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RDC Partners with AFRL

U.S. Coast Guard Capt. Greg Rothrock, Coast Guard Research and Development Center commanding officer, and Air Force Maj. General William Cooley, Air Force Research Laboratory commander, shake hands April 12, 2018, on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, after they signed a memorandum of understand between their two organizations. The agreement allows USCG RDC and AFRL to work together on tasks of mutual benefit. Courtesy Photo.

RDC Inks Partnership With Air Force Research Laboratory

April 20, 2018

DAYTON, Ohio – Commanding officers from the Coast Guard Research and Development Center and the Air Force Research Laboratory signed a joint memorandum of understanding (MOU) at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base April 12, 2018.

The MOU allows greater opportunity for RDC and AFRL to work together on projects of mutual benefit. Several RDC efforts stand to profit from this partnership, including 3-D printing, Arctic operations, modeling and simulation, cyber research, and satellite technology to include CubeSats.

Capt. Greg Rothrock, commanding officer of the RDC, and Maj. Gen. William Cooley, commander of AFRL, signed the document in a ceremony hosted at AFRL headquarters.

“RDC is very excited about this new affiliation with AFRL,” Rothrock said. “Establishing an MOU is just the start of what we see as a long-term relationship to collaborate where we can on common research that benefits both the Coast Guard and Air Force.”

A short video commemorating the ceremony can be found at

For more information: Research, Development, Test and Evaluation program page