Wednesday, January 14, 2009

AF eyes robot ground refueler

Air Force Research Laboratory's Materials and Manufacturing Directorate at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio is developing an automated aircraft refueling system for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. Researchers at the directorate's Airbase Technologies Division at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., received a request for an automated system to refuel the F-35 while on the ground and developed the robot. (Source: AFNS, 01/12/09)