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June 26, 2019

AFRL and partners reclaim obsolete aircraft parts using advanced manufacturing technology

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base website — The average age of Air Force aircraft is over 28 years according to Assessment of Military Power, 2018. This creates a constant requirement for components needing repair or replacement. Parts can be difficult to acquire when original suppliers are no longer in existence and new suppliers have no desire to produce low volume quantities.

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.

May 1, 2018

Boosting the Future

As commercial entrepreneurs take space launch to the next level, DLA Energy is there to provide reliable, quality sources of propellant.

April 30, 2018

Innovating compressor blade inspection

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Air Force Installations, Environment and Energy website — While researching areas for increased aircraft optimization, Air Force Operational Energy found that cost-effective and reliable blade inspection ensures engines are performing optimally, and is paramount to maintaining aircraft readiness.

April 4, 2018

Air Force looking to additive manufacturing to expand hypersonic flight capabilities

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base website — The Air Force is testing materials produced through ceramic additive manufacturing to advance their potential future use in hypersonic flight vehicles.

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.

Oct. 10, 2017

AFRL Fuels & Energy enables future of flight

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base website — Besides the octane rating and price, most drivers probably don’t think too much about the fuel they put in their cars. But, what about a supersonic F-35 Lightning, a fully loaded-down C-17 Globemaster III flying out of Afghanistan or the first, yet-to-be-invented, hypersonic marvel to routinely soar at five times the speed of sound?

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.

May 26, 2017

AFLCMC leads efforts to get additive manufacturing products to the field

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base website — The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center's Product Support Engineering Division, is using the new manufacturing technique of additive manufacturing to get important parts and equipment to the field.