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XB-70 Valkrie This week in Edwards history
On Sept. 21, 1964, North American Rockwell’s XB-70 Valkyrie experimental aircraft made its first flight from Plant 42 in Palmdale, California, to Edwards. It was flown by North American test pilot Alvin S. White and Col. Joseph F. Cotton. Originally conceived as a strategic bomber with the ability to cruise at Mach 3 speeds, the two XB-70s
0 9/21
2017
Quick learning, ‘deployed mentality’ lead to LRASM’s successful launch Quick learning, ‘deployed mentality’ lead to LRASM’s successful launch
No test at Edwards can be considered simple, but when you add in numerous organizations with their own language and procedures, along with a test aircraft with engine problems, then that makes accomplishing the mission all that more challenging. But, those obstacles were overcome by the test professionals and maintainers of the 419th Flight Test
0 9/20
2017
Members of the Republic of Colombia's military pose for a photo in front of a B-1B Lancer as part of their visit to Edwards Sept. 12. (U.S. Air Force photo by Christopher Okula) Colombian military officers get insight into flight test at Edwards
Dozens of Republic of Colombia military officers dropped by Edwards Air Force Base for an up-close look at flight test Sept. 12. The group visited the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School, the 419th Flight Test Squadron and NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center. Col. Jason Schott, 412th Test Wing vice commander, briefed the officers on the history
0 9/14
2017
The 746th Test Squadron from Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, provided an array of GPS jamming equipment and support for DT NAVFEST at Edwards Air Force Base. The jammers provided a degraded GPS environment for testing multiple aerial platforms throughout the week. Testing was done from 1 to 6 a.m. each day to minimize impact on the community and civilian air traffic. (U.S. Air Force photo by Cole Johnson) Defense, academia test systems for GPS denial
Navigating the globe was once done using the sun, moon and stars as reference, but modern times bring modern methods, and the majority of the world now relies on GPS for its navigation needs.   But what happens when GPS isn’t available?   A collection of Department of Defense units and U.S. universities found out when they gathered at Edwards Air
0 9/13
2017
Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory Measurement lab passes evaluation with precision
The Edwards Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory passed a recent evaluation that ensures the lab performs measurements that are safe, accurate, reliable and traceable. Maj. Gen. David Harris, Air Force Test Center commander, and Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer, 412th Test Wing commander, visited the PMEL in Bldg. 1450 to officially present the
0 8/23
2017
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