Field in Mountain View, California. (Courtesy photo)
Outside machinists inspect a Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engine prior to testing several years ago in the Aeropropulsion Systems Test Facility C-2 Test Cell. This month marked the 35th anniversary of the dedication of ASTF at Arnold Air Force Base. Over the years, the facility has been used to test large military and commercial engines in true mission environments. (U.S. Air Force photo)
A 1977 groundbreaking ceremony for the Aeropropulsion Systems Test Facility at Arnold Air Force Base is attended by Air Force and industry officials, national, state and area representatives, and AEDC personnel. Construction on ASTF was completed around seven years later, and the facility was dedicated on Oct. 2, 1984. (U.S. Air Force photo)
This month marks the 35th anniversary of the dedication of the Aeropropulsion Systems Test Facility at Arnold Air Force Base. ASTF is a unique national facility designed to test aircraft propulsion systems in true mission environment without leaving the ground. (U.S. Air Force photo)
Classic signs advertising various soft drinks are displayed in the home of Jim Raabe, Capital Improvements Branch Systems Safety Program manager at Arnold Air Force Base. (Courtesy photo)
Capital Improvements Branch Systems Safety Program manager at Arnold Air Force Base, stands by an Air Force recruitment sign from the 1940s he acquired while antiquing, which has been an interest of his for nearly 40 years. The sign has been displayed in every office Raabe has had since purchasing it. (U.S. Air Force photo by Bradley Hicks)
AEDC team members, from left, Kenny Seale, Robby Carr, Josh Keith, Matt Meacham and others look at an Engine Test Facility turbine lube oil during a walkthrough of a work instruction Sept. 3, during lead operations engineer training at Arnold Air Force Base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jill Pickett) (This image was altered by obscuring badges for security purposes)

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Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC) operates more than 68 aerodynamic and propulsion wind tunnels, rocket and turbine engine test cells, space environmental chambers, arc heaters, ballistic ranges and other specialized units located in eight states. 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 the symbolism behind our shield, shown aboveView/Read AEDC's Test Facility Guide.

Our Mission: Conduct developmental test and evaluation for the Nation through modeling, simulation, ground and flight test.

Our Vision: Be the Nation’s best value test and analysis source for aerospace and defense systems.

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