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Air Force conducts successful hypersonic weapon flight test

The U.S. Air Force successfully conducted the first flight test of its AGM-183A Air Launched Rapid Response Weapon, or ARRW, on a B-52 Stratofortress...

B-52 continues “mothership” role during hypersonic test

In a scene reminiscent of the old days of a B-52 mothership carrying an X-15 underneath a wing, the 419th Flight Test Squadron successfully...

New checklist changes increases combat air power

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.--For years, the Raptor community has endured ground aborts for deployment and readiness flights due to a hardware limitation associated...

Auto GCAS team presented with Collier Trophy

The 416th and 461st Flight Test Squadrons along with Lockheed-Martin, the F-35 Joint Program Office, NASA and the Defense Safety Oversight Council received the...

Flashback: Hypersonic Flight to the Edge of Space

While most of the country was focused on the race to space, a unique test program was just getting underway at Edwards Air Force...

Acting SecAF announces B-21 manufacturing, testing locations

Acting Secretary of the Air Force Matthew Donovan announced Sept. 16, 2019, that the B-21 Raider is being produced in Northrop Grumman’s Palmdale, Calif.,...

Edwards AFB holds active-shooter exercise

“Practice makes perfect” and when it comes to saving lives, timely and effective response by emergency first-responders ensure life-saving measures are maximized. Team Edwards emergency...

Airmanship Program takes flight

Flying on Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., is not just for test pilots: The 412th Test Wing’s Airmanship Program allows flight test engineers to...

Air Force civilian retires after 67 years of service

Patricia Henrich cuts a cake celebrating her retirement after 67 years of federal civilian service following her retirement ceremony at Edwards Air Force Base,...

Autonomous vehicles coming to PIRA

Air Force photograph by Giancarlo Casem A Humvee rolls down a dirt road at the Precision Impact Range Area at Edwards Air Force Base,...