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AFRL Commander’s Challenge kicks off; 2 teams entrusted to deliver low-cost solutions by year’s end

A group of 2024 Air Force Research Laboratory, or AFRL, Commander’s Challenge competitors from Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., and Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., gather for a team photo at a kickoff event held at the Wright Brothers Institute in Dayton, Ohio, May 17, 2024. The seven competitors and their three mentors, representing AFRL’s Directed Energy and Munitions directorates, answered AFRL Commander Maj. Gen. Scott A. Cain’s March 2024 call for contenders in this year’s competition. With just six months and a $75,000 budget, the Eglin-Kirtland team will develop and deliver low-cost solutions to counter slow-moving, high-altitude aerial targets. They will face off with a Wright-Patterson Air Force Base-based team in a final competition in December, where they will demonstrate and test their proposed solutions before a panel of judges. (U.S. Air Force photo / Gail L. Forbes)

PHOTO BY: Gail L. Forbes
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iPhone 14

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iPhone 14 back dual wide camera 1.54mm f/2.4

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12/5

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1/60

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800

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AFRL Commander’s Challenge kicks off; 2 teams entrusted to deliver low-cost solutions by year’s end

A group of 2024 Air Force Research Laboratory, or AFRL, Commander’s Challenge competitors from Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., and Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., gather for a team photo at a kickoff event held at the Wright Brothers Institute in Dayton, Ohio, May 17, 2024. The seven competitors and their three mentors, representing AFRL’s Directed Energy and Munitions directorates, answered AFRL Commander Maj. Gen. Scott A. Cain’s March 2024 call for contenders in this year’s competition. With just six months and a $75,000 budget, the Eglin-Kirtland team will develop and deliver low-cost solutions to counter slow-moving, high-altitude aerial targets. They will face off with a Wright-Patterson Air Force Base-based team in a final competition in December, where they will demonstrate and test their proposed solutions before a panel of judges. (U.S. Air Force photo / Gail L. Forbes)

PHOTO BY: Gail L. Forbes
VIRIN: 240517-F-JC276-1201.JPG
FULL SIZE: 1.6 MB
Additional Details

CAMERA

iPhone 14

LENS

iPhone 14 back dual wide camera 1.54mm f/2.4

APERTURE

12/5

SHUTTERSPEED

1/60

ISO

800

IMAGE IS PUBLIC DOMAIN

Read More

This photograph is considered public domain and has been cleared for release. If you would like to republish please give the photographer appropriate credit. Further, any commercial or non-commercial use of this photograph or any other DoD image must be made in compliance with guidance found at https://www.dimoc.mil/resources/limitations, which pertains to intellectual property restrictions (e.g., copyright and trademark, including the use of official emblems, insignia, names and slogans), warnings regarding use of images of identifiable personnel, appearance of endorsement, and related matters.