The Air Force Research LaboratoryÂ brokeÂ groundÂ on a new munitions research facility at the Eglin Air Force Base. The 52.6K-square foot Advanced Munitions Technology Complex will serve to reinforce research on ammunitions and potential warfighter capacities and enable engineers as well as scientists to explore new explosive components, the Eglin Air Force Base said Tuesday.
âThe Advanced Munitions Technology Complex is not just a series of buildings. Itâs a center that brings minds together to conceive of next generation sophisticated ordnance technologies in an efficient way,â said Michael Lindsay, core technical competency lead for ordnance systems at AFRL.
AFRL aims to use the facility to develop lighter munitions for new aircraft systems to provide space for other weapons and reinforce mission efficiency. The U.S. Air Force is slated to conclude construction of the complex by 2021.