Air Force Research Lab

Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen H. Hicks speaks with reporters, during a visit to the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, Aug. 17, 2022. (DoD photo by Lisa Ferdinando)

Hicks grapples with deficiencies in Pentagon’s R&D infrastructure

After visiting the Air Force Research Lab, Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks confirmed that she’s keen to help drive the modernization of R&D facilities.
The Air Force Research Laboratory and Kratos Defense; Security Solutions, Inc., completed the successful fourth flight of the XQ-58A Valkyrie demonstrator, a long-range, high subsonic unmanned air vehicle, at Yuma Proving Grounds, Arizona, on Jan. 23, 2020. (U.S. Air Force Photo)

Air Force can now deploy drones from other drones

The Air Force Research Lab successfully launched a small unmanned system from a larger drone mid-flight, the lab said.
An F-15E Strike Eagle painted in the heritage colors of it’s P-47 Thunderbolt predecessor takes off from Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England Feb 6. The 48th Fighter Wing officially unveiled the aircraft publicly during a ceremony on Jan 31. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Matthew Plew)

Air Force builds digital twin for weapons with ABMS

The Air Force is using ABMS to help build digital twins, a move that pairs two top emerging technology priorities.