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  • Innovare Advancement Center to announce kickoff of annual Aspire Series at Ask Me Anything event

    ROME, N.Y. – Innovare Advancement Center, in partnership with the Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate and AFWERX, and supported by the Griffiss Institute, announced it will host the Innovare Aspire Ask Me Anything event 1-4 p.m., May 13, during which the Innovare Aspire Series, as well as five research challenges, will be revealed
  • Skyborg ACS has Successful First Flight

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio (AFLCMC) – The Skyborg leadership team conducted a two-hours and ten minute flight test April 29 of the Skyborg autonomy core system (ACS) aboard a Kratos UTAP-22 tactical unmanned vehicle at Tyndall AFB, Florida.  Termed Milestone 1 of the Autonomous Attritable Aircraft Experimentation (AAAx) campaign, the ACS performed
  • AFWERX presents to Joint Requirements Oversight Council at commercial-military partnership event

    AUSTIN, Texas – The Air Force Research Laboratory’s AFWERX program co-organized and participated in an event April 9 at Austin’s Capital Factory and UT-Austin, that championed commercial-military innovation and collaboration to the Joint Requirements Oversight Council.As a statutory council to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the JROC
  • Air Force awards first airworthiness approval for human flight in AFWERX Agility Prime electric aircraft program

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFRL) – The U.S. Air Force has awarded the first airworthiness approval for a manned electric aircraft to BETA Technologies, a partner in the AFWERX Agility Prime Program. This enables BETA to begin flying its ALIA aircraft in the Agility Prime program. The airworthiness award from the Air Force is the latest
  • Space Security Challenge 2021: Hack-A-Sat 2 registration opens, qualification round date announced

    ROME, N.Y. (AFRL) – The U.S. Air and Space Forces in collaboration with the security research community opened registration May 4 for the qualification round of the second annual Space Security Challenge: Hack-A-Sat satellite hacking challenge.This virtual competition enables security researchers of all levels to focus their skills and creativity
  • Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force tours AFRL’s 711th Human Performance Wing

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFRL) – Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force, Gen. David W. Allvin visited various Air Force Research Laboratory facilities April 26 to see how the 711th Human Performance Wing is leveraging data and collaboration to enable, enhance, sustain, and restore Airmen and Guardians throughout their career
  • AFRL engineer selected as AIAA Fellow

    Dr. Scott Erwin, who has worked with AFRL in Albuquerque, New Mexico for more than 24 years, is a recent selectee to the Class of 2021 Fellows of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).
  • B.A.T.M.A.N. team’s support of SBIR project increases combat survival potential

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFRL) – The Air Force Research Laboratory’s Battlefield Air Targeting Man-Aided Knowledge team, referred to as B.A.T.M.A.N., lent its effort to the Air and Space Forces’ Small Business Innovation Research program to make a few former Airmen’s dreams come true and potentially deliver a badly needed survival
  • Behind the scenes of AFRL technology deployment—HELWS2

    KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. (AFRL) – Behind the scenes of nearly every military effort is a team of scientists and engineers working to ensure service members are fully equipped to carry out the national defense strategy– and when the Air Force deployed the High Energy Laser Weapons System 2 (HELWS2), their work included long quarantines, travel
  • AFRL successfully completes XQ-58A Valkyrie flight and payload release test

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFRL) – The Air Force Research Laboratory successfully completed the XQ-58A Valkyrie’s sixth flight test and first release from its internal weapons bay, March 26, 2021 at Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona. This test, conducted in partnership with Kratos UAS and Area-I, demonstrated the ability to launch an