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  • AFRL Innovation Awards recognize excellence in tech transfer

    The Air Force Research Laboratory’s Directed Energy and Space Vehicles Directorates held their 2022 Innovation Awards ceremony in Albuquerque, Oct. 20, 2022, marking the fifth annual recognition of AFRL inventors and partners in technology transfer.

  • AFGSC saves millions, increases safety through commercial solution proposal

    Modernization and innovation make the Air Force always ready, but modernizing takes time and money, while innovating requires new ideas. Air Force Global Strike Command B-2 Requirements division recently expedited this process, saving millions of dollars and six years of work by using AFWERX to

  • AFRL celebrates unified science and technology enterprise

    The Air Force Research Laboratory, or AFRL, recognized the 25th anniversary of one AFRL at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, Oct. 28, 2022, with a celebration led by AFRL Commander Maj. Gen. Heather Pringle and Chief Master Sgt. James “Bill” Fitch, AFRL command chief. The event honored the

  • AFRL STEM unit receives DOD STARBASE’s highest level award

    The Air Force Research Laboratory’s Department of Defense STARBASE NM program, managed through the AFRL STEM Academy, Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, received accolades and certification to the highest level, for its work with fifth graders in science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM.

  • AFWERX AFVentures enhances SBIR/STTR program to increase tech transition

    AFWERX AFVentures began the new fiscal year with multiple enhancements to the Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer, or SBIR/STTR, Program after Congress reauthorized the program, Sept. 30, 2022. These improvements aim to further encourage domestic small businesses to

  • AFRL upgrades rocket fabrication capabilities

    The Air Force Research Laboratory upgraded its fabrication shop equipment with 20 new state-of-the-art machines for manufacturing rocket components that will enhance capabilities, increase accuracy and save money.

  • AFRL’s Ascent satellite marks end of mission objectives

    The Air Force Research Laboratory's small satellite named Ascent has completed all of its mission objectives and is performing extended operations to characterize the survivability of the commercial-off-the-shelf, or COTS, bus electronics in the geosynchronous Earth orbit, or GEO, space environment.