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  • 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

  • AFWERX AFVentures enhances SBIR/STTR program to increase tech transition

    AFWERX AFVentures began the new fiscal year with multiple enhancements to the Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer, or SBIR/STTR, Program after Congress reauthorized the program, Sept. 30, 2022. These improvements aim to further encourage domestic small businesses to

  • AFWERX releases Autonomy Prime RFI

    The Department of the Air Force’s innovative engine, AFWERX, announced the release of its Autonomy Prime Request for Information, or RFI, Sept. 9, 2022. AFWERX will formally begin industry-facing research as it prepares to launch a new “Prime” program focused on the collaborative development of

  • Air Force selects future aircrew helmet

    The Air Force selected LIFT Airborne Technologies in April to continue with prototype development of a new helmet for Air Force fixed-wing aircrew. Air Combat Command initiated the search for a next-generation helmet to address issues with long-term neck and back injuries, optimize aircraft

  • AFWERX attends AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2022 convention

    AFWERX representatives from all divisions attended the Association for Uncrewed Vehicles Systems International (AUVSI) XPONENTIAL 2022, an advanced air mobility convention in Orlando, Florida, April 25-28 with an estimated 6,500 attendees.

  • AFVentures opens opportunity window for STRATFI/TACFI program

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFRL) – AFWERX AFVentures has issued a notice of opportunity for its Strategic Funding Increase (STRATFI) and Tactical Funding Increase (TACFI) programs. This opportunity, open until June 30, 2022, gives Department of the Air Force (DAF) SBIR/STTR companies