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  • 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
  • U.S. Air Force Designates GO1 Hypersonic Flight Research Vehicle as X-60A

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force has designated the GOLauncher1 (GO1) hypersonic flight research vehicle as X-60A. The vehicle is being developed by Generation Orbit Launch Services, Inc. under contract to the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Aerospace Systems Directorate, High Speed Systems Division.It is an air-dropped
  • AFRL researchers answer AFWERX Fusion Challenge

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Nine teams of scientists and engineers from the Air Force Research Laboratory joined other top innovators and creative minds from around the country at the AFWERX Fusion Xperience, June 20-21 in Las Vegas, Nevada to highlight technology ideas designed to identify innovative solutions to enhance Air Force
  • AFRL signs first of its kind software license with Pratt & Whitney

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) has executed a software license agreement for FEMORPH modeling and simulation software with licensee Pratt & Whitney and United Technologies Corporation (UTC).AFRL is the first Department of Defense agency to utilize the software licensing authority established under
  • Air Force looking to additive manufacturing to expand hypersonic flight capabilities

    ARNOLD AIR FORCE BASE, Tenn. – The Air Force is testing materials produced through ceramic additive manufacturing to advance their potential future use in hypersonic flight vehicles. Scientists with the Air Force Research Laboratory Aerospace Systems Directorate recently entered into a Cooperative Research and Development – Material Transfer
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