Jay Jira, technology transition lead, Air Force Research Laboratory Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, evaluates turbine engine rotating components for evidence of initiated damage that may limit the useful life of the component in fighter aircraft. "The technology options AFRL provides give our warfighters an advantage on the battlefields of today and tomorrow,” said AFRL commander Maj. Gen. Thomas Masiello. “Those options help ensure we are on the right side of an unfair fight against America's adversaries, and it's our mission to keep it that way.” (Air Force photo by Michele Eaton)
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