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  • New cyber defense facility to augment weapons resiliency, threat protection

    One of the Air Force’s ongoing challenges is to create processes, infrastructure and capabilities to counter threats to its weapon systems. To address this, organizations are looking at creative ways to forge partnerships and alliances to advance the cyber resiliency of weapon systems by protecting information and eliminating communications barriers.
  • AFIT students inform Pentagon energy initiative as part of new course

    Initiated and funded by Air Force Operational Energy, the course covers topics such as aircraft physics, aircraft energy requirements including propulsion & mission systems and the technologies used to meet those requirements. Future technologies are also considered, along with operational factors such as fuel logistics, wargaming and energy optimization.
  • AFRL and partners reclaim obsolete aircraft parts using advanced manufacturing technology

    The Maturation of Advanced Manufacturing for Low Cost Sustainment program was created to utilize advanced technologies to address the current challenges of keeping aging aircraft flying safely. MAMLS is a public-private partnership led by the Air Force Research Laboratory to accelerate advanced manufacturing and digital technologies for improved efficiency of DoD sustainment operations.
  • Squadron innovation funds drive 3D runway surface scanning, re-creation effort

    An innovative effort at the Landing Gear Test Facility at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base,Ohio, aims to improve the way the Air Force evaluates the impact of runway friction on aircraft tire wear.Air Force Materiel Command allocated more than $4.6 million in Squadron Innovation Funds in fiscal year 2018, with $23,000 augmenting the 3D Runway
  • Robotics key to medical Airmen recruitment, retention, readiness

    With surgical robots becoming the standard of care across many specialties, the Air Force Medical Service is keeping up with the latest advancements to provide the best patient care and maintain Airman readiness.
  • AF tests in-flight respiratory monitoring

    To lower risks of in-flight breathing issues and protect the health and performance of aircrew, Air Force researchers rely on innovative technology to deliver advanced respiratory monitoring, without the added weight. Researchers with the 711th Human Performance Wing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, are working with a private company, Cobham, to develop VigilOX, an advanced sensor system designed for continuous in-flight measurement of aircrew breathing.
  • Outstanding WRP employees to be honored at Pentagon

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - The Department of Defense Office of Diversity Management and Equal Opportunity recognized two individuals from the Air Force Materiel Command for their work in the Workforce Recruitment Program to provide jobs for students with disabilities. The WRP is a national recruitment and referral program that connects
  • AFRL collaborates with OSU on $3M congressional microscopy program

    The Materials and Manufacturing Directorate at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, and The Ohio State University’s Center for Electron Microscopy and Analysis have a congressionally directed collaborative research agreement in the works.
  • Air Force Research Laboratory provides support to robot competition

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Approximately 14 teams from the Miami Valley joined 46 other teams from across Ohio at the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) LEGO League Ohio Championship, held Feb. 4 at the Nutter Center at Wright State University.The annual event brought together students 9 to 14 years old
  • Wright-Patt to provide safe haven to aircraft from multiple service branches

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- The 88th Air Base Wing here is receiving aircraft and their associated aircrews evacuating from several military installations threatened by approaching Hurricane Irma. The first four of eight F-15 fighter aircraft from the 125th Fighter Wing (Florida Air National Guard), Jacksonville Air National Guard
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