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  • AFRL reimagines tech development with virtual reality

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – In a move the Wright Brothers likely never anticipated, but surely would approve, the Air Force Research Laboratory Aerospace Systems Directorate is using a bicycle to demonstrate how virtual and augmented reality could revolutionize aircraft maintenance and collaborative partnerships.At the Air Vehicles
  • Roper: Air Force of the future is faster, smarter, bolder

    “To become a more competitive acquisition system, the Air Force needs to be aware of trends in technology,” Roper said. “The world is changing, we have to change with it. The key is to decide which technology will be successful and being able to act on those trends with a system that is leaner, meaner and faster than our opponents.”
  • AFRL engineers lauded for professional achievements

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Two Air Force Research Laboratory Aerospace Systems Directorate engineers who exemplify “excellence in all we do” were recently awarded for their outstanding contributions to the Air Force mission.Dr. James Joo and Capt. Dharyl Monsalud were named recipients of prestigious awards from the Society of Asian
  • AFRL engineer reflects on career, family legacy in aerospace

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – At the end of a storied 40-year career, Air Force Research Laboratory engineer Dieter Multhopp has a lot to look back upon.Over four decades, Multhopp has played an integral role in a broad variety of research projects, including experimental aircraft and cutting-edge flight technologies. He has worked on the
  • AFRL aerodynamics expert honored with Presidential Early Career award

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – A senior research aerospace engineer at the Air Force Research Laboratory Aerospace Systems Directorate was named a recipient of Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers at a July 25 ceremony in Washington, D.C.Dr. Daniel Garmann is an expert in the modeling, simulation and behavior of air
  • AFRL achieves record-setting hypersonic ground test milestone

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – An Air Force Research Laboratory and Air Force Test Center ground test team set a record for the highest thrust produced by an air-breathing hypersonic engine in Air Force history.“AFRL, in conjunction with Arnold Engineering Development Complex and Northrop Grumman, achieved over 13,000 pounds of thrust from
  • Air Force brings defense planning into 21st century through modern software

    For much of the defense community, the ease and functionality of modern technology is not translated to military planning systems. While cumbersome acquisitions processes, funding issues and security concerns are often valid causes, many Department of Defense processes (and any software associated with them) cannot compete with the technology many Americans use regularly.
  • 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.
  • Donovan stresses ‘Digital Air Force’s’ importance and necessity

    As outlined in a July white paper, the Digital Air Force initiative encompasses comprehensive changes to how the force gathers, uses and shares data.
  • Air Force conducts successful hypersonic weapon flight test

    The U.S. Air Force successfully conducted the first flight test of its AGM-183A Air Launched Rapid Response Weapon, or ARRW, on a B-52 Stratofortress aircraft on June 12 at Edwards Air Force Base, California.
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