Air Force Base Breaks Ground on Space Tech Lab

The Wargaming and Advanced Research Simulation Laboratory will be used for space technology R&D.

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket lifts off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Cape Canaveral, Fla., March 26, 2020.
A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket lifts off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Cape Canaveral, Fla., March 26, 2020.
AP Photo/John Raoux

KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. (AP) — Kirtland Air Force Base will be home to a state-of-the-art laboratory for development of space technology, officials said.

Officials there will break ground Wednesday on the Wargaming and Advanced Research Simulation Laboratory.

The $6 million, 10,685-square-foot (992-square-meter) facility will be used for simulations and analysis involving space technology research and development. This includes creating a virtual terrain where warfighters can act out scenarios using energy and space technology.

It all falls under the Air Force Research Laboratory Space Vehicles Directorate.

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