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  • 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
  • Unique chamber brings real-world corrosion test capabilities to AFRL

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Aircraft corrosion is a multi-faceted issue that requires more than a simple, one-dimensional approach. To enable Air Force Research Laboratory personnel to arrive at a complete picture and find out how to best protect valuable military assets, a unique solution was required.Enter the Accelerated
  • KC-46 completes flight testing required for October first aircraft delivery

    The KC-46 Pegasus program achieved an important milestone July 6, 2018, at Boeing Field, Seattle, with completion of the final flight tests required for first aircraft delivery planned in late October.
  • AFRL facility brings new capabilities for rain erosion testing

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Thanks to an impressive set of upgrades and a team of AFRL experts, a new and unique laboratory capability is filling a much-needed role in materials durability testing for the military and beyond.The Materials and Manufacturing Directorate’s Supersonic Rain Erosion Test Facility, or SuRE for short, answers a
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