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A UH-60L fuselage and operational helicopter were transported from Corpus Christi Army Depot to Wichita State University where researchers at the National Institute of Aviation Research (NIAR) will create a virtual model of the work horse of Army aviation.
High tech breathes new life into aging helicopter fleet
By Lisa Simunaci | May 20, 2020
The Army is turning to “digital-twin” technology to resolve challenges and boost efficiencies for its enduring fleet of Black Hawk helicopters.

Miles Owen, a metrologist with the Army Primary Standards Laboratory, counts aerosol particles deposited onto a silicon wafer in the APSL clean room. The measurement is part of a research project to calibrate particle counters using large aerosol particles in the size range of bacteria, with application to environmental monitors and biological defense sensors.
USATA’s operations continue during COVID-19
By Miles Brown, AMCOM Public Affairs Specialist | May 15, 2020
The nature of metrologists is to be methodical, deliberate and calculated when it comes to calibrating precision measurement equipment. That mentality aids them well when adjusting day-to-day operations to keep everyone safe across the U.S. Army TMDE Activity, USATA for short, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jonathan Lopez (right) and Michael Lee, aircraft electricians in the assembly repair division at the Corpus Christi Army Depot, Texas, install the data concentrator units wiring as part of the UH-60L to UH-60V helicopter upgrade. (U.S. Army photo by Ervey Martinez)
Depot artisans upgrade enduring fleet
By Lisa Simunaci | May 15, 2020
A program that modernizes Black Hawk helicopters maximizes Corpus Christi Army Depot’s capabilities as part of a winning readiness strategy for U.S. Army aviation.

Logan Robinson, Letterkenny Army Depot (LEAD) (right), demonstrates an isolation gown prototype to James Eichelberger, WellSpan, at the LEAD upholstery shop on April 23, 2020. LEAD is currently producing personal protective equipment (PPE) for WellSpan to help combat COVID-19. (U.S. Army photo by Pam Goodhart)
Military mission pivots to assist healthcare company during COVID-19
By Dorie Heyer | May 14, 2020
Letterkenny Army Depot’s upholstery shop recently switched gears from its military mission to produce personal protective equipment for a local health system.

Team members from a Huntsville-based defense industry contractor, SES-i, who refurbished these two UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters for Afghanistan under a U.S Army Security Assistance Command foreign military sales case, prepare to upload the helicopters into an Antonov AN-124, at the airfield in Huntsville, Alabama, April 26, 2019.  US Army photo by Richard Bumgardner, USASAC Public Affairs.
SAMD performance stays on track amid COVID-19 measures
By Gina Baltrusch | May 6, 2020
When telework and travel restrictions became the prescription to help slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, employees of the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command’s Security Assistance Management Directorate (SAMD) were prepared to adapt.
 

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