Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC) is the most advanced and largest complex of flight simulation test facilities in the world. The complex operates 43 aerodynamic and propulsion wind tunnels, rocket and turbine engine test cells, space environmental chambers, arc heaters, ballistic ranges and other specialized units. Many of the complex’s test units have capabilities unmatched elsewhere in the United States; some are unique in the world. AEDC is an Air Force Materiel Command organization and an important national resource.

View AEDC’s fact sheet.

View AEDC’s heritage (how we became AEDC).

Our Vision:

Be the nation’s best value ground test and analysis source for aerospace and defense systems

Our Mission:

Develop, test and evaluate weapon, propulsion, aerodynamic and space systems at realistic conditions for the nation through modeling, simulation and ground test facilities

Arnold Air Force Base

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