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  • Special Operations

    SOF stresses lifecycle affordability for new low-cost UAS platform

    14th May 2020

    SOF planners in the US are exploring the possibilities of supplementing the current fleet of UAS with a commercial platform that may offer lower lifecycle …

  • Training

    Red 6 LVC visual solution shows promise

    29th April 2020

    One issue with the numerous airborne LVC trials and evaluations that have taken place over the past decade or so has been the inability to …

  • Unmanned Vehicles

    US AFRL's Ultra LEAP UAS in flight demo

    19th December 2019

    The US Air Force Research Laboratory’s Center for Rapid Innovation (CRI) has completed a two and a half-day continuous flight demonstration of the Ultra Long …

  • Digital Battlespace

    Space Vehicles XVI programme a ‘small part to a larger solution’

    5th September 2019

    The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) is investigating the use of low Earth orbit satellites to extend the range of the Link 16 tactical datalink, …

  • Unmanned Vehicles

    AFRL and Dzyne demonstrate OPV concept

    21st August 2019

    The US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and Dzyne Technologies have completed a two-hour maiden flight of an optionally-piloted concept for manned aircraft dubbed ROBOpilot, …

  • Military Logistics

    USAF to receive new munitions research complex

    10th May 2019

    The US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) has broken ground on a new $75 million Advanced Munitions Technology Complex (AMTC) at Eglin Air Force Base …

  • Defence Notes

    AFRL tests SHiELD demonstrator

    8th May 2019

    The US Air Force Research Laboratory’s Self-Protect High Energy Laser Demonstrator (SHiELD) Advanced Technology Demonstration programme successfully completed the surrogate laser weapon system shoot down …

  • Unmanned Vehicles

    XQ-58A Valkyrie completes first flight

    11th March 2019

    The US Air Force’s XQ-58A Valkyrie UAV demonstrator completed its first flight on 5 March at Yuma Proving Grounds, Arizona. The Air Force Research Laboratory …

  • Land Warfare

    AFRL research targets advanced AAA weaponry

    27th February 2019

    The Air Force Research Laboratory Sensors Directorate and the National Museum of the US Air Force Collection Management Division are teaming up to help address …

  • Unmanned Vehicles

    USAF announces Swarm and Search AI Challenge

    25th January 2019

    The US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and the UK’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), in collaboration with Wright Brothers Institute and University of …

  • Digital Battlespace

    BAE Systems signs GaN agreement

    21st September 2018

    BAE Systems and the US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) have signed a cooperative agreement for Phase 1 of a technical effort to transition gallium …

  • Military Logistics

    AFRL extends serviceability of hydraulic lines

    31st August 2018

    The US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) recently completed an effort to help develop, test and validate a cold spray coating process for the life …

  • Defence Helicopter

    ​Aerojet Rocketdyne tests new solid rocket motor

    10th August 2018

    Aerojet Rocketdyne has test fired a new solid rocket motor at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) at Edwards Air Force Base in California. The …

  • Military Logistics

    AFRL experiments with artificial silk for body armour

    8th August 2018

    The US Air Force (USAF) Research Laboratory (AFRL) and Purdue University are experimenting to develop a functional fibre that can be woven into sizeable, flexible …

  • Digital Battlespace

    Altamira receives RF contract from AFRL

    12th July 2018

    Altamira Technologies has received the US Air Force Research Laboratory’s (AFRL) $24.6 million distributed radio frequency sensing (DRS) contract to provide next-gen radio frequency (RF) …

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  • Data links


    The QUINT Networking Technology (QNT) programme is intended to develop robust, affordable, miniature networked data link technologies suitable for use on weapons and by tactical ...

  • Subsystems: software


    CHI Systems worked with Lockheed Martin on a programme for the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) to build software models that imitate human behaviour, and ...

  • Data links


    The Tactical Targeting Network Technology (TTNT) programme is intended to develop, evaluate and demonstrate reconfigurable, affordable, robust, interoperable and evolvable communications technologies to support emerging ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - MALE

    XQ-58A Valkyrie

    The XQ-58A Valkyrie is a HALE class, runway-independent, high-subsonic 'Loyal Wingman' UAS being developed jointly by Kratos and the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) to ...

  • Air Force Test Center

    The Air Force Test Center at Edwards AFB, California, is Air Force Materiel Command's centre of excellence for research, development, test and evaluation of aerospace ...