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  • Pursuing mission excellence and employing squadron-level power at its finest

    The 704th Test Group’s Aerospace Survivability and Safety Office, or 704 TG/OL-AC, located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, supports DOD acquisition and sustainment requirements with specialized Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, or RDT&E, capabilities and subject matter expertise for aircraft survivability and landing gear
  • Bats hit the mark – guidance in the dark

    The men and women of the 746th Test Squadron, or 746 TS, get after the objectives of the 2018 National Defense Strategy every day. In fact, the “Bats” have been at the leading edge of these efforts since before it was cool!For more than 60 years, the 746 TS has tested and evaluated critical guidance, navigation and timing technologies for strategic
  • A view from the world’s largest wind tunnel

    AEDC’s expertise in low-speed aerodynamic testing resides at the National Full-Scale Aerodynamics Complex, or NFAC, a geographically separated unit located on the NASA Ames Research Center campus in Mountain View, Calif.The NFAC is primarily used for determining the aerodynamic characteristics of large-scale and full-scale fixed wing, rotorcraft
  • Test Technology, Analysis and Evaluation: Sourced from the heart of AEDC – our people

    Former Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis stated in 2018, “Great power competition – not terrorism – is now the primary focus of U.S. national security.” This could be a summary statement of the 2018 National Defense Strategy, which serves as the inspiration for AEDC’s 2020 Strategic Plan. The NDS harkens a DOD-wide refocusing; one which aligns
  • Be a part of the change

    It’s a fact. The AEDC Commander has promised to study a new DOD organization structure and that the results of that study will be rolled out in May of this year.The purpose of the change is to better support our National Defense Strategy, or NDS, by realigning to a Wing-Group-Squadron organization. Division Leadership and the Command Section have
  • Innovatus Agilis Auxilium - Innovative Agile Support

    The 704th Test Support Squadron, or 704 TSS, assigned to Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, is a uniquely structured and extremely diverse unit within the 704th Test Group, or 704 TG. A one-stop-shop in a sense…everything but the test execution. It’s often been said about the 704 TSS, “As the enlisted corps is the backbone of the U.S. Air Force,
  • AEDC Team’s efficient actions support Hypersonic Conventional Strike Weapon testing

    The Hypersonic Conventional Strike Weapon (HCSW) program recently requested a time-sensitive test at Arnold Engineering Development Complex to inform a milestone decision.  Recognizing the importance of the weapon system to meeting the demands of the National Defense Strategy (NDS), AEDC rose to the challenge and provided validated hypersonic
  • A call for unification

    Both the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, and the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, united our great nation. As our military organized to respond to those vicious attacks, clear communication from leaders in government and private industry helped every American understand their individual role to contribute to the mission at hand
  • Tunnel 9 called to arms once again

    The White Oak, Maryland site of the Arnold Engineering Development Complex is home to the Hypervelocity Wind Tunnel 9. It has not always been its home. In fact, for almost three decades it was operated for the Department of Defense by the U.S. Navy and in some respects was a competitor to AEDC. That is only when you have the wrong idea about who is
  • Bringing squadron-, wing-level power to bear at AEDC

    The engineering development complex that bears General of the Air Force Henry “Hap” Arnold’s name was established to ensure that the Air Force would never again be caught unprepared as it was in 1939. The technical focus at that time was transonic aircraft and turbine engines. As the Air Force’s mission has expanded to winning in air, space and