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  • ET-CTF completes new test bed flight tests

    The Emerging Technology Combined Test Force successfully completed flight tests on its newest autonomous aircraft test bed last month at Edwards Air Force Base, California. The flight tests are in support of the Skyborg project with the goal to ultimately provide an autonomous software testing package.
  • AFTC Small Business Office provides doorway for innovation, test possibilities

    While a lot of attention is garnered by large Defense contractors’ newest and greatest weapons systems, the Air Force Test Center’s Small Business Office provides a way for small businesses to showcase their innovative ideas amongst the giants of the industry. Additionally, with the current COVID-19 situation impacting businesses, supply lines and Americans’ daily lives, the AFTC Small Business Office is doing its part to ensure the test enterprise continues.
  • EPAWSS testing readies F-15 for future

    The F-15E Eagle fleet is currently undergoing critical electronic warfare testing at the Benefield Anechoic Facility (BAF) on Edwards Air Force Base, California. This F-15E is outfitted with the Eagle Passive/Active Warning and Survivability System (EPAWSS). The EPAWSS is an integrated digital avionics system designed to protect the F-15E Eagle against enemy air defense systems, said Jon Danner, F-15 Division Test Manager at Air Force Life Cycle Management Center.
  • 452nd FLTS work to keep Global Vigilance mission on track

    The 452nd Flight Test Squadron has worked through the challenges of teleworking and modified work schedules to keep their fleet of RQ-4 Global Hawks flying and meeting mission requirements.
  • Edwards AFB Community Combines Teamwork, Innovation, Effort to Fabricate Cloth Masks

    Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, many on Edwards Air Force Base are collectively turning to each other and exercising their innate innovative culture to help meet emerging needs of the Test Wing community.
  • Edwards Air Force Base Resumes Flight Operations

    The 412th Test Wing resumed flight operations, April 1, following a brief adjustment to modify procedures after the DoD-wide Health Protection Condition (HPCON) Charlie announcement last week.
  • Airmen utilize social media to expand professional, personal knowledge base

    As Airmen head home to telework due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Airmen at Edwards Air Force Base, California, have responded to this crisis by developing an online learning platform to bring people across the Air Force together.
  • New sanitation procedures take effect at Ridley Mission Control

    New expanded sanitation procedures were initiated recently at Edwards Air Force Base, California, to stem the Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak ensure the 412th Test Wing remains mission capable.
  • Edwards Robotics teams succeed at competition, STEM outreach

    Members of the Scorpion Robotics Club competed at a robotics competition earlier this year where one of the teams won the FIRST Tech Challenge Interleague Competition for the second year in a row.
  • AFTC Executive Director helps preserve Flight Test history with personal donation

    The Flight Test Museum Foundation (FTMF) announced a generous contribution from Dr. Eileen Bjorkman, Executive Director, Air Force Test Center. Bjorkman recently contributed $50,000 to the FTMF to sponsor the RF-4C (#004) and help directly fund construction of the new Flight Test Museum being built outside the West Gate at Edwards Air Force Base.
  • Edwards maintainers conduct hands-on test with new tool

    Airmen from the 412th Maintenance Group tested a new scanning tool that could reduce troubleshooting time and costs for aircraft maintenance at Edwards Air Force Base, California, recently.
  • 412th Test Wing changes leadership

    Col. Matthew Higer assumed command of the 412th Test Wing from Brig. Gen. E. John Teichert during a change of command ceremony at Edwards Air Force Base, California, Feb. 5.
  • Edwards Launches Makerspace Targeting High School Students

    The 412th Test Wing at Edwards Air Force Base introduced its first TechEd High School Makerspace specifically geared for students during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Edwards AFB, January 29.
  • Spark Tank Showcase highlights innovative ideas

    The 412th Test Wing’s SparkED Innovation Team hosted Spark Tank Live at Edwards Air Force Base, California, Jan. 29.
  • 412th Test Wing Commander to bid farewell to Team Edwards

    The 412th Test Wing Commander, Brig. Gen. E. John Teichert, recently announced that he will relinquish command of the Wing and be departing Edwards Air Force Base, California, for a deployment to Iraq.
  • SparkED Team to host Spark Tank Showcase Jan. 29

    The 412th Test Wing’s SparkED Innovation Team will host a Spark Tank Showcase at Club Muroc on Edwards Air Force Base, California, at 12:30 p.m., Jan. 29.
  • New micro-market provides new dining opportunity for AFRL-Det. 7

    The 412th Test Wing, Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES), Avenue C and Air Force Research Laboratory-Detachment 7 partnered recently to open a new “micro-market” on Edwards Air Force Base, California, Jan. 17.
  • 416th and 418th Squadrons conduct flyover before NFC championship game

    Airmen from the 412th Test Wing at Edwards Air Force Base, California, will be conducting a flyover to help kick off the National Football Conference championship game at Levi’s Stadium, Jan. 19.
  • Thunderbird advance pilot conducts site survey

    Air Force Thunderbirds Flight Demonstration Squadron pilot, Maj. Jason Markzon conducted a site visit to Edwards Air Force Base, California, Jan. 16.
  • Military Working Dogs, handlers conduct joint training at NTC

    Military working dogs and their handlers conducted crucial helicopter training at the National Training Center on Fort Irwin, California, Dec. 11. Teams from Edwards Air Force Base, Marine Corps Logistics Base-Barstow, Fort Irwin and Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, descended upon the NTC aboard a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter
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