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  • Hill Air Force Base to host 5G testing and experimentation

    In an effort to demonstrate innovative prototypes that use commercial 5G technologies as a way to augment future military capabilities, the Department of Defense chose Hill Air Force Base and three other U.S. military bases as a testbed for 5G technology.

  • 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

  • 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,

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Air Force, industry consortium advancing tech for aeromedical evacuation

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Through an industry-academia partnership and a recently-released request for proposals, the Air Force Research Laboratory is looking to advance human-monitoring research and development for the future warfighter.The request for proposals, announced May 6,

  • AFRL partnership advancing wearable sensor technology

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Imagine being able to monitor your health quickly, simply, painlessly, and continuously, without complicated equipment or a doctor visit. For athletes or people with health conditions, an immediate physical “status update” would be a great convenience. For the