rapid defense experimentation reserve

Undersecretary of Defense for Research & Engineering Heidi Shyu meets with Maj. Grover Smith of the Indiana National Guard during Technology Readiness Experimentation (T-REX) 2023 at Camp Atterbury, Indiana. (Defense Department photo).

Pentagon completes second technology experiment for RDER initiative

The second Technology Readiness Experimentation 2023 (T-REX 23-2) conducted 11 “full scale assessments” of new warfighting technologies.
Research Scientists at the Air Force Research Laboratory Nature Inspired Research Facility use specialized equipment to measure an insect’s response to various light stimuli to better understand how they see and process information. The researchers use this information to determine how insect vision can enable engineers to develop better weapon sensors that more effectively sense targets. (Photo by Keith Lewis)

Pentagon’s new S&T strategy focuses on joint operations, collaboration

The document outlines three key lines of effort: joint operations, rapid experimentation and prototyping, and ensuring the foundations for research and development.