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  • AFRL holds directed energy/kinetic energy wargaming experiment

    The Air Force Research Laboratory’s Directed Energy Directorate hosted a collaborative wargame with its sister AFRL unit, the Munitions Directorate, at Kirtland AFB, Jan. 24-28, 2022. The Directed Energy and Kinetic Energy Directed Energy Utility Concept Experiment, or DEKE DEUCE, explored synergies

  • AFRL detects moon around asteroid with smallest telescope yet

    KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. (AFRL) - On November 29, 2021, an Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Starfire Optical Range (SOR)* telescope on Kirtland Air Force Base near Albuquerque, New Mexico, recorded an image of asteroid (22) Kalliope, and its natural satellite Linus. A confirming image was

  • AFRL donates laser optics equipment to UNM

    KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. (AFRL) – The Air Force Research Laboratory donated optics experiment materials, valued at $1 million to the University of New Mexico (UNM) to provide a state-of-the-art learning experience for graduate students.The laser equipment will be used in the Experimental Optics

  • Directed Energy CTF oversees testing of anti-drone weapon

    Throughout 2020, the 704th Test Group’s Operating Location AA, part of the Directed Energy Combined Test Force, or DE CTF, focused much of its effort on the testing of weapons designed to prevent adversarial drone observation and assault.The latest system tested, the High Energy Laser Weapon System