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  • AFOSR awards grants to 42 scientists, engineers through Young Investigator Research Program

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The Air Force Office of Scientific Research, part of the Air Force Research Laboratory, today announced it will award approximately $19.2 million in grants to 42 scientists and engineers from 31 research institutions and businesses who submitted winning research proposals through the Air Force's Young Investigator Research Program
  • AFRL, AFSOC launch palletized weapons from cargo plane

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Through a partnership with the Air Force Research Laboratory, the Air Force Special Operations Command successfully released simulated palletized munitions, Jan. 28, 2020, from an MC-130J, a multi-mission, combat, transport and special operations tanker, in three airdrops at Dugway Proving Ground, Utah.This
  • AFRL Aerospace Systems Directorate celebrates 10 year anniversary of X-51A flight

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Aerospace Systems Directorate celebrates the tenth anniversary of the X-51A’s longest supersonic combustion ramjet-powered hypersonic flight, May 26, 2020.The flight, which occurred off the coast of California in 2010, highlighted the increasing capabilities of
  • AFRL quick-response testing aids COVID-19 medical transport

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force Research Laboratory 711th Human Performance Wing Biodynamics team is playing a vital role in the COVID-19 relief effort through testing to enable the safe transport of individuals affected by infectious diseases and biological agents.At the request of Air Mobility Command, the team recently
  • AFRL addresses potential ventilator shortages in tech sprint

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – During a six-day technology sprint, a team of engineers, scientists and medical researchers from the Air Force Research Laboratory explored ways to address a potential shortage of ventilators due to the COVID-19 pandemic.The event, hosted virtually by the Wright Brothers Institute, stemmed from a request made
  • AFRL announces Grand Challenges for biotechnology

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force Research Laboratory announced its three Biotechnology Grand Challenges last month in efforts to spearhead innovation among small businesses for the specific needs of the Department of Defense.These three challenges, which were chosen by AFRL’s team of biotechnology experts, seek advancements in
  • AFRL pushes boundaries in metals printing with new research

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Advancing the state of the art in metals additive manufacturing pushes the boundaries of possibility for aerospace and defense applications.Metal additive manufacturing allows the manufacturing of parts with complex geometries that are otherwise un-manufacturable, producing unique, performance-enhancing
  • After a year of successes, Air Force continues to advance S&T strategy

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – In the spring of 2019, the Air Force released the Air Force Science and Technology Strategy to secure continued technological advantage over rapidly developing state competitors in 2030 and beyond through future technology research and converting new technologies into transformational warfighting concepts.
  • Wright-Patterson to initiate Phase I of Return to Full Capacity plan during week of May 18

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – As state governments around the country begin to allow businesses and other facilities to reopen as the coronavirus pandemic continues, Wright-Patterson personnel will also begin a phased approach to returning to their work centers.Col. Tom Sherman, 88th Air Base Wing and installation commander, announced May
  • AFRL Sensors Directorate employee balances challenges during pandemic

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Tracy Vance, an Air Force Research Lab Sensors Directorate financial operations specialist, goes above and beyond at work and in her personal life, even during unprecedented times.Just as Vance was promoted to her new position as a financial operations specialist in March, COVID-19 forced many to work from