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  • Air Force contracting process enhanced with new hybrid Funding Opportunity Announcement

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force Research Laboratory, serving as Department of Defense Executive Agent Program Office of the Defense Production Act Title III Program, has issued a hybrid Funding Opportunity Announcement that will provide extensive flexibility to efficiently award production technology projects to strengthen
  • AFRL supports Thunderbirds with aerospace technology

    DAYTON, Ohio – The United States Air Force Thunderbirds delivered an awe-inspiring performance at the Vectren Dayton Air Show June 22-23, captivating young and old alike with  jaw-dropping aerial maneuvers and impressive feats of skill. While these daring pilots and their impressive aircraft are the stars of the show, Air Force Research Laboratory
  • Cooley discusses ‘Lab Life’ on AFRL podcast

    Major General William Cooley, commander of the Air Force Research Laboratory, is the featured guest on AFRL’s podcast, “Lab Life,” available July 10. Lab Life brings listeners behind the scenes with Air Force scientists, engineers and professionals who are developing tomorrow’s technologies today.
  • Rapid acquisition leads to rapid success for Air Force small business partner

    Rapid success in contracting has earned Air Force representatives an invite to the opening of the Nasdaq Stock Market July 3 in New York City.
  • AFRL puts new technologies into space aboard world’s most powerful launch vehicle

    The rocket carried 24 experimental satellites into space, including the Green Propellant Infusion Mission spacecraft, which enables the first ever on-orbit demonstration of the AFRL developed Advanced Spacecraft Energetic Non-toxic Propellant.
  • AFRL’s metals experts receive STAR Team Award

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Four members from the Metals Branch at the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, were designated as an Air Force Office of Scientific Research STAR Team for the years 2019-2021. AFOSR acknowledges researchers who have demonstrated world class scientific or engineering
  • AFRL produces lighter, thinner transparent armor

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Transparent aluminum, a technology first suggested in the science fiction film “Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home,” is now a reality.With a growing need in the Department of Defense for transparent armor for personnel protection and infrared windows for reconnaissance applications, the Air Force Research
  • VKF Wind Tunnel D officially returns to service as an AFRL research facility

    A multiyear, multimillion dollar effort has led to the successful reactivation of von Kármán Gas Dynamics Facility (VKF) Wind Tunnel D at Arnold Air Force Base, officially ending a period of dormancy for the tunnel that exceeded its original run.Tunnel D is operated, managed and scheduled by members of the Air Force Research Laboratory High Speed
  • AFRL student challenges inspire innovation

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Teams of emerging scientists and engineers are developing solutions to some of the Air Force’s most challenging problems, thanks to an Air Force Research Laboratory competition that harnesses the talents of students and cadets from throughout the country.The AFRL University and Service Academy Challenges are
  • AFOSR develops next generation scientists

    ARLINGTON, Va. -- Some of the best and brightest ideas can come from young scientists eager to innovate and advance the world of science, and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research is always searching for ways to harness that knowledge and talent to advance future U.S Air Force operations.Like many AFOSR Program Officers, Dr. Ali Sayir
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