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USAF Leads Program to Sustain Older Aircraft

The U.S. Air Force has engaged in a public-private partnership to address the supply needs for sustaining older aircraft. Air Force Research Laboratory leads the Maturation of Advanced Manufacturing for Low Cost Sustainment program to sustain older aircraft via advanced manufacturing and digital technologies, the service branch said Thursday.

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AFRL Launches ARCNet, Autonomy R&D portal

The Air Force Research Laboratory unveiled an electronic system working to accommodate collaborative research and development initiatives for autonomous platforms. The Autonomy Research Collaboration Network is designed to rapidly carry out technology transition processes to further autonomous studies through the use of communication and speed functions, the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base said Friday

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AFRL Seeks Health Monitoring, Warfighter Dev’t Concepts

The Air Force Research Laboratory is looking for concepts to speed up human-monitoring research and development initiatives for warfighters. The laboratory is in need of prototypes to support performance enhancement, health monitoring and diagnostics systems, the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base said Thursday.

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AFRL Breaks Ground on Eglin Air Force Base Munitions Facility

The Air Force Research Laboratory broke ground on a new munitions research facility at the Eglin Air Force Base. The 52.6K-square foot Advanced Munitions Technology Complex will serve to reinforce research on ammunitions and potential warfighter capacities and enable engineers as well as scientists to explore new explosive components, the Eglin Air Force Base said Tuesday.

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AFRL Demonstrates Aircraft-Mounted Lasers Against Missiles

Air Force Research Laboratory demonstrated the use of a new high energy laser weapon against multiple targets during a test at White Sands Missile Range. The test unit of the Self-Protect High Energy Laser Demonstrator shot down multiple missiles on April 23, marking a new milestone for the technology's development, the U.S. Air Force said Friday.

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Michael Griffin: DoD Labs Must Work, Collaborate to Support Warfighters

Michael Griffin, undersecretary of defense for research and engineering, highlighted the mission of the Department of Defense's organic laboratories during DoD Lab Day. He said that laboratory engineers must work with a balance between speed, diligence and quality to boost the military's lethality and protection, DoD said Thursday

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AFRL Adopts New Technology to Boost Gallium Oxide R&D

The Air Force Research Laboratory is implementing a new feature to support the development of semiconductor materials for lighter and smaller electronics. The emerging Oxide Molecular Beam Epitaxy laboratory will house a new MBE chamber to create gallium oxide semiconductors for use in aircraft electronics, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base said Friday.

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