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Aug. 16, 2018

AFRL viewing aircraft inspections through the lens of technology

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base website — AFRL researchers are hard at work finding unique ways to make aircraft maintainers’ lives a little easier through a technology many associate most closely with video gaming.

Feb. 14, 2018

AF demonstrating hydrogen as alternate fuel source

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the U.S. Air Force Civil Engineering Center website — In a recent visit to Hickam, members of the Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s Energy and Operations directorates were given a tour of the installation’s hydrogen production facility and shown several of the vehicles that use this alternative fuel.

Feb. 6, 2018

AFRL helps enable laser paint removal technology

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base website — AFRL Materials Integrity engineers recently played a key role in enabling the safer and more efficient removal of paint from F-16 aircraft through the newly-adopted Robotic Laser Coating Removal System.

July 18, 2017

AFRL developing rapidly-deployable, independent energy sources for remote military sites

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base website — Providing power to remote military installations is a challenge under the best of circumstances, but if power is suddenly cut off, the situation can become critical.

Jan. 4, 2017

JB Charleston test new equipment, saves Air Force millions

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the 18th Air Force website — An operational evaluation of new synthetic tiedowns and winch cables for the C-17 Globemaster III took place here Nov. 28 and 29. Tiedowns are ropes, cords, straps or chains that secure items during airlift operations. Winch cables help adjust the tension on tiedowns, securing the load.