Rendering of AFRL Wargaming and Advanced Research Simulation Laboratory. Courtesy/Studio Southwest
KIRTLAND AFB — The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) at Kirtland AFB will break ground on a $6 million, 10,685-square-foot facility named the Wargaming and Advanced Research Simulation (WARS) Laboratory at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8 on Aberdeen Drive SE, Kirtland AFB.
The new construction will enable state-of-the-art simulation and analysis capabilities in support of AFRL’s Directed Energy and Space Vehicles Directorates on Kirtland.
It will provide the ability to create a virtual range where warfighters can participate in scenarios using future warfighting directed energy technologies, and permit analysis of space technologies across all domains of warfare.
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 force. With a workforce of more than 11,500 across nine technology areas and 40 other operations across the globe, AFRL provides a diverse portfolio of science and technology ranging from fundamental to advanced research and technology development. For more information, visit: www.afresearchlab.com.