Chief Master Sgt. Robert Heckman, AEDC Superintendent, speaks to a group of senior non-commissioned officers in his office at Arnold Air Force Base during a meeting Jan. 10. (U.S. Air Force photo by Deidre Ortiz)
One of the more recent tests conducted in the AEDC J-1 engine test cell at Arnold Air Force Base was for the Pratt & Whitney Adaptive Engine Technology Demonstrator engine core, pictured here. (U.S. Air Force photos)
A F100-PW-229 ram engine, which powers the F-15 Eagle and F-16 Fighting Falcon, undergoes accelerated mission testing in the in J-1 engine test cell at Arnold Air Force Base. (U.S. Air Force photo)
A full-scale replica of the Gemini adapter section and base of capsule is being prepared for simulated high altitude test of emergency abort system occurring in 1963 in the AEDC J-1 test cell at Arnold Air Force Base. The linear shaped explosive charge, which encircles the adapter section (the larger right-hand portion of this test installation), is set off to free the capsule from the booster, then the capsule retrorockets are fired to push the capsule away from the booster. The test showed modifications are needed to provide for successful emergency aborts. (U.S. Air Force photo)
A full-scale replica of the Gemini adapter section and base of capsule is being prepared for simulated high altitude test of emergency abort system occurring in 1963 in the AEDC J-1 test cell at Arnold Air Force Base. The linear shaped explosive charge, which encircles the adapter section (the larger right-hand portion of this test installation), is set off to free the capsule from the booster, then the capsule retrorockets are fired to push the capsule away from the booster. The test showed modifications are needed to provide for successful emergency aborts. (U.S. Air Force photo)
Chief Master Sgt. Robert Heckman, AEDC Superintendent, speaks to a group of senior non-commissioned officers in his office at Arnold Air Force Base during a meeting Jan. 10. (U.S. Air Force photo by Deidre Ortiz) (This image has been altered by obscuring badges for security reasons)
The directed energy system emits an adjustable energy beam that, when aimed at airborne targets such as drones, renders them unable to fly. During the October 2018 experimentation event at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, this system used high power microwave to disrupt and destroy small unmanned aerial systems. The 704th Test Group Directed Energy Combined Test Force supported the event as part of the Directed Energy Experimentation Campaign. (U.S. Army photo by Monica K. Guthrie)
This is the Raytheon laser dune buggy, a solid-state laser combined with an advanced variant of the company’s Multi-Spectral Targeting System of sensors, installed on a small, all-terrain Polaris militarized vehicle. Coupled with a generator, the HEL weapon system provides military members with counter-UAV capabilities and a virtually unlimited magazine. The Raytheon High Energy Laser Weapon System as mounted on a light tactical vehicle was one of two Directed Energy systems that participated at the October 2018 experimentation event at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. The event was held as part of the Directed Energy Experimentation Campaign, which is headed by the 704th Test Group DE Combined Test Force. (U.S. Army photo by Monica K. Guthrie)
Air Force Test Center Commander Brig. Gen. Christopher Azzano, right, is greeted by Sean Smith outside of the Aerodynamic & Propulsion Test Unit during Azzano’s Nov. 16 tour of Arnold Air Force Base. Azzano and other AFTC leadership recently visited Arnold to take part in the AFTC Strategic Offsite. The Offsite was Azzano’s first since assuming the post of AFTC commander. (U.S. Air Force photo by Bradley Hicks) (This image was altered by obscuring badges for security purposes)
Brig. Gen. Christopher Azzano, commander of the Air Force Test Center, left, is greeted by AEDC Test Systems Sustainment Chief Col. John Tran outside of the Engine Test Facility at Arnold Air Force Base. Azzano and other AFTC leadership visited Arnold Air Force Base in mid-November to take part in the 2018 AFTC Strategic Offsite, Azzano’s first offsite since assuming the role of AFTC commander in August. (U.S. Air Force photo by Brad Hicks) (This image was altered by obscuring badges for security purposes)
Lt. Col. David Garay, director of the Aeropropulsion Combined Test Force at Arnold Air Force Base, right, discusses some of the equipment found within the Aeropropulsion Systems Test Facility with Brig. Gen. Christopher Azzano, commander of the Air Force Test Center, center. Pictured at left is ASTF Asset Manager Jimmy Steele. Azzano and other AFTC leadership visited Arnold Air Force Base in mid-November to take part in the 2018 AFTC Strategic Offsite, Azzano’s first offsite since assuming the role of AFTC commander in August. (U.S. Air Force photo by Brad Hicks)
Brig. Gen. Christopher Azzano speaks during a strategic planning meeting at the Gossick Leadership Center during the 2018 Air Force Test Center Strategic Offsite. Azzano and other AFTC leadership visited Arnold Air Force Base in mid-November to take part in the 2018 AFTC Strategic Offsite, Azzano’s first offsite since assuming the role of AFTC commander in August. (U.S. Air Force photo by Brad Hicks)

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ARNOLD AIR FORCE BASE ENVIRONMENTAL RESTORATION PROGRAM


As part of the Community Relations process for Arnold Air Force Base's Environmental Restoration Program (ERP), we are conducting an online survey to determine the extent of the community’s interest regarding the program.  Public outreach and participation is part of the Community Relations process to ensure opinions about environmental restoration reflect diverse interests within the community.  Please complete the interest survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FBHB5GX.  The survey will be available through 04 February 2019.  If there are any questions, please contact Arnold AFB Public Affairs at (931) 454-4204.

 

About AEDC

Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC) operates more than 55 aerodynamic and propulsion wind tunnels, rocket and turbine engine test cells, space environmental chambers, arc heaters, ballistic ranges and other specialized units located in six 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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