AFA Warfare Symposium – 2024

AFA Warfare Symposium – 2024

Start Date: Feb 12, 2024

End Date: Feb 14, 2024


At this year’s AFA Warfare Symposium, AFRL will showcase specific technology and program examples aligned to the Warfare Symposium agenda that explain how AFRL is driving the fight toward tech superiority. As we work to outpace strategic and peer competitors, AFRL is driving the fight through technological advancements that lead to war-winning capabilities, and operational medicine that enables, enhances, sustains, and restores Airmen and Guardians.

Visitors to the Air Force Research Laboratory booth #603 will be able to see the following areas of interest and their associated technologies:


  • High Mach Turbine Engines (HMTE): HMTE are optimal for supersonic applications and allow the Air Force to unlock additional trade space in terms of speed, range and payload size and type. HMTE is applied to standoff missiles in the near term, and as part of the integrated solution for reusable hypersonic platforms long term. LEARN MORE

  • RE-ARM: AFRL’s Rapid Energetics & Advanced Rocket Manufacturing (RE-ARM) program is developing inexpensive solid rocket motor, or SRM, production equipment enabling revolutionary, affordable, flexible, scalable capability to produce state-of-the-art SRMs to support national defense needs. This approach enables affordable expansion of the industrial base with both current and emerging partners. LEARN MORE



  • MUTANT: Missile utility transformation via articulated nose technology, or MUTANT, is an AFRL technology that is a form of active morphing involving high-rate pivoting of the missile forebody, referred to as articulation. Articulation is accomplished with an articulation control actuation system, comprised of a composite high-strain skin structure that envelops an internal electromagnetic actuation system. LEARN MORE

  • Electronic Warfare (EW)/Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS) Systems (AERRES): The Strategic Development Planning and Experimentation, or SDPE, AERRES experimentation campaign assesses open architectures for rapid deployment or upgrade of electronic warfare, or EW, software in platform agnostic ways. Through numerous successful flight tests of the capability in partnership with the operational and acquisition communities, AFRL has demonstrated the utility of an open architecture approach to EW. AERRES also illustrates AFRL’s ability to take strategic demand signals and use them to influence design methods that deliver relevant capabilities rapidly to drive change with speed and dominate the electromagnetic spectrum. LEARN MORE



  • Counter UAS: To learn more about Counter UAS efforts at our Information Directorate Click here: LEARN MORE
  • Paladin Multi-mission UAS: Paladin is a Group2 Low Collateral Effects Interceptor (LCEI) designed to defeat Group 1 & 2 small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS) threats. It is a fully autonomous “wingman” for security operations with a suite of security missions such as perimeter security, sUAS interception, loudspeaker interdiction, and fenceline inspection. LEARN MORE



  • Global Lightning: is a prototyping and experimentation campaign to provide reliable, secure satellite communications to both stationary and mobile users. The focus of the Global Lightning program has now advanced to the creation of multi-constellation systems capable of communicating with five to 10 commercial and military satellite communications systems in low-, medium-, and geostationary orbits (LEO, MEO, and GEO) across multiple frequency bands, referred to as Hybrid SATCOM. LEARN MORE

  • Biocementation: uses processes to rapidly expand austere airfields using common agricultural chemicals and natural resources, such as soil and water found at the location. These processes significantly reduce the need for heavy equipment, large teams of civil engineers or large quantities of cement and other materials to be shipped to the site. LEARN MORE



  • En Route Care Training: educates and trains total force medical personnel responsible for delivering basic and advanced en route care capabilities within the aeromedical evacuation system using the most advanced modalities and realistic mission environments possible. It also provides potent training venues to fulfill clinical currency and readiness skills requirements. LEARN MORE

  • Autonomous Closed Loop Control (ACLC) of Mechanical Ventilation (MV):  Autonomous Closed Loop Control of Mechanical Ventilation supplies a unique capability for managing respiratory care patients. It automatically keeps hemoglobin oxygen saturation within a clinician’s target range while reducing oxygen supply requirements without the clinician monitoring its function. This safe alternative provides continuous monitoring and adjustment as ambient pressure or patient conditions change, making it especially relevant for situations like critical care air transport medical missions. LEARN MORE



  • As the innovation arm of the Department of the Air Force and powered by the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), AFWERX brings cutting edge American ingenuity from small businesses and start-ups to address the most pressing challenges of the DAF. LEARN MORE
  • AFWERX will highlight their Spark Tank finalists in booth #703 next to the AFRL booth. Spark Tank is an annual competition during which Airmen and Guardians pitch innovative ideas to the top Department of the Air Force leadership and a panel of industry experts. The winners will be announced at the event. LEARN MORE

Explore: AFWERX

Symposium attendees can access additional information about potential partnership avenues with AFRL by visiting the AFRL exhibit booth. AFRL possesses a rich history of participation in joint science and technology ventures and is actively seeking future collaborations.


The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) is the primary scientific research and development center for the Department of the Air Force. AFRL plays an integral role in leading the discovery, development, and integration of affordable warfighting technologies for our air, space, and cyberspace forces. With a workforce of 11,000+ across nine technology areas and 40 other operations worldwide, AFRL provides a diverse portfolio of science and technology ranging from fundamental to advanced research and technology development.

Within AFRL, scientists and engineers collaborate to execute crosscutting research and development. External collaboration, including partnerships with industry, academia and other agencies, is also an integral part of AFRL’s business model. Through this integrated, cooperative approach, AFRL seamlessly supports the science and technology (S&T) needs of two services: the Air Force and the Space Force. Today’s global threats require multi-disciplinary solutions, and AFRL is committed to supporting the warfighter in every key domain.



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