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Joint Simulation Environment set to break ground at Edwards Air Force Base

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  • 412th Test Wing

DATE: 10 February 2021

RELEASE No. 21-09 


Edwards Air Force Base Public Affairs

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Twitter: @edwardsafb


WHO: Air Force Test Center is set to break ground on a 72,000 sq. ft. Joint Simulation Environment facility during a ceremony hosted by the 412th Electronic Warfare Group. The facility is projected to bring 50 jobs to the base in the fields of computer science, engineering, cyber security, electronic-engineering technologies, and logistics.

WHAT: The $34.4 million JSE 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. The JSE at Edwards will support eight High-Fidelity Dome Simulators, space to house additional dome simulators, test control rooms, support space for cyber and space test operations, data analysis and knowledge management. 

WHEN: Groundbreaking is scheduled noon, February 18, 2021. Construction begins March 2021 and is scheduled to be complete Aug. 2022.

WHERE: Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

WHY: The JSE aims to replicate dense-threat environments that can’t be realized strictly with open-air test resources.  


Media are invited to witness the ceremony and participate in a flight simulator tour/demonstration. Edwards AFB key personnel will be made available for interviews. Please RSVP by 4 p.m. (PST) Monday, Feb. 15, to 412th Test Wing Public Affairs Office.

To view the livestream, visit the, noon, Feb. 18.