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  • Department of Defense and NextFlex sign new cooperative agreement

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force Research Laboratory and NextFlex recently settled on a seven-year funding agreement worth up to $154 million that includes funding from the Office of the Secretary of Defense’s Manufacturing Technology program.The agreement focuses on defense manufacturing requirements to sustain NextFlex’s
  • 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 holds Biotech Days

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - Biotechnology is a broad term that refers to the use of livings systems or mimicking biological processes to make useful materials, chemical, biosensors, and  presents opportunities for defense innovation in a number of domains, including specialty materials manufacturing, novel sensors, warfighter
  • Air Force researchers developing wearable agent detector to improve aircraft maintainer safety

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - When faced with eminent danger, no one has to think twice about what to do next. Get away from it! But what if you are in a confined space and maybe not even aware of the danger? That’s a very real possibility faced daily by maintenance technicians every time they go to work inside an aircraft’s fuel
  • Air Force announces Vanguard PEOs

    The Air Force recently announced the Vanguard Program as part of its transformational science and technology portfolio identified in the 2030 strategy for the next decade. Vanguard programs will rapidly advance emerging weapon systems and warfighting concepts through prototyping and experimentation. With these programs, the Air Force aims to
  • AFRL guest speaker presents a practical view of artificial intelligence

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Fear of the unknown can often cripple rational thinking. And one such unknown today is artificial intelligence. Is it right to be afraid of AI? Or is this just an irrational fear of the unknown?To make artificial intelligence more understandable to its workforce, the Air Force Research Laboratory's Materials
  • AFRL team selected for Innovation award, door locks to protect from active shooter

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – A team of Air Force Research Laboratory scientists and engineers has been selected for a 2019 Defense Innovation Award for its portable door lock technology, a set of solutions designed to secure or barricade most door styles in the event of an active shooter situation.Members of this team, all with AFRL’s
  • AFRL aerodynamics expert honored with Presidential Early Career award

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Dr. Daniel Garmann of the Air Force Research Laboratory Aerospace Systems Directorate was honored with the prestigious Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers at a July 25 ceremony in Washington, D.C.Garmann, a senior research aerospace engineer, is an expert in the modeling, simulation,
  • AFRL achieves record-setting hypersonic ground test milestone

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – An Air Force Research Laboratory and Air Force Test Center ground test team set a record for the highest thrust produced by an air-breathing hypersonic engine in Air Force history.“AFRL, in conjunction with Arnold Engineering Development Complex and Northrop Grumman, achieved over 13,000 pounds of thrust from
  • Cooley discusses ‘Lab Life’ on AFRL podcast

    Major General William Cooley, commander of the Air Force Research Laboratory, is the featured guest on AFRL’s podcast, “Lab Life,” available July 10. Lab Life brings listeners behind the scenes with Air Force scientists, engineers and professionals who are developing tomorrow’s technologies today.
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