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AFMC Command News

  • AFTC gains new test capability

    Members of the 716th Test Squadron and Integrated Analysis Branch of the 804th Test Group of Arnold Engineering Development Complex are advancing the test capabilities available to develop and prove the superiority of those systems needed to meet the demands of the National Defense Strategy with the

  • B-1 training device to get Virtual update

    Leveraging research and development work done under a Phase II SBIR contract, the Simulators Division B-1 Training Systems team executed a contract modification to update the Cockpit Procedures Trainers with a new device that meets expanded capacities for B-1 aircrew training.

  • Propulsion team continues flow visualization study to save time, money

    Team members with the 717th Test Squadron, 804th Test Group, Arnold Engineering Development Complex at Arnold Air Force Base are continuing to collect shadowgraph measurements of high sound pressure level nozzle acoustic events to validate computational fluid dynamics, or CFD, prediction methods.To

  • Air Force visits Boom Supersonic

    The engagement with Boom is part of a larger effort to fuel the burgeoning commercial resurgence of high speed passenger travel, dubbed the “Vector Initiative.” The initiative aims to partner with commercial sector leaders to accelerate their development and advance enabling technologies that could

  • Virtual reality capability used during sensor validation in AEDC test cell

    When performing sensor validation tests in the Arnold Engineering Development Complex Sea Level Test Cell 1, or SL-1, this summer, AEDC engineers at Arnold Air Force Base had the opportunity to view in nearly real-time a three-dimensional representation of the test hardware and support systems using

  • AFWERX Agility Prime – A New Era of Aerospace

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AFRL) – AFWERX Agility Prime, launched in April 2020, is the Air Force’s collaborative initiative to work with the industrial base on testing and experimentation, accelerating development of the commercial electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft industry while

  • AEDC tests directed energy system in wind tunnel

    The Aerodynamics Branch of Arnold Engineering Development Complex at Arnold Air Force Base is helping the Air Force take directed energy (DE) systems airborne.DE systems use high-energy lasers or microwaves to degrade or destroy threats and targets. “There is a growing interest for directed energy

  • Proven accelerator program welcomes second cohort

    With a tested model in place, organizers of The U.S. Air Force Lab with MassChallenge program, a two-year pilot project designed to increase non-traditional participation in Small Business Innovative Research program opportunities, announced its second cohort March 30.Atomic-6, BoatBox Technologies,