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  • 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
  • Commander’s Challenge active shooter technology licensed by new small business

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, OHIO – A recently signed Air Force Research Laboratory patent licensing agreement is set to commercialize an active shooter alert system developed by the Air Force. The AFRL Sensors Directorate signed a patent license agreement with the newly incorporated Protective Innovations. The company, soon to be headquartered
  • Security trainers sharpen defenders’ responsive edge

    DAYTON, Ohio –  Active shooter incidents in the United States saw the highest two-year averages in the past 16 years between 2014 and 2015, according to a 2016 report by the FBI.  Fatal shootings at Fort Hood, Fort Bragg, Washington Navy Yard and installations in Tennessee highlight that military bases aren’t immune to the violence. And, if it
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