April 15, 2019
Industrial Hardware does their part to keep B-52 engines running
Imagine ordering parts for a major auto repair shop that supplies hardware to maintain engines for 76 vehicles. Although it’s 2019, the newest vehicle in the fleet was built in 1962. Each of those 76 vehicles have eight engines, and their ability to operate is critical to national security.
This is a job that some of the employees at the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support’s Industrial Hardware supply chain perform every day in supporting the sustainability of the TF33 engines that power the Air Force’s B-52 Stratofortress, the service’s self-proclaimed “backbone of the manned strategic bomber force,” according to the Air Force’s B-52 fact sheet.