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  • Directed Energy leader recaps time in AFRL, looks ahead to Space position

    Dr. Kelly Hammett, who has led the Air Force Research Laboratory Directed Energy Directorate for the past six years, departed AFRL June 6 for his new assignment as director of the Space Rapid Capabilities Office (SpRCO), both located on Kirtland AFB. “I will miss bragging on the Directed Energy

  • AFRL holds directed energy/kinetic energy wargaming experiment

    KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. (AFRL) - The Air Force Research Laboratory’s Directed Energy Directorate hosted a collaborative wargame with its sister AFRL unit, the Munitions Directorate, at Kirtland AFB, Jan. 24-28, 2022. The Directed Energy and Kinetic Energy Directed Energy Utility Concept

  • AFRL detects moon around asteroid with smallest telescope yet

    KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. (AFRL) - On November 29, 2021, an Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Starfire Optical Range (SOR)* telescope on Kirtland Air Force Base near Albuquerque, New Mexico, recorded an image of asteroid (22) Kalliope, and its natural satellite Linus. A confirming image was

  • AFRL donates laser optics equipment to UNM

    KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. (AFRL) – The Air Force Research Laboratory donated optics experiment materials, valued at $1 million to the University of New Mexico (UNM) to provide a state-of-the-art learning experience for graduate students.The laser equipment will be used in the Experimental Optics

  • AFRL Kirtland researchers win prized awards

    KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. (AFRL) – Air Force Research Laboratory commander Maj. Gen. Heather Pringle held a virtual ceremony October 25 from AFRL headquarters at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio to recognize the AFRL Fellows and AFRL Science and Engineering Early Career Awards winners for 2021. The

  • 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

  • Senator Martin Heinrich visits AFRL- advanced solar power initiatives

    Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM) visited the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Space Solar Power Incremental Demonstrations and Research (SSPIDR) project, to learn more about the program designed to collect solar power from space and beam it to the ground for a reliable, alternative source of energy.