Tag Archives: Air Force Research Laboratory

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Dr. Jeffrey Calcaterra dreamed of becoming an aerospace engineer at the young age of 13. Now, he’s the newest inductee into the Air Force Safety Hall of Fame.
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An artist's concept of the Air Force Research Laboratory/Boeing X-51A during flight. The X-51 WaveRider is an unmanned research scramjet for hypersonic flight. The X-51 program was a cooperative effort by the Air Force, the Defense Advanced Research Agency, NASA, Boeing and Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne. The program was managed by the Aerospace Systems Directorate in the Air Force Research Laboratory. X-51 technology will be used in the AFRL's high-speed strike weapon, a Mach 5-plus missile that's scheduled to enter service in the mid-2020s. (Photo Credit: Air Force Research Laboratory graphic)

World-class scientists and engineers at military laboratories have been creating cutting-edge technologies for warfighters for nearly 100 years.

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Meet Dr. Andrew Guenthner, Principal Chemical Engineer and Applied Materials Group Lead in the Propellants Branch at the Air Force Research Laboratory, Aerospace Systems Directorate, at Edwards AFB, CA.
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Advanced layered sensing, command and control and cyber technologies are anticipated to be important contributors to future Air Force capabilities. Air Force officials are rejuvenating the Strategic Development Planning process to deliver the multi-domain solutions needed to fly, fight and win in 2030 and beyond. (U.S. Air Force graphic)

To help the Air Force define and develop future capabilities, USAF Materiel Command is standing up a multi-disciplinary team at the Air Force Research Laboratory.

Advanced layered sensing, command and control and cyber technologies are anticipated to be important contributors to future Air Force capabilities. Air Force officials are rejuvenating the Strategic Development Planning process to deliver the multi-domain solutions needed to fly, fight and win in 2030 and beyond. (U.S. Air Force graphic)
Advanced layered sensing, command and control and cyber technologies are anticipated to be important contributors to future Air Force capabilities. Air Force officials are rejuvenating the Strategic Development Planning process to deliver the multi-domain solutions needed to fly, fight and win in 2030 and beyond. (U.S. Air Force graphic)

Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski, AFMC commander, said it is a key component of a new Air Force Strategic Development Planning effort. Its focus is future multi-domain capabilities needed, in part, to support the Third Offset Strategy.

The general first briefed Air Force and aerospace industry representatives on the concept in late February during the Air Force Association Air Warfare Symposium in Orlando, Fla.


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nGimat nanopowder technician Sam Smith transfers precursor solution during development of Yttrium Aluminum Garnet powder. Courtesy photo

The Air Force Research Laboratory is funding the development of amplified lasers, leading to near instantaneous target engagement, an extremely low-cost per shot.
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The newly-established Flexible Hybrid Electronics Manufacturing Innovation Institute will help enable a new class of stretchable, conformal devices that can add greater utility to existing products and make possible new tools and technologies. (U.S. Air Force photo/James Deneault)

AFRL is paving the way for a new class of innovative military & commercial tools through the establishment of the Flexible Hybrid Electronics Manufacturing Innovation Institute.
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PROOF Research Advanced Concepts Division engineers lay up a polyimide composite part  Applications for these materials exist on the F135 and F110 engines; B-2, F-117 and F-22 aircraft; missile structures; and sixth-generation engines.  (Courtesy photos)

Developing better, faster, stronger, and more sustainable aircraft requires the discovery and successful manufacturing of advanced, high-temperature materials.
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Pentagon hosts DoD Lab Day

DoD Lab Day showcased the best of the military’s science and technology developments. We’re highlighting a few today.
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