Orange Flag executes largest all-domain test focused on infrared spectrum

Orange Flag, Air Force Test Center’s all-domain, large force test series focused on advanced technology, kill-web integration and analysis, returned for its second iteration this year at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. June 23. Forty-one airborne participants used the R-2508 Range and Sea Test Range to execute simultaneous participant objectives, comprising 23 separate test events.

AFTC’s Multi-Domain Test Force is leading the effort to resource, organize, and align the Test Flag Enterprise, to include Orange Flag, Emerald Flag, and Black Flag.

“It was perhaps the most complex Orange Flag ever, because we executed in two separate ranges comprising around 30,000 square nautical miles of airspace. The team did an outstanding job despite having a complex experimental design, extremely limited resources, and no formal institutional manning,” said Maj. Daniel Harp, Orange Flag director.

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