23 Feb '18, 10pm

This airman’s great idea just won the Air Force’s first Spark Tank innovation prize https://t.co/fLQzdqO7Kl

This airman’s great idea just won the Air Force’s first Spark Tank innovation prize https://t.co/fLQzdqO7Kl

A more efficient way to collect and sort spent brass casings from fired bullets and remove cartridges that have not yet been fired. The Air Force now sells its spent brass for recycling, but unfired cartridges have to be sorted and removed by hand. The new “Brass to Bucks” system uses a machine to sort the brass. It was developed by 1st Lt. James Eimers of the 90th Munitions Squadron at F.E. Warren Air Force Base in Wyoming. A mobile pod stand developed by Senior Airman Christopher Caruso of the 31st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Aviano Air Base in Italy. This stand is intended to make it easier for maintainers to perform maintenance or op checks on pods. An augmented reality training system for maintainers called MOTAR, or Maintenance Operations and Training Augmented Reality, developed by Master Sgt. Thomas Crider at the 164th Airlift Wing at the Memphis Air National ...

Full article: https://www.airforcetimes.com/news/your-air-force/2018/02...

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