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The Air Force Research Laboratory will showcase several areas including Department of the Air Force Vanguard programs, COVID-19 response efforts, innovative capabilities for base defense and palletized munitions plus several avenues for sharing ideas or capabilities with the lab during the Air Force Association’s Air, Space & Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Maryland, Sept. 20-22, 2021. (Courtesy graphic)
An artist's rendering of networked, collaborative and autonomous weapons, with each communicating with the others. (U.S. Air Force illustration/Chris Quinlan)
Maj. Gen. Heather L. Pringle, commander of the Air Force Research Laboratory, addresses attendees and those tuned in via virtual connections during the Space Foundation's 36th National Space Symposium Aug. 26, 2021 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. “When it comes to science and technology, I take our role very seriously, and I believe that it’s non-negotiable that we pursue game-changing technologies for both Airmen and Guardians," Pringle said. "We are one lab supporting two services. As Secretary Kendall says, ‘It’s one team, one fight.’” (Courtesy photo)
AFWERX Agility Prime Partner, Moog Aircraft Group, has created a prototype electric vertical takeoff and landing vehicle (eVTOL), the SureFly S250. (Courtesy graphic/AFWERX)
The U.S. Air Force has signed an agreement for joint development of Air Launched UAVs with India’s Defence Research and Development Organization.

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Maj. Gen. Heather L.

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Timothy Sakulich
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  Dr. Timothy J. Bunning
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