Phillips Laboratory

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Phillips Laboratory
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Emblem of the Phillips Laboratory
Active 1990–October 1997
Country United States
Branch Air Force
Role Research and development
Part of Air Force Systems Command (1990-1992)
Air Force Materiel Command (1992-1997)
Garrison/HQ Kirtland AFB, New Mexico

Phillips Laboratory was a research and development organization operated by the United States Air Force Materiel Command. In 1997, the Laboratory was merged into the Air Force Research Laboratory as the Space Vehicles and Directed Energy Directorates. It was located at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The Laboratory was named after Gen Samuel C. Phillips, a former Director of the Apollo Manned Lunar Landing Project.[1]


  1. ^ US Air Force. "USAF Phillips Laboratory Overview". Archived from the original on 1997-05-05. Retrieved 2008-08-03.