Space Delta 12 (DEL 12) leads the integrated test and evaluation of USSF capabilities in order to rapidly field
combat-credible weapon systems and tactics.
Be the Space Force’s learning engine driving war-winning, combat space systems and tactics to the
field faster than our adversaries can adapt.
DEL 12 was originally activated as the USAF’s 6565th Test Wing in October 1960 at Vandenberg AFB, CA.
The wing was re-designated as the 6565th Test Wing (Development) in December 1960 and was subsequently
re-designated, this time as the 6595th Aerospace Test Wing, in April 1961. The wing was inactivated in October
1979. DEL 12 was activated on August 23, 2021.