Arnold Engineering Development Complex

Arnold Air Force Base

Tullahoma is home to Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC) which is the most advanced and largest complex of flight simulation test facilities in the world. The complex operates:

  • 55 aerodynamic and propulsion wind tunnels
  • Rocket and turbine engine test cells
  • Space environmental chambers
  • Arc heaters
  • Ballistic ranges
  • 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.

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AEDC Vision

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

AEDC Mission

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