The 6512th Test Squadron was activated at Edwards Air Force Base, California in 1969 by Air Force Systems Command. it managed all aircraft types not assigned to the various centers/Flight Test Squadrons. The 6512th TS flight tested the F-15 from 1972–1989 and from 1994–2001
It re designated as the 445th Flight Test Squadron in October 1992 as part of transfer from Systems Command to Air Force Material Command.
In 1994 it absorbed F-15s from the inactivated 415th Flight Test Squadron on 1 October 1994. From that date, it primarily flew F-15A/B/C/D/E, TA-38A/C, and AT-38B. It was inactivated in late 2001