Technology

A new space materials laboratory at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., is now open for business. The Air Force Research Laboratory’s space vehicles directorate opened the $4 million Deployable Structures Laboratory (DeSel) on Oct. 29. It plans to begin testing hardware in the next few ...
The Air Force’s aerial refueling fleet could be the first platform to adopt new technologies developed under the Advanced Battle Management System effort, integrating pods complete with advanced communications and data links to feed information, along with gas, to combat aircraft as early as next ...
Ten companies from four countries won seed money for innovative projects to improve military space technology at the first International Space Pitch Day, hosted online by the United States and United Kingdom, the U.S. Space Force said Nov. 23. Since early 2019, the U.S. Air ...
Victoria Coleman is an outlier. The new director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has spent most of her career outside of the Pentagon, looking in. A native of Greece, she’s one of the few foreign-born people tapped to lead the military’s secretive band ...
The latest cohort of start-ups nurtured by the AFRL’s Space Force Accelerator Program demonstrated their technology recently at the Catalyst Accelerator in Colorado Springs. The eight companies showcased products ranging from bleeding edge innovations using ultra-wideband lasers to store data as photons in motion to ...
Two years after the Air Force canceled its plan to buy a new fleet of airborne battle management planes, senators still aren’t sure the service has its spending priorities straight for the backup option. “While the committee continues to support the Air Force’s new approach ...