Air Force Invents Flapping Wing Micro Aircraft Based On Bird Biomechanics

Researchers at the US Air Force Research Lab have invented a flapping-wing micro aircraft vehicle – or MAV – based on the biomechanical movement of flying birds and insects. It is intended to be used for open surveillance, swarm operations, and situational awareness on the battlefield. Read more about Air Force Invents Flapping Wing Micro Aircraft Based On Bird Biomechanics

DoD Public-Private Partnerships Focus on Manufacturing Innovations to Fight COVID-19 and Build the Industrial Base

Department of Defense (DoD) Manufacturing Innovation Institutes (MIIs) — public-private partnerships established by the Office of the Secretary of Defense Manufacturing Technology (OSD ManTech) Program, under the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (OUSD(R&E)) — convene critical, groundbreaking work that helps in the fight against COVID-19 and builds and... Read more about DoD Public-Private Partnerships Focus on Manufacturing Innovations to Fight COVID-19 and Build the Industrial Base

STRIKEWERX, LSUS partnership realizes Airmen ideas to solve needs

SHREVEPORT, La. — STRIKEWERX, Air Force Global Strike Command’s innovation hub, and LSU Shreveport are working together to develop prototypes and solutions that will improve the lives of Airmen across the Command. Read more about STRIKEWERX, LSUS partnership realizes Airmen ideas to solve needs

Space Force’s STEM outreach provides critical link to force’s future

ARLINGTON, Va. (AFNS) --As a tech-heavy, digital service, the U.S. Space Force relies on Guardians with academic backgrounds in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics to build and fortify its foundation. Read more about Space Force’s STEM outreach provides critical link to force’s future

Griffiss Institute Announces Awardees in New Program That Addresses Urgent Need to Grow Cybersecurity Workforce

ROME, NY — The Griffiss Institute, in partnership with the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense and the Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate, is pleased to announce award recipients for the first ever Virtual Institutes for Cyber and Electromagnetic Spectrum Research and Employ (VICEROY) Program. Read more about Griffiss Institute Announces Awardees in New Program That Addresses Urgent Need to Grow Cybersecurity Workforce

HBCU Space Summit Presents Space Science Research Opportunities

With worldwide focus on the challenges of space increasing, the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) and Minority Institutions (MI) have a critical role to play in expanding scientific knowledge and improving technology capabilities in space. On 24 June 2021, the Air Force Research Laboratory’s (AFRL) Basic Research Innovation and Collaboration Center (BRICC) hosted the... Read more about HBCU Space Summit Presents Space Science Research Opportunities

Air Force pilots get an AI-assist with scheduling aircrews

Take it from Capt. Kyle McAlpin when he says that scheduling C-17 aircraft crews is a headache. An Artificial Intelligence (AI) Research Flight Commander for the Department of Air Force–MIT AI Accelerator Program, McAlpin is also an experienced C-17 pilot. "You could have a mission change and spend the next 12 hours of your life rebuilding a schedule that works," he says. Read more about Air Force pilots get an AI-assist with scheduling aircrews

Space Systems Command geared to deliver swift, responsive space capabilities

ARLINGTON, Va. -- The Space Force released the organizational structure for its new Space Systems Command April 8. The Command is set to officially stand up in summer 2021 once all required conditions are met to re-designate the Space and Missile Systems Center at Los Angeles Air Force Base, California, as SSC headquarters. Read more about Space Systems Command geared to deliver swift, responsive space capabilities

AFRL conducts 1,300 experiments on record-breaking satellite

KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N. M. (AFRL) – The Air Force Research Laboratory is celebrating the completion of the Demonstration and Science Experiments (DSX) satellite mission, and processing a treasure trove of valuable data that will be studied by scientists for many years to come. Read more about AFRL conducts 1,300 experiments on record-breaking satellite