Air Force Tech Report: Evolution of Flight

published 2 years ago by DVIDS

Flight is one of civilization's greatest achievements, and technical innovations to the most basic parts of an aircraft have the ability to increase efficiency and performance. In this Air Force Tech Report we look at how wings work, and how the team at the Air Force Research Laboratory plans to take the wing to a whole new level. Tech Links: AFRL Variable Camber Compliant Wing (VCCW) Dr. James Joo, AFRL research mechanical engineer, is developing the first truly Variable Camber Wing. AFRL on YouTube The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) is the Air Force's only organization wholly dedicated to leading the discovery, development, and integration of warfighting technologies for our air, space and cyberspace forces. We trace our roots to the vision of airpower pioneers who understood science as the key to air supremacy. The passionate commitment of AFRL people, to realize this vision, has helped create the world's best air, space and cyberspace force. Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson AFB The Air Force Research Laboratory is a global technical enterprise, boasting some of the best and brightest leaders in the world. We are Revolutionary, Relevant, and Responsive to the Warfighter. We defend America by unleashing the unconquerable power of scientific and technical innovation. Our mission is leading the discovery, development, and integration of affordable war fighting technologies for our air, space, and cyberspace force.

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