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  • New diagnostic system to validate high-power laser weapon performance

    The Air Force Research Laboratory, or AFRL’s, Directed Energy Directorate, completed the build of its new Government Radiometrically-Accurate Instrument for Laser Evaluation Version II, or GRAILE-II, system Jan. 18, 2024. The diagnostic system will be used to validate the performance of the

  • AFRL showcases workforce talent, ingenuity, passion at 2023 Inspire event

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFRL) – The Air Force Research Laboratory, or AFRL, showcased a sampling of some of its best and brightest minds at the seventh iteration of its recurring AFRL Inspire event, held at the Air Force Institute of Technology’s Kenney Hall Oct. 26, 2023. This year’s

  • AFRL recognizes 2023 New Mexico Excellence in STEM at annual awards event

    Teachers, students, businesses and volunteers were recognized as winners at the 2023 New Mexico Excellence in STEM Awards, or STEMYS, an event hosted by the Air Force Research Laboratory’s, or AFRL, Tech Engagement Office in June. The annual awards honor individuals and organizations in New Mexico

  • AFRL celebrates research for nation’s defense

    The Air Force Research Laboratory, or AFRL, at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, held ceremonies Feb. 8-9, 2023, to recognize its 2022 annual award recipients and nominees for the Space Vehicles Directorate and Directed Energy Directorate.

  • AFRL celebrates new high-powered microwave laboratory

    The Air Force Research Laboratory, or AFRL, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony, Dec. 7, 2022, for the opening of the new High-Power Electromagnetic, or HPEM, Effects and Modeling Facility, a 12,000-square-foot, $6 million project.

  • AFRL joins New Mexico national labs in postdoc speech competition

    The Air Force Research Laboratory, or AFRL, collaborated with Sandia National Laboratories, Los Alamos National Laboratory and the New Mexico Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research, to conduct a postdoctoral, or postdoc, Ted Talk-style speech competition called the Rio Grande Research

  • 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