Air Force group launches tech test range

The Air Force's Standard Systems Group at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, has created the agency's first test and development range to ensure technologies perform as they are intended.

The Global Combat Support System'Air Force Test and Development Range is the result of numerous initiatives SSG has been leading to standardize engineering and develop combat support information systems.

GCSS'AF TDR emulates the operational Global Combat Support System'Air Force environment, which gives developers, testers and operators a realistic means to determine how products will perform and if they are interoperable.

'The virtual Test and Development Range allows us to quickly access which new automated information systems perform correctly and which need more work,' said Steve Wright, director of the SSG Engineering Directorate, in an agency release. 'Using the Range will dramatically cut down the time to field new applications while improving software product quality.'

'By using the Range, we can see how software applications can be integrated with other applications,' Wright added.

The Range is open to all .mil, .gov and .com addresses upon request. For more information, contact John Walraven at 334-416-2635.

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