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Aircraft Research and Development Unit

The No.1 Aircraft Performance Unit was renamed the Aircraft Research and Development Unit on 22 August 1947. The unit relocated from Laverton in Victoria to the Royal Australian Air Force Base at Edinburgh in South Australia in 1976.

The Aircraft Research and Development Unit conducts development, testing and evaluation tasks on aircraft, aircraft weapons and associated systems, and provides electronic warfare operational support for the Royal Australian Air Force and other designated organisations.

SELECTED SERIES RELATING TO THE AIRCRAFT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT UNIT IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Canberra and Sydney
Recorded by: RAAF Aircraft Research and Development Unit
Correspondence files, 1943– D3333
Research and Development test schedule reports, 1943– D3341
Research and Development correspondence files, 1946– D3340
Research and Development technical note reports, 1949 D3358
Establishment table, 1966– D3253
ARDU visitors' book, 1971– D3241
Flight authorisation book, 1977– D3239

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