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  • AFRL quantum expert makes groundbreaking advances coinciding with his retirement

    KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. (AFRL) – “The first country to harness the power of quantum networking will achieve technological supremacy,” said Dr. Mark Gruneisen, Air Force Research Laboratory senior research physicist and quantum expert. Gruneisen is the Principle Investigator for Quantum Communications at the AFRL Directed Energy Directorate’s
  • AFRL's Starfire Optical Range holds transfer of leadership ceremony

    KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. (AFRL) – The Air Force Research Laboratory Directed Energy Directorate’s Space Electro-Optics Division held a transfer of leadership ceremony here July16. In an outdoor setting at the Terry S. Duncan Space Technology and Research Laboratory, with the division’s Starfire Optical Range telescopes in the background, Lt.
  • AFRL hosts STEM Signing Day for local high school students

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFRL) – The Air Force Research Laboratory Aerospace Systems Directorate celebrated Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Signing Day for approximately 40 local students, July 30, during a virtual event. Students from the greater Dayton area that attended AFRL summer internship programs were recognized for
  • AFRL surgeon, principal author on COVID-19 olfactory research

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Col. (Dr.) Michael Xydakis, an otolaryngologist in the Air Force Research Laboratory, along with a multidisciplinary team of world-renown medical experts, authored an article titled "Post-viral effects of COVID-19 in the olfactory system and their implications" published July 30 in The Lancet Neurology. The
  • AFRL’s drone killer, THOR will welcome new drone “hammer”

    KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. (AFRL) – The Air Force Research Laboratory’s Directed Energy Directorate is seeking partners to build a new counter electronics weapon system, to defend against the ever increasing threat of adversarial drone activity. Building upon the success of the Tactical High-Power Operational Responder (THOR) technology
  • AFRL Munitions Directorate welcomes new director

    EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AFRL) – The Air Force Research Laboratory Munitions Directorate welcomed its new director during a change of command ceremony here July 13. AFRL Commander, Maj. Gen. Heather Pringle, passed the directorate flag to the directorate’s new leader, Col. Woodrow “Tony” Meeks. The directorate also bid farewell to Col. Garry
  • AFRL’s 711th Human Performance Wing welcomes new commander

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFRL) – Brig. Gen. (Dr.) John Andrus assumed command of the Air Force Research Laboratory’s 711th Human Performance Wing during a hybrid ceremony July 19, 2021, at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force here, and streamed virtually. Andrus took the reins from Darrell Phillipson, who served as the wing’s
  • Air Force awards airworthiness approval to Kitty Hawk through AFWERX Agility Prime electric aircraft program

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFRL) – AFWERX Agility Prime partner Kitty Hawk has been awarded an airworthiness approval by the U.S. Air Force. With this award, the Heaviside aircraft is able to enter its next phase of flight testing under Air Force direction.These flight tests aim to explore the unique attributes of the eVTOL (electric
  • Air Force Research Laboratory invites new science, technology ideas through Air Force and Space Force Tech Connect

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFRL) – Everybody has ideas. Many people have had an idea for a new product or technology only to have it dismissed or neglected. Sometimes we later find that others had the same idea, but were able to get it in front of the right people, resulting in their product on the market, not ours.Ideas are relatively