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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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  • 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
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