Directorate of Aerospace Safety, 1967 (Air Force Graphic)

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Aerospace Vehicle Survivability Facility set to meet anticipated National Defense Strategy demands

The Hydrodynamic Ram Simulator, located within Test Site A of the Aerospace Vehicle Survivability Facility (AVSF), is used to generate high-pressure waves in a fluid medium to simulate damage caused by ballistic threat impacts on surrounding aircraft structure. It is the only test device of its kind within the Department of Defense. Test Site A is one of three primary AVSF test sites that support aerospace survivability and vulnerability evaluations, live fire test and evaluation risk reduction, research, development, test and evaluation, and modeling and simulation. The AVSF is operated by the Aerospace Survivability and Safety Office at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. This office is part of the 704th Test Group at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico. The 704 TG is a unit of the Arnold Engineering Development Complex headquartered at Arnold Air Force Base, Tennessee. (Courtesy photo)

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