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  • AFRL awards contract for pioneering spacecraft in region of Moon

    The Air Force Research Laboratory has awarded a $72 million contract to Advanced Space LLC to demonstrate space situational awareness, object detection and tracking in the region of the Moon, supporting a resurgence of interest in lunar exploration and development across civil, commercial and

  • SDPE’s Rapid Dragon capability demonstrated in Norway

    The Air Force Rapid Dragon Experimentation Program, led and developed by the Air Force Strategic Development Planning and Experimentation, or SDPE, office, part of the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Integrated Capabilities Directorate, in partnership with U.S. Special Operations Command Europe, or

  • Project FIERCE fuels the future of synthetic jet fuel generation

    Jet fuel relies on a complex network of drillers, refiners and shippers, but those who were near the Hsu STEM Range in Laurel Hill, Florida, July 27, 2022, heard the sounds of a small jet flying, heralding a new era for the jet fuel supply chain. Led by the Air Force’s Project FIERCE, this was the

  • 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.

  • Project Arc team works to make technical Airmen more operationally relevant

    Science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, career fields are part of the Air Force Research Laboratory, or AFRL, commanders’ intent to lead, discover, develop and deliver science, technology and innovation for warfighters. And with the recent report on a Line of Effort 3.6 showing low

  • 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

  • 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