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  • Open-source software enables scientists to expedite research

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFRL) – The Autonomous Research System, an open-source software program developed by Air Force Research Laboratory scientists, is now available online as a free download, thanks to a new licensing agreement. ARES OS, a product 10 years in the making, aims to transform the research process by exploiting
  • AFRL, Defense Innovation Unit launch new phase of Golden Horde Vanguard program

    EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AFRL) – A collaborative effort called Operation Protovision is unveiling a new competitive phase of the Department of the Air Force’s Golden Horde Vanguard program. Launched by the Air Force Research Laboratory, Defense Innovation Unit and Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab, the new live and virtual components allow a
  • AFRL to showcase key programs, processes to provide warfighters with innovative technologies at Air, Space & Cyber Conference

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFRL) – 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
  • AFWERX Agility Prime partner, Moog Aircraft Group, creates prototype eVTOL vehicle

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFRL) – AFWERX Agility Prime Partner, Moog Aircraft Group, has created a prototype electric vertical takeoff and landing vehicle (eVTOL), the SureFly S250, which seeks to explore the potential of eVTOL utility in unmanned flight applications. With this development, the U.S. Air Force will be able to test for
  • AFRL breaks ground on high-tech wargaming facility

    KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M (AFRL). - The Air Force Research Laboratory broke ground on a $6 million, 10,685 square foot laboratory, September 8 that will advance wargaming and simulation, and analysis for AFRL’s Directed Energy and Space Vehicles Directorates located on Kirtland Air Force Base. The new building named the Wargaming and Advanced
  • AFRL promotes ‘One lab, two services’ at Space Symposium

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AFRL) – Air Force Research Laboratory Commander Maj. Gen. Heather Pringle and other AFRL subject matter experts gathered to connect with the space community at the Space Foundation’s 36th National Space Symposium in Colorado Springs August 23-27. Space Foundation Chief Executive Officer, retired U.S. Navy Rear Admiral
  • AFRL interns showcase their work in annual poster session at Wright-Patterson

    After canceling 2020’s event because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Materials and Manufacturing Directorate’s annual student poster session was back on again for 2021. In previous years, as many as 70 student researchers have participated; however, this year’s event was considerably smaller. Because COVID-19 is still with us, this year’s event was a “hybrid” one to ensure safe social distancing, with 27 students distributed over two in-person sessions, and 11 presenting virtually.
  • AFRL to collaborate with India on Air Launched UAVs

    The U.S. Air Force has signed an agreement for joint development of Air Launched UAVs with India’s Defence Research and Development Organization. The milestone agreement is the first such technical project agreement under the DTTI for joint cooperative research and co-development activities
  • AFRL’s Aerospace Systems Directorate granted patent for innovative control surfaces technology

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Researchers from the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Aerospace Systems Directorate recently secured a patent for their control surface technology after successfully developing and demonstrating additively manufactured, multi-material conformal control surfaces for aircraft wings.  “This technology is a method
  • AFRL offers university satellite program

     KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. (AFRL) – The Air Force Research Laboratory’s University Nanosatellite Program (UNP) request for proposals (RFP) will be open until October 1. UNP funds U.S. university students and programs to design, build, launch, and operate small satellites with the primary goal to train the next generation of space