Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory
75th APL Anniversary


Vishal Giare

Giare Appointed Air and Missile Defense Mission Area Executive
Vishal Giare has been tapped to lead APL’s Air and Missile Defense Mission Area, which focuses on developing advanced Ballistic Missile Defense and Anti-Air Warfare systems to provide Integrated Air and Missile Defense for the nation, deployed forces and allies.
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artist's rendering of GUSTO

NASA Selects APL-Managed Balloon Mission to Study Interstellar Medium
NASA has selected Galactic/Extragalactic ULDB Spectroscopic Terahertz Observatory (GUSTO), a scientific balloon mission that will measure emissions from the interstellar medium, which is the cosmic material found between stars. APL will provide the gondola and handle mission operations.
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Rubbel Kuma

APL’s Kumar Named a Future Engineering Leader
Aerodynamicist Rubbel Kumar was recently named one of “Tomorrow’s Engineering Leaders: The 20 Twenties.” The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and Aviation Week collaborate with universities to compile the annual list of top science, technology, engineering and math undergraduate and graduate students.
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75th anniversary celebration in the Kossiakoff Center

Thousands Celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Johns Hopkins APL
Thousands of staff members and guests packed the APL Kossiakoff Conference and Education Center on Friday, March 10, to take part in events marking — to the day — the 75th anniversary of Johns Hopkins APL’s founding.
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APL, Navy Demonstrate High-Speed, Autonomous Surface Patrol Capability
In September, an APL experiment, in collaboration with the Surface Targets Branch of the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, worked to advance the state of the art of collaborative, autonomous USV behaviors to higher speeds and larger numbers of vessels.
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  • Air and Missile Defense

  • Civil Space

  • Cyber Operations

  • Homeland Protection

  • National Health

  • National Security Analysis

  • National Security Space

  • Precision Strike

  • Research and Exploratory Development

  • Sea Control

  • Special Operations

  • Strategic Deterrence