Air Force Test Center activates cyber lab detachment

By Sara Sirota / November 29, 2019 at 10:05 AM

The Air Force Test Center officially activated a new detachment within the 47th Cyberspace Test Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, CA, on Nov. 19.

"The detachment provides the Air Force with a secure avionics cyber test laboratory and fields cyber test capabilities to evaluate the Air Force's premiere weapons systems," a news release published on the service's website states.

Lt. Col. Ever Zavala is commanding the new unit, which had its start as Operating Location Bravo before transitioning to Detachment 1 in May 2019.

Operating Location Bravo was originally with the 46th Test Squadron, the 47th CTS' predecessor that tested command-and-control systems. It conducted developmental test and evaluation of aircraft and supported cyber vulnerability assessments.