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Message posted by Peter Merlin (Member since 11/13/2003) on September 03, 2023 at 14:33:58 PST:

AFOTEC has detachments located at Edwards AFB, Calif., Eglin AFB, Fla., Hill AFB, Utah, Nellis AFB, Nev., Peterson SFB, Colo., and multiple operating locations around the country.

AFOTEC Det. 1 at Edwards had operating locations at Fort Worth, Texas and Arlington, Virginia. Detachment 1 led Block 2 and Block 3 Initial Operational Testing and Evaluation for the F-35 Lightning II.

AFOTEC Det 2 at Eglin tests new and advanced munitions, electronic warfare equipment, mission planning systems, combat support, and command and control systems.

AFOTEC Det. 3 at Hill tests and evaluates strategic nuclear systems in operationally realistic environments to ensure delivery of effective and suitable combat capabilities. Test programs include the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD), which is the weapon system replacement for the LGM-30 Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile system (ICBM). Other programs include the Mk21A Reentry Vehicle that will be used on GBSD and Fuze Modernization replacement for the Mk21 arming and fuzing assembly. Detachment 3 has an Operating Location at Offutt AFB, Nebraska (OL-ON) that supports programs in the nuclear command control and communications (NC3) realm, which directly enable U.S. Strategic Commandís mission set.

AFOTEC Det. 4 at Peterson was transferred to the USSF. Detachment 4 had conducted operational testing and evaluation of space, cyberspace, information technology, missile, and missile defense systems. Some of the major systems tested by Detachment 4 included the Global Positioning System, Space Based Infrared System, Advanced Extremely High Frequency Satellite Communications, Space Based Space Surveillance, Cobra Judy Replacement, Defense Integrated Military human resources System, and the Integrated Strategic Planning and Analysis Network. In addition, Detachment 4 was part of the Ballistic Missile Defense System Operational Test Agency Combined Test Force, participating in the testing and exercise events that evaluate components and spirals of the overall Ballistic Missile Defense System.

AFOTEC Det. 5 at Edwards has an operating location at Hurlburt Field, Florida. Detachment 5 performs operational test and evaluation of mobility, bomber, and command and control, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance weapon systems. Detachment 5's major test programs have included the C-5M Super Galaxy, MQ-9 Reaper and RQ-4 Global Hawk sensor systems, C-130 enhancements, and system upgrades to the B-1, B-2 and B-52 bomber fleet. Detachment 5 has also managed operational test of the Common Vertical Lift Support Platform, the C-27J Joint Cargo Aircraft, the E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System, and the KC-46A.

AFOTEC Det. 6 at Nellis conducts operational test and evaluation of all fielded Air Force fighter aircraft. Detachment 6 also conducts live air-to-air and air-to-ground weapons testing at the Utah Test and Training Range and mission level testing at the Nevada Test and Training Range.

In Reply to: AFOTEC Det Units posted by don on September 03, 2023 at 14:12:15 PST:


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