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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

  • Air Force, Space Force observe National Mentoring Month in January

    Mentorship is a type of professional relationship in which a person with greater experience and wisdom guides another person to develop both personally and professionally. This relationship helps achieve mission success and motivates Airmen to achieve their goals.

  • 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’s THOR hammers drones in new video animation

    The Air Force Research Laboratory has created a new video animation that realistically depicts THOR (Tactical High-power Operational Responder) destroying swarms of enemy drones in a base defense scenario.

  • Army partners with Air Force’s THOR for base defense

    THOR is a prototype directed energy weapon used to disable the electronics in drones, and specifically engineered to counter multiple targets – such as a drone swarm – with rapid results. The technology is housed in a 20-foot-long shipping container that can be stowed in a military cargo plane and

  • 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

  • Signed lease signals Kirtland research park underway

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – The Air Force and Thunderbird Kirtland Development, LLC, recently reached agreement and signed a long-term lease to begin developing a planned commercial research park at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico.The agreement, part of the Air Force’s Enhanced Use