Military sets up simulation and design and development center to promote digital engineering infrastructure

Sept. 27, 2021
Military invests in upgrading space-related infrastructure at Air Force Space Vehicles Directorate, which will use 450 square feet of the WARS Lab.

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory is taking the next step in developing a space-related infrastructure by beginning construction of a digital design and development facility at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., dedicated to simulation and analysis. C4ISRnet reports. Continue reading original article

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27 Sept. 2021 -- The $6 million, 10,685-square-foot Wargaming and Advanced Research Simulation (WARS) laboratory will house wargaming and simulation branches for the Air Force directed energy and space vehicles directorates.

The WARS Lab will use digital engineering -- which the Space Force is pushing to implement with space system and architecture designs -- to test new technologies. The facility will host more than 90 computer workstations in an auditorium where engineers from across the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) can collaborate on digital networks.

“With digital engineering we can explore more concepts faster, without waiting for the real thing hardware,” says Space Vehicles Directorate head Col. Eric Felt. “This lab will promote the use of digital engineering, saving time and money, and will provide the opportunity for partnerships within AFRL, with industry and our allies. The WARS Lab is expected to open in spring 2023.

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John Keller, chief editor
Military & Aerospace Electronics

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