A digital twin means the National Institute for Aviation Research at Wichita State University will move 2-D drawings of the plane into the 3-D world.
The F-16 jet fighter is the most plentiful aircraft in the world according to a new report, World Air Forces, and that means the Air Force has no plans to get rid of it soon. Arizona Public Media reports. Continue reading original article
At the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG) at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. — better-known as The Boneyard — two of the planes stored in the desert are getting a new life that will help maintain and upgrade the plane.
“The Air Force is building a digital twin of the F-16,” says Col. Neil Aurelio, AMARG commander. “So AMARG is providing the hardware to make it happen.”
The Boneyard sent two F-16s to the National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) at Wichita State University in Wichita, Kan., for the digital twin project. A digital twin means NIAR is taking 2-D drawings of the plane and moving them into the 3-D world.
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