Air Force Research Laboratory

Artificial intelligence agents piloted X-62A VISTA to perform advanced fighter maneuvers mimicking flight characteristics of a standard F-16

Artificial intelligence agents piloted X-62A VISTA to perform advanced fighter maneuvers mimicking flight characteristics of a standard F-16

These tests are built upon the X-62A VISTA upgrade, which allows the X-62 to be controlled by AI-driven autonomy algorithms… Read More

1 year ago

USAF Research Laboratory sprayed methyl salicylate on F-15E Strike Eagle to test its chemical/biological protective capability

This F-15E Strike Eagle test is one of many evaluations set to be conducted across multiple DoD airframe platforms over… Read More

2 years ago

Video shows F-16s using laser weapons pods to protect KC-46A from enemy missiles

Lockheed Martin in fact is developing Tactical Airborne Laser Weapon System (TALWS) technology to protect warfighters on the battlefield.   The… Read More

4 years ago

The Mysterious X-37B Spaceplane Lands After 780 Days in Orbit and Sets New Record

The X-37B spaceplane was designed for an on-orbit duration of 270 days. The Air Force’s X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle Mission 5 successfully… Read More

5 years ago

XQ-58A Valkyrie maiden flight scheduled for this autumn

The XQ-58A Valkyrie embodies the AFRL’s concept of a “Loyal Wingman”, a low-cost, unmanned aircraft that could expand the combat… Read More

6 years ago

USAF says laser weapon integration on KC-135 is “still in the infancy stage”

“The next phase: Does that make sense, does it make sense to put a pod on there, or do you… Read More

6 years ago

F-35 TO INCORPORATE AUTO-GCAS FIVE-YEARS EARLIER THAN ORIGINALLY PLANNED

"Over the service life of the F-35 fleet, having Auto-GCAS is estimated to prevent more than 26 ground collisions from… Read More

6 years ago

USAF INTEGRATES AGILEPOD ON SCORPION LIGHT ATTACK AIRCRAFT

The test focused only on demonstrating the speed of integrating the AgilePod on the Scorpion with short notice. Airworthiness, ground… Read More

7 years ago

USAF HAS DEVELOPED A FUTURISTIC ROBOTIC SYSTEM TO HELP RESTORING STEALTH COATINGS ON F-22 RAPTOR ENGINE INLETS 

A complex multi-axis robotic system with a long carbon fiber arm to reach deep into the F-22 Raptor engine inlet… Read More

7 years ago