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ARNOLD ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT COMPLEX

The Arnold Engineering Development Complex operates more than 55 aerodynamic and propulsion wind tunnels, rocket and turbine engine test cells, environmental chambers, arc heaters, ballistic ranges, sled tracks, centrifuges and other specialized units.  Read the full fact sheet here.

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  • FEDERAL VOTING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

    The United States Air Force has established an Air Force Voting site to address questions and provide information to Airmen wishing to participate in the election process.  FEDERAL VOTING ASSISTANCE PROGRAMThe Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act covers the voting rights of members of the Uniformed Services (on active duty), members
  • HIGH-ENTHALPY ARC-HEATED FACILITIES AT AEDC

    The High-Enthalpy Arc-Heated Facilities at Arnold Engineering Development Center provide aerothermal ground test simulations of hypersonic flight over a wide range of velocities and pressure altitudes in support of materials and structures development by the Department of Defense and the commercial aerospace industry.The facilities are the sole DoD
  • Holloman High Speed Test Track Maglev project

    The Holloman High Speed Test Track Maglev project is a long-term program to provide a new test capability for the DoD and the nation. The goal is to provide a low vibration environment for payloads on rocket-propelled sleds for speeds from subsonic to Mach 10.
  • HYPERVELOCITY BALLISTIC RANGES G AND I

    Hypervelocity Ballistic Ranges G and I are used to conduct kinetic energy lethality and impact phenomenology tests, hypersonic erosion testing, wake phenomenology studies, and other unique hypersonic test programs. Both launchers are two-stage light-gas guns with the Range G launcher being the largest gun of this type in the United States.FACILITY
  • HYPERVELOCITY WIND TUNNEL 9

    Hypervelocity Wind Tunnel 9, and AEDC site located at White Oak near Silver Spring, Md., provides aerodynamic simulation critical to hypersonic system development and hypersonic vehicle technologies.  The facility supports testing for Air Force, Navy, Army, Missile Defense Agency, and NASA programs, as well as advanced hypersonic technologies such
  • J-6 LARGE ROCKET MOTOR TEST FACILITY

    The J-6 facility provides ground test simulations for solid-propellant rocket motors over a wide range of simulated pressure altitudes. These tests support materials and structural development efforts by the Department of Defense and commercial aerospace industry. AEDC has unique test capabilities for testing rocket propulsion systems with high
  • MARK 1 TEST FACILITY

    The Mark 1 Test Facility is a state-of-the-art space environment simulation test chamber for full-scale space systems testing. A $1.5 million dollar upgrade in fiscal year 2000 replaced existing oil diffusion pumps with a complete dry pumping system, cleaned the interior of the chamber and refinished the surface the (LN2) thermal shroud. A new
  • NATIONAL FULL-SCALE AERODYNAMICS COMPLEX

    The National Full-Scale Aerodynamics Complex wind tunnel facility located at NASA Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif., is operated by the U.S. Air Force's Arnold Engineering Development Center.  In 2006, the Air Force signed a lease with NASA to reopen NFAC after the facility closed in 2003 due to budget pressures.  Full operational
  • OL-AC - AVSF

    Focus on providing RDT&E for aircraft vulnerability reduction/survivability and Live Fire (T&E) (LFT&E) support
  • OL-AC - Directed Energy

    The 704th Test Group Operating Location (704TG/OL-AA) at Kirtland AFB, New Mexico provides co-located Test and Evaluation (T&E) support for Directed Energy (DE) technology currently under development at the Air Force Research Laboratory Directed Energy (AFRL/RD) Directorate. Activated June 2006, the 704 TG/OL-AA focuses on developing test
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