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  • AFWERX Agility Prime partner, Moog Aircraft Group, creates prototype eVTOL vehicle

    AFWERX Agility Prime Partner, Moog Aircraft Group, has created a prototype electric vertical takeoff and landing vehicle (eVTOL), the SureFly S250, which seeks to explore the potential of eVTOL utility in unmanned flight applications. With this development, the U.S. Air Force will be able to test for mission utility, costs, risks, and technical maturity as the project progresses.
  • Engineer’s side hustle could fly BAF data capture to new heights

    Aleksandr Yarovinskiy, an electronics engineer with the 772nd Test Squadron’s Benefield Anechoic Facility radio frequency measurement team, is building an unmanned aircraft system from scratch in his spare time. This drone will have the capability to position a radio receiver or emitter – or both – at virtually any point inside the BAF without first having to wait for hours while test teams reconfigure sections of the BAF by moving equipment and the radar absorbing material that’s an essential part of running successful tests there.
  • SpaceWERX launch drives AFWERX small business focus on universities and on-orbit capability

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – On August 19, SpaceWERX will officially launch. The kickoff will include a virtual Space Force Pitch Day highlighting the key partnership between the Department of the Air Force and small businesses by awarding up to $34 million to innovative startups competing for Small Business Innovation Research Phase II
  • SA Innovation Summit takes on ‘accelerating change’

    With the theme of Accelerate Change, the Department of the Air Force pushed innovation forward during the inaugural San Antonio Innovation Summit Aug. 3-4 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.
  • Edwards pioneers smart watch effort to help future leaders be better, faster

    The Ellington Airman Leadership School is pioneering the use of smart watches in an innovative Air Force effort to train tomorrow’s leaders to be more efficient, effective and ready in a realm of ever-escalating demands.
  • SparkED, innovative mindset fuel problem solving techniques through robotics

    In 2020, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Jr. stated that his vision for the service is to “Accelerate Change or Lose.” So Airmen from all over the force have charged forward to embrace and further the Air Force culture as innovators.
  • Innovation Summit open for registration

    Registration is now open for the inaugural San Antonio Innovation Summit. With the theme of Accelerate Change, the summit takes place Aug. 3-4 at the Henry B. González Convention Center.
  • AFWERX SBIR/STTR event to help limit barriers of entry for small businesses working with the U.S. Air Force

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Tech Warrior Enterprise (TWE) – an AFWERX Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program - will host its free virtual Tech Warrior Medical OPS event for all qualified small businesses from July 19-23, 2021. TWE understands that, while many small businesses have
  • AFWERX presents to Joint Requirements Oversight Council at commercial-military partnership event

    AUSTIN, Texas – The Air Force Research Laboratory’s AFWERX program co-organized and participated in an event April 9 at Austin’s Capital Factory and UT-Austin, that championed commercial-military innovation and collaboration to the Joint Requirements Oversight Council.As a statutory council to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the JROC
  • Air Force awards first airworthiness approval for human flight in AFWERX Agility Prime electric aircraft program

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFRL) – The U.S. Air Force has awarded the first airworthiness approval for a manned electric aircraft to BETA Technologies, a partner in the AFWERX Agility Prime Program. This enables BETA to begin flying its ALIA aircraft in the Agility Prime program. The airworthiness award from the Air Force is the latest
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