AATC is responsible for operational and developmental test and evaluation and tactics development and evaluation for all ARC weapons systems. This composite flying organization is composed of A-10, C-130H, F-15, F-16, HC-130, HH-60, KC-135, MC-12, MQ-1, MQ-9, and RC-26 aircraft at four geographically separated units. Additionally, AATC is chartered to modernize the ARC's Battlefield Airman Enterprise which is comprised of joint terminal attack controllers, pararescuemen, and special tactics personnel.
AATC is a unique, efficient, and extraordinarily effective organization driving "80 percent solutions at 20 percent of the cost" and remains focused on continuing the legacy of unmatched response to warfighter requirements and transformational support to Air Force missions.
The Test Center is located at the Tucson Air National Guard Base, Arizona.