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Army Corps Awards $712M Design-Build Contract

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Kansas City District has recently awarded a $712 million design-build contract for its new Next National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency West headquarters.


CFTs Provide Corrosive-Free Aircraft

Those stationed at the U.S. Kadena Air Base (Okinawa, Japan) recently enlisted the help of contracted field teams to service its aircraft fleet, primarily targeting corrosion brought on by t...


Air Force Uses 3D Printing to Replace F-22 Part

Following on an established history of using 3D printing for legacy aircraft parts that may no longer be in production, the U.S. Air Force, in December, installed a 3D-printed metallic brack...


Air Force Tests New Corrosion-Prediction Tool

A new environmental sensing platform developed at the Air Force Research Laboratory, at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio, could help to predict if craft are susceptible to cor...


Discussions Continue on Air Force One Redesign

President Donald J. Trump recently confirmed changes are in store for Air Force One, noting that the presidential plane will be completely updated, which includes a new paint scheme.


F-35 Delivery Stopped Again Over Primer Problem

The U.S. Department of Defense has again stopped delivery of the F-35 fighter jet over issues related to primer application on fastener holes.


Corrosion Detection System Impacts Coating Decisions

Scientists based out of the Air Force Research Laboratory and the Air Force Corrosion Prevention and Control Office, working in collaboration with Luna Innovations Inc., have developed a new...


AFB Tests Lasers for Surface Prep

Travis Air Force Base, located in California, was one of two bases recently chosen to test the Clean Laser 1000 and the Clean Laser 300 as a new way to remove both corrosion and paint from a...


How the Air Force Fights Corrosion

As reported by Senior Airman Sean Campbell, when faced recently with repairing corrosion on a KC-135, the Fairchild Air Force Base sheet metal shop had to discuss the fix with engineers at t...


Air Force Reveals Coating Booth of Tomorrow

While defense spending may be set to increase in the coming years per President Donald J. Trump’s budget proposal, one place where the U.S. military will be cutting costs is in the paint boo...


Specialty, E-coat Products Make R&D List

Industrial and specialty coating products from automotive and aerospace electrocoats to corrosion- and chemical-resistant coatings for food packaging were honored in this year's R&D 100, a l...


Stepping Away from the Gray

When it comes to painting military aircraft, painters in the U.S. Air Force are accustomed to applying one color more than others: the customary flat gray seen on weapons systems around the ...


Coatings Courses for Military, DoD Use

From corrosion prevention to chemical agent resistance, coatings professionals will have the opportunity to delve into a range of topics specific to military and Department of Defense applic...


Air Force Sues Contractor Over Paint

The U.S. Air Force has sued an Oklahoma company for more than $1.7 million for a breach of contract, saying that the company supplied a cheaper paint than what the contract specifications re...


In Memoriam: Dr. Richard W. Drisko

Longtime SSPC writer, editor, consultant and educator Dr. Richard W. Drisko (“Dr. Dick”) passed away late last month (Aug. 28).


Coating a Longer Missile Launcher Life

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, OH—A new, green coating technology can provide tenfold improvement in corrosion and wear resistance on missile launchers, its U.S. Air Force developers say.


Paint-Stripper Bribery Draws in Others

A CEO indicted for bribing military base officials to buy his paint remover was the last, but not the least, person implicated in the plot, officials said Tuesday (Dec. 9).


Paint Stripper CEO Accused of Bribery

The founder of a paint remover maker faces up to 60 years in prison after his indictment on bribery charges and lying about whether his product met military standards, officials announced.


Jet Coatings Honored for Sustainability

A novel lightweight, longer-lasting aircraft coating system has drawn top honors from the Department of Defense, which plans to use it on a new generation of stealth jets.


EPA Settles with Military on Tank Issues

Three military bases in Virginia have paid federal regulators a combined $62,634 in fines to settle allegations of violating underground storage tank regulations.


USAF Investigates Foam System Death

Three investigations are underway after a defense contractor was killed and three others were injured in a foam fire suppression release at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida.


OSHA Whiplashes on Air Force Case

Federal health and safety officials have done an about-face in their case against Robins Air Force Base, cited earlier this month for excessive toxic exposures during paint removal operation...


OSHA Cites Air Force Sanding Operation

Toxic chemical exposures during paint-removal operations have once again landed an air base in trouble with federal health and safety authorities.


DOD Urged to Spruce Up Corrosion Plans

The U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force all need some spit and polish on their corrosion prevention and control programs, federal auditors say.


 
 
   

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