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  • AFRL engineer to participate in NAE's 2020 U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio –  A high-performing Air Force Research Laboratory engineer will represent the lab at the National Academy of Engineering’s (NAE) 26th annual U.S. Frontiers of Engineering (USFOE) symposium.Eighty-five of the nation’s sharpest early-career engineers from industry, academia and government were nominated by
  • 416th FLTS, AFRL tests “Gray Wolf” prototype cruise missile

    The 416th Flight Test Squadron recently completed a round of tests of the Air Force Research Laboratory’s “Gray Wolf” prototype cruise missile at Edwards Air Force Base, California.
  • Air Force surgeon general talks about COVID-19, innovation, leadership

    Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg, U.S. Air Force surgeon general, accompanied by Chief Master Sgt. Dawn Kolczynski, Air Force Surgeon General chief of medical operations, toured and learned about the Transport Isolation System aboard a C-17 Globemaster III, June 26.
  • Department of Defense, NextFlex sign new cooperative agreement

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force Research Laboratory and NextFlex recently settled on a seven-year funding agreement worth up to $154 million that includes funding from the Office of the Secretary of Defense’s Manufacturing Technology program.The agreement focuses on defense manufacturing requirements to sustain NextFlex’s
  • Datalinks flight helps test mobile health monitor

    Battlefield Assisted Trauma Distributed Observation Kit connects to a variety of medical sensors that measures a patient’s vital signs such as heart and respiratory rates as well as blood oxygen saturation.
  • AFRL quick-response testing aids COVID-19 medical transport

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force Research Laboratory 711th Human Performance Wing Biodynamics team is playing a vital role in the COVID-19 relief effort through testing to enable the safe transport of individuals affected by infectious diseases and biological agents.At the request of Air Mobility Command, the team recently
  • AFRL adapts PJ tactics for COVID-19 monitoring

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force Research Laboratory is leveraging tactics from the Air Force pararescue (PJ) community, employing a new tool that can monitor multiple patients’ vital signs, helping to alleviate the lean doctor-to-patient ratio that many medical facilities are facing amidst COVID-19.“One of the struggles
  • ET-CTF completes new test bed flight tests

    The Emerging Technology Combined Test Force successfully completed flight tests on its newest autonomous aircraft test bed last month at Edwards Air Force Base, California. The flight tests are in support of the Skyborg project with the goal to ultimately provide an autonomous software testing package.
  • Air Force expedites N95 mask production contract awards

    The Department’s Air Force Research Lab DPA Title 3 Executive Program Office, in coordination with the Office of the Secretary of Defense Office for Industrial Policy and Department of the Air Force’s Acquisition COVID-19 Task Force, or DAF-ACT, finalized contracts within five days of White House Task Force approval.
  • AFRL holds Biotech Days

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - Researchers at the Air Force Research Laboratory are using biotechnology solutions to address Air Force problems. Synthetic biology is being explored as a way to make novel chemical and materials, insect-inspired solutions are creating new ways to engineer remote navigation systems and other biotechnology
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