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December 3, 2019 | Source: The National Interest. Kris Osborn, 17 November 2019
The Air Force's BLU-12 Bomb Is Like a Sniper in the Sky
Key point: This weapon brings additional attack flexibility to the battlefield. The Air Force is revving up production of the air-dropped, precision-guided BLU-129 bomb...
December 3, 2019 | Source: Jane's 360, www.janes.com, Pat Host, 20 November 2019
U.S. Air Force, for the First Time, Develops In-House Small, Expendable Turbine Engine
The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), for the first time, designed, assembled, and tested exclusively in-house a small thrust class size expendable turbine engine. This...
October 8, 2019 | Source: Military Embedded Systems, MilitaryTimes.com, Diana S. Correll, 27 September 2019
Counter-Swarm Electromagnetic Weapon Developed by AFRL
A Tactical High-power Operational Responder (THOR) is a counter-swarm electromagnetic weapon that the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) developed for airbase defense. The...
September 10, 2019 | Source: 3D Printing Industry, 3dprintingindustry.com, Tia Vialva, 13 August 2019
AFRL, Boeing, Thermwood Apply Large-Scale Additive Manufacturing to Autoclave Tools
The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Manufacturing and Industrial Technology Division (ManTech) is collaborating with Boeing and Indiana-based machinery manufacturer...
September 1, 2019 | Source: Air Force Magazine, airforcemag.com, 16 August 2019
Cessna-Turned-Drone Foreshadows Future Unmanned Opportunities
A recent successful Air Force Research Laboratory flight demonstration brings the service closer to a future that could rely more heavily on machines than human pilots. For the...
August 28, 2019 | Source: National Defense Magazine, nationaldefensemagazine.org, Connie Lee, 15 August 2017
Small Businesses Sought for Space Accelerator Program
The Air Force Research Laboratory Space Vehicles Directorate is reaching out to small businesses to explore space-based intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance technologies...
August 13, 2019 | Source: Robins.AF.mil, Todd Barhorst, Aug 5, 2019
AFRL Achieves Record-Setting Hypersonic Ground Test Milestone
A U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and Air Force Test Center ground test team set a record for the highest thrust produced by an air-breathing hypersonic engine in Air...
August 13, 2019 | Source: AFRL, Donna Lindner, 5 August 2019
AFRL Investigating Space Weather Effects on Satellite Materials
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), in partnership with several universities, has investigated the effects of space weather...
Survivability and Vulnerability
July 16, 2019 | Source: National Interest, Task and Purpose, 5 July 2019
Meet "THOR," the Air Force's New Drone-Killing Microwave Gun
It's built to negate swarms of drones," said Program Manager Amber Anderson. "We want to drop many of them at one time without a single leaker getting through." U.S. military...
July 16, 2019 | Source: U.S. Air Force, Bryan Ripple, 1 July 2019
AFRL Puts New Technologies Into Space Aboard World’s Most Powerful Launch Vehicle
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFNS) -- The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) successfully put new technologies into space, June 25, as part of the Department of...