Survivability & Vulnerability

The science and technology for remaining mission capable after a military engagement to avoid or survive a hostile threat (survivability of platforms and ability against specific threats). This subcategory comprises four elements: susceptibility, vulnerability, recoverability, and lethality.

Recent Inquiries

What information is available on decoys deployed by the U.S. Air Force?

What information is available on decoys deployed by the U.S. Air Force?

Counter-Directed Energy for UAVs

What technologies exist to protect unmanned aerial vehicles against counter-directed energy systems?

Requirements for Building Counter Unmanned Systems for the Maritime Threat Domain

What requirements are being used to build counter unmanned systems for the maritime threat domain?


NRL Releases “25 Technologies for the Next 25 Years,” Ensuring Future Maritime Dominance

WASHINGTON  –  The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) releases 25 Technologies for the Next 25 Years publication featuring a collection of science and engineering concepts under development to meet critical national security needs over the next quarter century. The…

Airmen assigned to the 726th Air Control Squadron set up antennae to gain radio operations during Project Convergence Capstone 4 experimentation at Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb. 27, 2024.

DAF Delivers Lethality at the Speed of Data During Project Convergence Capstone 4

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (AFNS) —  More than 4,000 service members and civilians from the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Space Force, as well as members from the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, New Zealand,…

A U.S. Air Force volunteer tests the next replica of a seat and flight suit for the Orion space capsule

AFRL Helps NASA Wrap up Equipment Testing for Artemis II Mission

In October, the NASA team revisited Wright-Patterson Air Force Base to collaborate with Air Force Research Laboratory, or AFRL, engineers, to further evaluate the latest version of astronaut crew seats and flight suits intended for…


AFRL repairs next generation composite materials with light

Manufacturing, Modeling, and Characterizing Thermoplastic Composites for Military Vehicle Applications

This webinar focuses on developing methods for manufacturing structural thermoplastic composite materials, characterizing the mechanical properties of such composites, and modeling the static and dynamic performance in relevant military vehicle modeling and simulation (M&S) environments….

Supporting high-energy lasers for combat

Experimental Protective Coatings for CDEW Applications

Researchers have taken many avenues to mitigate how high-energy laser (HEL) weapons affect platform survivability because of size, weight, performance, and cost factors. Protective coatings offer a cheap, lightweight option for counter directed energy weapons…

Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Airman David Douglas, from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, assigned to the first-in-class aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford’s (CVN 78) air department, wears an explosive device disposal suit, Sept. 21, 2022. Ford is underway in the Atlantic Ocean conducting carrier qualifications and workups for a scheduled deployment this fall. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Daniel Perez)

NSWC Indian Head Division Battle Lab

In the last decade, Warfighters have grown reliant on commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) equipment to meet their operational needs rather than use traditional U.S. Department of Defense acquisition paths. Although COTS systems may offer a responsive and…


Blue Angels Super Hornet Training

Aircraft Combat Survivability Short Course (ACSSC) 2024

This three-day short course in aircraft combat survivability is designed to provide an overview of the aircraft combat survivability discipline.  The course is intended for U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), active-duty military, and government contractors…

JASP FY25 Proposal Review Meeting

The Joint Aircraft Survivability Program (JASP) Proposal Review Meeting (PRM) will be held at the GTRI Conference Center in Atlanta, GA, on 21-23 May 2024. The purpose of the PRM is to review and rate…

Unmanned Vehicle, U.S. Army, Tracked Vehicle

Michigan Defense Expo

Michigan Defense Expo (MDEX) brings together representatives from TACOM (U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command), Program Executive Office for Combat Support and Combat Service Support, Program Executive Office for Ground Combat Systems, Army Contracting Command-Detroit…