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  • AFRL technology aids operators during Afghanistan evacuation

    Engineers from the Air Force Research Laboratory, or AFRL, refined a fielded tool called the Tactical Awareness Kit, or TAK, to aid operators in the fall 2021 Afghanistan evacuation. The kit has also been adapted to fit the missions of local, state and federal agencies in fighting wildfires and

  • AFRL conducts first flight experiments for communications in terahertz band

    Air Force Research Laboratory, or AFRL, researchers successfully conducted flight experiments Dec. 2- 6, 2022, in Rome, New York to prove the viability of communications at radio frequencies above 300 gigahertz, or GHz, known in research communities as terahertz, or THz, band. Over three days of

  • Hack-A-Sat competition highlights on-orbit hacking

    The Department of the Air Force, or DAF, in collaboration with the Air Force Research Laboratory, or AFRL, and Space Systems Command, opened registration Feb. 22, 2023, for the qualification round of the fourth annual “Hack-A-Sat” competition, the world’s first satellite hacking contest hosted for

  • AFRL infrastructure projects boost readiness, security

    While the Air Force Research Laboratory, or AFRL, is notable for developments inside the lab, a series of projects at AFRL sites across the U.S. is modernizing infrastructure and strengthening science and technology capabilities for national defense. These projects include new rocket fabrication

  • US, UK partnership demonstrates artificial intelligence technology

    For the first time, the U.S.’s Air Force Research Laboratory, or AFRL, in partnership with the U.K.’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, or Dstl, demonstrated state-of-the-art artificial intelligence, or AI, technology at two major back-to-back military exercises.

  • AFRL Guardian software team reports busy year

    When disaster strikes in the world, chaos can ensue, but Air Force Research Laboratory, or AFRL, scientists are working on software applications that provide clear situational awareness to help response teams bring calm to the chaos.

  • Connecting warfighters at the edge with a RIPL  

    The Air Force Research Laboratory, or AFRL, demonstrated its robust information provisioning layer, or RIPL, a cybersecurity tool that securely manages information across a network like ripples in the water, Sept. 8, 2022, at the Stockbridge Experimental Facility, a 300-acre site southwest of Rome,

  • 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