Our nation’s defense has always relied on revolutionary advancements to maintain superiority and readiness. Those revolutions start here.
The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC) supports the mission of the U.S. Air Force through research, development, acquisitions, and product support of cutting-edge weapon systems and defense solutions for our men and women in uniform.
AFLCMC is responsible for designing, developing, and delivering the aerospace weapon systems and capabilities that keep the U.S. warfighter and our allies on the leading edge of technology and advanced capabilities.
For more than nine decades, AFLCMC and its predecessors have provided the military aviation technologies that have allowed our Airmen to operate safely and effectively when flying into harm’s way. While the technologies and conflicts may have changed throughout the years, the mission has not.
We work on projects and innovations most people only dream about—challenging developments and discoveries unavailable in private industry or academia. The pace of advancement is critical to success so the best resources to maintain revolutionary progress is available.
Advanced pilot flight helmet
Engineers doing materials testing
F-16 deploying flares
C-130 cargo plane deploying flares
B-2 aircraft refueling in flight
Pilot training airplace on the tarmac
B-2 preparing for flight
Scientist testing equipment
Because of the incredible people who make up our ranks we are able to accomplish amazing things every day. Shoulder to shoulder we are a force to be reckoned with.
We research, develop, test, and produce advanced fighters and bombers, keeping them modernized and updated as advancements are made.
We develop, test, and support the new KC-46 tanker and provide modification and sustainment of the KC-135 and KC-10.
We supply the warfighter with the world’s best network-ready intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance capabilities.
We provide life cycle management for two dozen different engine types for the Air Force and more than 40 international partners.
We ensure safe, secure, and effective nuclear capability for the nation.