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U.K.’s Secretary of State for Defence visits countrymen at Edwards

Posted December 7, 2018 by Kenji Thuloweit

The United Kingdom’s top military official received an up-close look at his country’s new fifth-generation fighter Dec. 2, 2018. Secretary of State for Defence Gavin Williamson CBE (Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) visited the U.K. component of the F-35 Joint Operational Test Team at Edwards AFB for a program brief on U.K. F-35 Lightning II testing.

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Innovative UAS solution for BAF RF measurement

Posted November 30, 2018 by John Grigaliunas

The Benefield Anechoic Facility at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., tests installed radio frequency systems. But testing in the BAF has some operational limitations: duration can be dominated by setup and calibration time; there are RF coverage limitations over the backbones of large aircraft; and dynamic antenna transmission restrictions.

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Canuck Chinook in BAF

Posted November 30, 2018 by Kenji Thuloweit

A Royal Canadian Air Force CH-147F Chinook recently became another airframe to undergo electronic warfare testing in the Benefield Anechoic Facility at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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Innovation: Global Hawk testers raise their hand

Posted November 28, 2018 by Carlie Mensen

At the Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., commander’s call Nov. 1, Brig. Gen. E. John Teichert stated that “Innovation is an Airmen, at any level, raising their hand to say, ‘I’ve got a better way to do business.’”

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Career adviser helps Airmen plot career roadmap

Posted November 26, 2018 by Giancarlo Casem

Air Force photograph by Giancarlo Casem Master Sgt. Jason Greenwell, Career Assistance Adviser, and Senior Airman Jacob Minter, 912th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, discuss possible career options at Edwards Air Force Base, California, Nov. 8, 2018. The Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Career Adviser wants to help. He wants to make sure Airmen at the base…

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FSS Thanksgiving week holiday hours

Posted November 21, 2018 by

The 412th Force Support Squadron has released its Thanksgiving holiday hours for the week. Thursday, Nov. 22 All 412th Force Support Squadron facilities will be CLOSED except the following: Aero Club is flying sunrise to sunset (office closed). High Desert Inn, Joshua Tree Dining Facility: Breakfast:  6 a.m.-8 a.m. Holiday Meal:  11 a.m.-1 p.m. Holiday…

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F-35s begin Auto GCAS test flights

Posted November 19, 2018 by Giancarlo Casem

The 461st Flight Test Squadron recently began test flight missions with the F-35 aircraft and the Auto GCAS at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. “Auto-GCAS saves lives, it’s been proven in the F-16 and the F-22,” said Lt. Col. Tucker Hamilton, F-35 Integrated Test Force director and 461st FLTS commander.

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Innovative customized tools for BAF customers

Posted November 19, 2018 by John Grigaliunas

Air Force photograph by Christian Turner A B-2 Spirit bomber sits in the Benefield Anechoic Facility at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., preparing to undergo environmental control systems checks. Each test customer at the Benefield Anechoic Facility [Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.] is unique, bringing in one-of-a-kind new challenges. Customer-driven test designs require our BAF…

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Honorary commanders blaze through tour of Rocket Lab

Posted November 16, 2018 by Giancarlo Casem

Air Force photograph by Edward Cannon Honorary commanders pose for a photo in front of rocket engine test stand during a tour of the Air Force Research Laboratory “Rocket Lab” at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Nov. 9, 2018 Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Honorary Commanders wrapped up the end of their assignment with a…

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Team Edwards commemorates Battle of Britain

Posted November 16, 2018 by Kenji Thuloweit

The United Kingdom Joint Strike Fighter Test and Evaluation Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., hosted the Royal Air Force Battle of Britain Night at Club Muroc Nov. 9, 2018.

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