Innovation

Innovation

Making History, Breaking Records.

From the development of America’s first jet plane to our nation’s most sophisticated new aircraft, Edwards AFB has been home to virtually every advance in aviation integrated into the Air Force since World War II. Discover what new technologies are being developed at Edwards today.

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AIM-9X Sidewinder

AIM-9X Sidewinder

AIM-9X is the newest variant of Sidewinder. The AIM-9X has the same rocket motor and warhead as the AIM-9M. Major physical changes from previous versions of the missile include fixed forward canards and smaller fins designed to increase flight performance.
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Joint Strike Fighter

Joint Strike Fighter

F-35 JSF

The F-35 is a cutting-edge aircraft system designed under stringent requirements, to replace many of today’s military aircraft. It’s just one of the systems tested by flight test engineers every day at Edwards.
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Electronic Warfare

Electronic Warfare

The Electronic Warfare Group is the Air Force focal point for electronic warfare (EW) test and evaluation. It provides the world’s preeminent test and evaluation capabilities, resources and expertise for EW and avionic systems.
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