Dakota Aaron, right, an eSTARR hardware engineer, and Calvin Davis, an instrumentation, data and controls engineer, check the new network switch and data source computers in the Arnold Engineering Development Complex Engine Test Facility T-3 test cell data conditioning room at Arnold Air Force Base, Dec. 3. The network switch and data source computers are part of upgrades to the test cell, including the new digital voltage scanners at the right. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jill Pickett)
New Digital Temperature Scanners were installed in the Arnold Engineering Development Complex Engine Test Facility T-3 test cell as part of upgrades to the test cell at Arnold Air Force Base, Dec. 3. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jill Pickett)
Air Force Airmen who operated directed energy, or DE, weapons during the Army’s Maneuver and Fires Integrated Experiment, or MFIX, October 2019, at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Using high energy laser and high power microwave technologies, the DE weapons defeated a variety of unmanned aerial systems as part of an airbase air defense experiment. (U.S. Army photo by MFIX team)
A high energy laser weapon emits a laser beam that, when aimed at airborne targets such as unmanned aerial systems, renders them unable to fly by burning a hole in them. Pictured here is the Lockheed Martin’s Advanced Test High Energy Asset system, also known as ATHENA, which participated in Experiment 1b, at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. (U.S. Army photo by MFIX team)
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Col. Jeffrey Geraghty, Arnold Engineering Development Complex commander, administers the oath of office to newly-promoted Col. Jeffrey Burdette during a promotion ceremony Nov. 22 at the Arnold Lakeside Center on Arnold Air Force Base. Burdette is the chief of the AEDC Test Systems Sustainment Division at Arnold. He assumed leadership of the division in August. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jill Pickett)
Master Sgt. Beverly Spademan, who along with Master Sgt. Ricardo Hollingsworth coordinated this year’s AEDC Angel Tree program, secures tags used to match gifts with their intended recipients. All 135 children on the Arnold Air Force Base Angel Tree list this year were sponsored by personnel from across the base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Bradley Hicks)
Master Sgt. Ricardo Hollingsworth and Master Sgt. Beverly Spademan are surrounded by the toys dropped off in the Arnold Air Force Base Chapel during the 2019 AEDC Angel Tree program. For the second consecutive year, Hollingsworth and Spademan coordinated the program. All 135 children on the Arnold AFB Angel Tree list this year were sponsored by personnel from across the base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Bradley Hicks)
Jason Coker, Vice-Director of the Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC), headquartered at Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn. The complex employs more than 3,000 people and comprises more than 68 aerospace test facilities spanning eight states.
Participants of the 34th Annual AEDC Turkey Trot prepare to hit the trail behind the Arnold Lakeside Center. This year’s event featured a new location and post-run social hour at the ALC. (U.S. Air Force photo by Bradley Hicks)
Capt. Elizabeth Sewell and AEDC Commander Col. Jeffery Geraghty show off the turkeys they took home for being the first in their respective divisions to cross the finish line at the 34th Annual AEDC Turkey Trot. The 5K and was held Nov. 15 at the Arnold Lakeside Center, Arnold Air Force Base. Sewell was the first female runner to complete the race with a time of 22 minutes 24 seconds, and Geraghty finished first among male runners with a time of 17 minutes 33 seconds. (U.S. Air Force photo by Bradley Hicks)

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AEDC shieldArnold 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/Read AEDC's Test Facility Guide.

Our Mission: To prove the superiority of systems required to meet the demands of the National Defense Strategy.

Our Vision: Second to none!

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