AEDC awards contract to Schmiede Corporation for machine work

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The U.S. Air Force's Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC) has awarded a contract worth $30,119 to Schmiede Corporation in Tullahoma to manufacture finished parts for AEDC's Hypervelocity Wind Tunnel 9 in Silver Spring, Md.

AEDC is the world's most diverse complex of aerospace test facilities. Since it opened in 1951, its engineers, technicians, craftsmen and support personnel have been involved in the development of nearly all U.S. military and NASA high-performance jets, missiles and space systems.

The center's propulsion test cells, aerodynamic and propulsion wind tunnels, space chambers and ballistic missile ranges can simulate virtually every aspect of flight from ground level to deep space. Ground testing reduces risks and saves lives, equipment and money in operational testing. For more information on AEDC, visit the Web site at