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  • AFWERX Challenge rapidly brings solutions to the warfighter

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFRL) – As the innovation arm of the Department of the Air Force, AFWERX finds creative ways to bring cutting-edge American ingenuity from small businesses and start-ups to the battlefield. One of those methods is the AFWERX Challenge, a fast and efficient way

  • AFWERX Year in Review 2023

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - 2023 was a historic year for AFWERX, the innovation arm of the Department of the Air Force and a directorate within Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. AFWERX brings cutting edge American ingenuity from small businesses and

  • AFWERX Spark, DOD partners train Airmen to pitch ideas with confidence

    MORAINE, Ohio – AFWERX Spark and other Department of the Air Force innovators gathered Nov. 14-16 in Moraine, Ohio, to create a curriculum for teaching Airmen and Guardians who want to effectively pitch innovative ideas to high-ranking military officers and civilians. The three-day event took place

  • AFWERX accepting applications for spring 2024 fellowship

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFRL) – AFWERX, the innovation arm of the Department of the Air Force and a directorate within the Air Force Research Laboratory, or AFRL, is accepting applications for its upcoming spring Traditional Fellowship Program through Jan. 5.   “I would definitely

  • Electric Alia begins flight testing at Eglin

    The goal of this first test was to examine battery usage over certain distances with specific power configurations as well as the ground logistics of executing back-to-back flights with an electric aircraft.

  • BETA’s ALIA electric aircraft arrives at Eglin Air Force Base for testing

    EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AFRL) – AFWERX Airmen and several local media outlets gathered at Duke Field on Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, to witness one of the quietest Air Force aircraft flyovers ever. BETA Technologies, an electric aerospace company and AFWERX Prime division partner, made several