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  • AFRL engineer earns ASME Fellow honor

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Dr. Carl Tilmann, Principal Scientist with the Air Force Research Laboratory Aerospace Systems Directorate, Aerospace Vehicles Division, has been named a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).Designation as an ASME Fellow recognizes “exceptional engineering achievements and
  • AFRL XQ-58A UAV completes second successful flight

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The XQ-58A Valkyrie demonstrator, a low-cost unmanned air vehicle, successfully completed all test objectives during a 71-minute flight on June 11, 2019, at Yuma Proving Grounds, Arizona.     The test marked the second successful flight for the aircraft this year. The inaugural 72-minute flight was recorded
  • Air Force Research Laboratory scientists, engineers to highlight technology advancements at DOD Lab Day

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Scientists and engineers from the Air Force Research Laboratory will highlight technology advancements in 13 different research areas in various stages of maturity during the third biennial Department of Defense Lab Day April 25, 2019, in the Pentagon center courtyard.DOD Lab Day is a showcase event to
  • Skyborg program seeks industry input for artificial intelligence initiative

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force office of Strategic Development Planning and Experimentation at the Air Force Research Laboratory is working on fielding a prototype Autonomous, Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle as an Early Operational Capability as early as 2023.The program is known as Skyborg, and the SDPE office issued what is
  • X-60A hypersonic flight research vehicle program completes critical design review

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force Research Laboratory, Aerospace Systems Directorate, High Speed Systems Division, in partnership with Generation Orbit Launch Services, Inc., is developing the X-60A vehicle. It is an air-dropped liquid rocket specifically designed for hypersonic flight research.   X-60A program completed its
  • Legacy Fleet Drag Reduction Program receives Technical Cooperation Program (TTCP) Team Award at Pentagon ceremony

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Legacy Fleet Drag Reduction Program was awarded the Technical Cooperation Program (TTCP) Team Award on Feb. 6, during a ceremony held at the Pentagon.The Air Force Research Laboratory's Dennis Carter, Senior Aerospace Engineer with the Aerospace Systems Directorate, and other members of his team,
  • AFRL Aerospace Systems Directorate recognizes its members' exceptional accomplishments

    DAYTON, Ohio – The Air Force Research Laboratory Aerospace Systems Directorate hosted the directorate’s 7th annual awards luncheon Jan. 24 at the Schuster Center in Dayton to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of their members.The theme of the event was “Da Vinci: Support & Innovation through the Ages.”“Da Vinci challenged innovators to
  • AFRL-developed Electrical Systems Tester supports B-52 depot maintenance

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — A cooperative research effort between the Air Force Research Laboratory, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center and the Air Force Sustainment Center has led to the development of a next-generation electrical systems tester that will support B-52 depot maintenance and increase flight safety. An electrical
  • AFRL engineer to receive 2019 BEYA STEM Global Competitiveness Conference Award

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – An Air Force Research Laboratory senior systems engineer who has performed combat systems’ engineering, technology integration, and program management as a federal civil servant for the Air Force for eight years, following 30 years of flight operations as a military officer has been selected to receive one of
  • AFRL Fellows and Early Career Award recipients honored at awards banquet

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force is stimulating new thinking about future ways of warfighting and the answers to some of the most complex challenges are being provided by scientists and engineers from across AFRL.However, after 17 years of global conflict against other than near-peer adversaries, we are emerging from a period
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