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  • Air Force awards first airworthiness approval for human flight in electric aircraft program

    The U.S. Air Force has awarded the first airworthiness approval for a manned electric aircraft to BETA Technologies, a partner in the AFWERX Agility Prime program.
  • Space Security Challenge 2021: Hack-A-Sat 2 registration opens

    The U.S. Air and Space Forces in collaboration with the security research community opened registration May 4 for the qualification round of the second annual Space Security Challenge: Hack-A-Sat satellite hacking challenge.
  • VCSAF tours AFRL’s 711th Human Performance Wing

    Gen. Allvin received a full day of briefings and demonstrations by the 711th HPW’s Airman Systems Directorate and U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine, including demonstrations of large-scale laboratory devices used to analyze and monitor human performance.
  • BATMAN team’s support of SBIR project increases combat survival potential

    The Air Force Research Laboratory’s Battlefield Air Targeting Man-Aided Knowledge team, referred to as BATMAN, lent its effort to the Air and Space Forces’ Small Business Innovation Research program to make a few former Airmen’s dreams come true and potentially deliver a needed survival radio charger to the warfighter.
  • AFRL successfully completes XQ-58A Valkyrie flight and payload release test

    This test, conducted in partnership with Kratos Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) and Area-I, demonstrated the ability to launch an ALTIUS-600 small, unmanned aircraft system, or SUAS, from the internal weapons bay of the XQ-58A.
  • DAF seeks to modernize energy infrastructure through energy campaigns

    To address these challenges, the Air Force Warfighting Integration Capability, or AFWIC, [now AF Futures] Disruptive Technology Team, in partnership with AFWERX, launched the Reimagining Energy for the DoD Challenge Sept. 2, 2020. The Energy Challenge, an open crowdsourcing initiative, sought solutions to innovatively shape the future of resilient energy production, transmission, use and storage, thereby reducing demand and reliance on fossil fuels, while modernizing the energy infrastructure.
  • AFVentures releases annual report, details efforts to expand defense industrial base, fight COVID-19

    AFVentures, the Department of the Air Force’s commercial investment group, has released its fiscal year 2020 annual report.
  • AFWERX crowns 2021 Spark Tank winner

    The Spark Tank event allows Airmen to offer improvements and solutions to the problems they face in everyday operations.
  • AFRL exchange officer leads international space collaboration

    Through the Department of Defense Engineer and Scientist Exchange Program, Capt. Jacob Singleton has been working with the Space Program at the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, known as Dstl, for the U.K. Ministry of Defence since 2019.
  • AFRL 'x-ray vision' tool to reduce costs, time for 3D part qualification

    The Air Force Research Laboratory, in partnership with the Materials Solutions Network at the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source of Cornell University, has developed a tool that can look directly inside of and instantaneously inspect the structure of composite components while they are being manufactured. This new technology uses a combination of phase contrast imaging and micro-beam scanning to produce real-time X-ray scattering images of the component during and post production. The process is expected to save the Air Force millions of dollars in qualification and certification of composite parts used in advanced unmanned aerial vehicles and satellite systems.
  • Army partners with Air Force’s THOR for base defense

    THOR is a prototype directed energy weapon used to disable the electronics in drones, and specifically engineered to counter multiple targets – such as a drone swarm – with rapid results. The technology is housed in a 20-foot-long shipping container that can be stowed in a military cargo plane and assembled by just two people.
  • FYSA: Quantum Possibilities

    FYSA: Quantum Possibilities. For your situational awareness, harnessing the power of quantum will advance technologies that impact the warfighting domain in revolutionary and unprecedented ways. Step into the minds of prominent scientists from the Air Force Research Laboratory in Rome, New York, as they paint a picture of quantum's possibilities and how the Air Force is accelerating it into reality.
  • AFOSR advances science of wound-healing technology

    Dr. Indika Rajapakse, associate professor of Computational Medicine & Bioinformatics and associate professor of Mathematics at the University of Michigan, is researching ways to reprogram a person’s own cells to heal wounds faster.
  • Former AFRL engineer earns 2021 Most Promising Engineer in Government award

    First Lt. Samuel Nyamekye, a former Air Force Research Laboratory Aerospace Systems Directorate Airman, was recently named the 2021 Most Promising Engineer in Government in advance of the 35th Annual 2021 Black Engineer of the Year STEM Conference.
  • AFRL demonstrates first collaborative weapon technologies

    A team from the Air Force Test Center flew an F-16 Fighting Falcon and released two Collaborative Small Diameter Bombs, which are Small Diameter Bombs that have been modified with a collaborative autonomy payload. The CSDBs quickly established communication with each other and their seekers detected a GPS jammer.
  • Newly-acquired AFRL test aircraft to aid personnel recovery research

    The CubCrafters XCub aircraft was ferried from Yakima, Washington, to Lewis A. Jackson Regional Airport near Dayton, on its journey to the Air Force Research Laboratory 711th Human Performance Wing’s contracted research flight test organization facility, Dec. 21.
  • AFOSR awards 17 quantum research grants

    The Air Force Research Laboratory’s Air Force Office of Scientific Research recently awarded 17 quantum information science grants, with a focus on basic research, to scientists and engineers at institutions around the globe. These awards were fast-tracked following a three-day virtual pitch competition held during the Million Dollar International Quantum U Tech Accelerator.
  • Around the Air Force: Fitness Assessment Changes, AFWERX Accelerate Event and DoD Housing surveys

    This week’s look around the Air Force highlights changes to the Air Force Fitness Assessment timeline along with the removal of the waist measurement requirement, the continuing innovation of AFWERX, and explains the annual Defense Department housing surveys are now available. (Produced by Staff Sgt. Eric Mann)
  • AFLCMC awards contract for Skyborg prototypes

    The aim of the Skyborg Vanguard program is to integrate autonomous attritable UAV technology with open missions systems to enable manned-unmanned teaming.
  • SpaceWERX launch announced during AFWERX Accelerate

    AFWERX kicked-off its inaugural Accelerate event Dec. 7 with an exciting announcement on the formation of SpaceWERX, a new entity that will focus on technologies for the United States Space Force.
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