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  • AFRL creates safer-than-steel synthetic winch cable for cargo aircraft

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The C-17 Globemaster III aircraft fleet currently uses winch cables made of steel to pull pallets, vehicles and other items onto the aircraft from the ground via the aft ramp.The current steel cable experiences dangerous snapback upon breakage, which can

  • AFRL senior scientist elected to National Academy

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Dr. Richard Vaia of the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Materials and Manufacturing Directorate was recently elected a member to the National Academy of Engineering. Appointment to the NAE is among the highest professional distinctions bestowed upon an

  • AFRL engineer honored as AIAA Fellow

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Air Force Research Laboratory aerospace engineer Dr. Campbell Carter was recently named a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics for his distinguished career in the study of high-speed propulsion.An internationally recognized expert,

  • AFRL Aerospace Systems Directorate luncheon honors annual awardees

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio  – The Air Force Research Laboratory Aerospace Systems Directorate honored its top performers at the 8th Annual Awards Luncheon, Jan. 30, 2020, at the Schuster Performing Arts Center in Dayton, Ohio.Master of Ceremonies Miguel Maldonado kicked off the event,

  • AFRL XQ-58A Valkyrie expands flight envelope in fourth test

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force Research Laboratory, along with partner Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc., completed the successful fourth flight test of the XQ-58A Valkyrie low-cost unmanned air vehicle demonstrator Jan. 23, 2020, at Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona.During

  • AFRL Materials and Manufacturing Directorate celebrates annual awards winners

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force Research Laboratory’s Materials and Manufacturing Directorate recently held their 67th Annual Awards Luncheon at the Hope Hotel and Richard C. Holbrooke Conference Center to honor top achievers.More than 100 finalists and awardees were honored at

  • Ohio State futurist visits Air Force Research Lab

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — An unusual guest speaker recently challenged researchers and administrators at the Air Force Research Lab to think about artificial intelligence and machine learning and how they will change the home and workplace as well as institutions of higher