AFRL Rome to receive funding for C-UAS high-speed imaging technology research

US Congresswoman Elise Stefanik has announced that she has secured over USD415 million in funding for the Air Force Research Lab in Rome (AFRL Rome), New York, in Fiscal Year 2024. AFRL Rome works in the fields of surveillance, reconnaissance, quantum information science and intelligence.

Through the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, Congresswoman Stefanik delivered several congressional funding increases for AFRL Rome, including USD2 million for counter-unmanned aerial systems (C-UAS) high-speed imaging technology. AFRL scientists and engineers have already developed a suite of C-UAS technologies, designed to detect and defeat drones without interfering with military and civilian systems.

In addition, the funding includes USD10 million for UAS traffic management and advanced air mobility enhancements.

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