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  • Better together: J-PRIMES/BAF collaborate to meet test demands

    The Air Force Test Center operates two anechoic chambers with overlapping missions, Joint Preflight Integration of Munitions and Electronic Systems (J-PRIMES) at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., and the Benefield Anechoic Facility located at Edwards AFB, Calif. Recent chamber collaboration for a test at J-PRIMES demonstrated this mission overlap.
  • Black, Emerald, Orange Flag combine for test event

    For the first time, the three Flag test events collaborated in real-time.
  • Edwards AFB Airman selected as AFMC’s Spark Tank finalist

    Air Force Materiel Command recently named its 2022 MAJCOM Spark Tank finalists during the command Senior Leader Conference, Oct. 8, at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, and one Airman from the 412th Test Wing at Edwards AFB is among the two finalists.
  • Emergency response teams conduct ‘Broken Arrow’ training exercise

    Airmen, firefighters, Emergency Management personnel, conducted a Broken Arrow training exercise on Edwards Air Force Base, Sept. 28.
  • Myths and facts about the vax — debunking common COVID-19 vaccine myths

    The COVID-19 vaccine has been mandated across the Department of Defense and despite its demonstrated effectiveness and safety, a host of myths have left some Airmen and Guardians hesitant to receive it. While social media posts and some news outlets may make it harder to keep up with what is fact or fiction, the science is clear … approved COVID-19 vaccines work.
  • AFRL Detachment 7 welcomes new commander

    Lt. Col. Robert Volesky assumed command of Air Force Research Laboratory Detachment 7 during an assumption of command ceremony at the AFRL Rocket Lab on Edwards Air Force Base, California, on 27 Aug. 27.
  • Engineer’s side hustle could fly BAF data capture to new heights

    Aleksandr Yarovinskiy, an electronics engineer with the 772nd Test Squadron’s Benefield Anechoic Facility radio frequency measurement team, is building an unmanned aircraft system from scratch in his spare time. This drone will have the capability to position a radio receiver or emitter – or both – at virtually any point inside the BAF without first having to wait for hours while test teams reconfigure sections of the BAF by moving equipment and the radar absorbing material that’s an essential part of running successful tests there.
  • Edwards’ 775th TS tackles ‘Death by PowerPoint’, innovates improved training regimen

    Sure, Microsoft’s PowerPoint software still dominates the market and is the most likely source for presenting training material; and millions of presentations are made each day using the software. Unfortunately, the phrase "Death by PowerPoint" has also become part of our lexicon.
  • Air Force conducts latest hypersonic flight test

    Test demonstrated several first-time events for the program.
  • Air Force conducts latest hypersonic flight test

    Test demonstrated several first-time events for the program.
  • SparkED, innovative mindset fuel problem solving techniques through robotics

    In 2020, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Jr. stated that his vision for the service is to “Accelerate Change or Lose.” So Airmen from all over the force have charged forward to embrace and further the Air Force culture as innovators.
  • New era for Multi-Domain Test Force

    The Air Force Test Center ushered in a new era of the Multi-Domain Test Force, appointing its first military commander, Lt. Col. David Levene, at the AFTC Detachment 1 and MDTF Assumption of Command ceremony July 9. The MDTF will take residence at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, with future employees set to additionally operate out of Edwards and Eglin AFB. 
  • 412th EWG holds Family Day

    The 412th Electronic Warfare Group celebrated its first Family Day in nearly two years at Edwards Air Force Base, California, June 18.
  • B-1B Lancer Undergoes Electronic Warfare Testing in the BAF

    A B-1B Lancer was rolled into the Benefield Anechoic Facility (BAF) at Edwards Air Force Base, California, on May 20. The aircraft will undergo testing of a portion of the B-1B Defensive Software suite, Pre-processor Flight Software (PFS) 6.42.
  • Reserve Airman makes history with innovative Project FoX/F-35 development

    For the first time ever, Air Force personnel livestreamed F-35 data directly from the aircraft’s mission systems computers to a connected computer tablet during a ground test March 31, 2021, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. The event was a milestone for the Fighter Optimization eXperiment (FoX), a project that seeks to rapidly integrate advanced software and hardware technologies to maximize the F-35’s lethality and survivability, while creating an agile development test tool and fielded combat multiplier for all DoD aircraft.
  • U.S. Air Force Rolls Out New Mission Statement

    PENTAGON, Virginia – The Air Force released its new mission statement: To fly, fight, and win … Airpower anytime, anywhere. This change emphasizes the primary competitive advantage and capabilities that Airpower provides to the nation and joint operations. The ability to fight and win with Airpower is key to facing emerging competitors and near-peer adversaries, according to service leaders.
  • ARRW booster vehicle flight test unsuccessful

    Test missile was not able to complete launch sequence.
  • Major hypersonic missile testing on the horizon

    Ground testing began this week.
  • Joint Simulation Environment brings Next-Gen Test and Evaluation to AFTC

    The $34.4 million project will provide a state-of-the-art modeling and simulation environment to conduct fifth-generation and next-generation developmental test, operational test, and high-end advanced training and tactics development for the warfighter. Construction begins March 2021 and is scheduled to be complete Aug. 2022.
  • Joint Simulation Environment brings Next-Gen Test and Evaluation to AFTC

    The $34.4 million project will provide a state-of-the-art modeling and simulation environment to conduct fifth-generation and next-generation developmental test, operational test, and high-end advanced training and tactics development for the warfighter. Construction begins March 2021 and is scheduled to be complete Aug. 2022.
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