Research Facilities and Programs:
96th Test Wing, Eglin, Air Force Base, Florida
96th Test Wing, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio
412th Test Wing, Edwards Air Force Base, California
505th Comand and Control Wing, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida
AFTC Edwards Air Force Base, California
Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC), Arnold Air Force Base, Tennessee
Arnold Engineering Develoment Complex (AEDC) Tunnel 9, White Oak, Maryland
The AFTC mission is to conduct developmental test and evaluation of air, space and cyber systems, and provide timely, objective and accurate information to decision makers. The AFTC directs the developmental test and evaluation of air, space and cyber systems for military services, other U.S. government agencies and international partners, in addition to operating the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School.
Arnold Engineering Development Complex, located at Arnold AFB, Tenn., is home to the most advanced and largest complex of flight simulation test facilities in the world.
The 96th Test Wing, located at Eglin AFB and Holloman AFB, N.M., leads the Air Force’s test and evaluation of air-delivered weapons, navigation and guidance systems, command and control systems, and Air Force Special Operations Command systems.
The 412th Test Wing, located at Edwards AFB, performs developmental testing of airframe, avionics, propulsion and electronic warfare systems of manned and unmanned aircraft for the Air Force, other U.S. military services and government agencies, and international partners. Current and recent systems tested by the wing include the B-2, F-22A, F-35, airborne laser and Global Hawk. The wing’s expertise in flying operations, maintenance and engineering ensures the successful test and evaluation of a fleet of more than 90 highly modified aircraft.