Located at Edwards, California, in the western Mojave Desert, Armstrong is uniquely situated to take advantage of the excellent year-round flying weather, remote area and visibility to flight test some of the nation’s most unique aircraft and aeronautical systems.
Some examples of the research undertaken: Oblique Wing Research, SST and Sonic Boom Research, Autonomous Formation Flight Control, Atmospheric Research, Vortex study, Develop Dyna-soar launch pad abort procedures, Variable Sweep Transition flight experiment, F-15 – Thrust Vectoring, to name a few.
F-16D conducting Automatic Collision Avoidance Technology (ACAT) tests
Global Hawk Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (this drone is bigger than an F-16)
The infamous Predator drone
The current fleet