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Air Armament Enterprise (AAE)

Service or Branch: Air Force

Location: Eglin Air Force Base, FL

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STEM Fields: Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, Computer and Computational Sciences, Electrical Engineering, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Operations Research

The Air Armament Enterprise (AAE) is composed of units in the Air Force Materiel Command consisting of Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC), the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center (AFNWC) and the Air Force Test Center (AFTC). Serving as the focal point for all Air Force armament, this partnership covers the complete weapon-system life-cycle from concept through development, acquisition, experimental testing, procurement, operational testing and final employment by the warfighter. This synergy is called "Team Eglin."

The AAE plans, directs and conducts test and evaluation of U.S. and allied air armament, navigation and guidance systems, and command and control systems. Some of the major programs managed by the center include the Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile, High-speed Anti-Radiation Missile (HARM), HARM Targeting System, Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile, Joint Direct Attack Munition, Miniature Air Launched Decoy, Sensor Fuzed Weapon, and the Small Diameter Bomb, and the Long Range Standoff Weapon.

Eglin AFB is located in the Panhandle of Florida. We are known for our "Emerald Coast," which describes the sugar white beaches and emerald-colored water. The local area has much to offer: endless water sports, coastal culture, outdoor activities, championship golf, and superb shopping.

STEM opportunities within AAE include navigation guidance and control, computer software and hardware, target detection and acquisition, packaging and transportation, developmental test and evaluation, mission planning, aerodynamics, fire control, propulsion, warheads, low observable manufacturing, operational test and evaluation, system engineering analysis, and weapons effectiveness.