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Last modified: 14 May 2022
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Country: United States    Region: California

Locale: Edwards

Latitude: 34° 53' 59" N     Longitude: -118° 7' 1" E

Area use / Military Branches: ACTIVE

 
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3455'53"N 11752'20"W USAF Edwards airbase http://www.edwards.af.mil/ Calif. is operated and maintained by the 95th Air Base Wing under Materiel Command. Former Muroc army airfield, renamed 1949 in memory of test pilot Glen Edwards.

Units:
- 412th Test Wing http://www.edwards.af.mil/Units/ and subordinated units 412 TW plans, conducts, analyzes and reports on all flight and ground testing of aircraft, weapons systems, software and components as well as modeling and simulation for the USAF.
- USAF Test Pilot School http://www.edwards.af.mil/Units/USAFTPS/ learning top pilots, navigators and engineers lhow to conduct flight tests and generate the data needed to carry out test missions

Guests:
- USMC Marine Operational Test and Evaluation Squadron 1 (VMX-1) testing the F-35Bravo (VSTOL)
- USN OT&E Force testing the F-35Charlie (aircraft carrier)

Note: Edwards airbase also has a remote detachment: SEE Groom Lake - Nevada.

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