28 Jun '18, 9pm

Military Repair Depots Eye Flying Robots, 3D Printing to Improve Ops

Military Repair Depots Eye Flying Robots, 3D Printing to Improve Ops

They may operate in World War II-era buildings, but many U.S. Army and Marine Corps equipment repair depots are turning to robotics and other modern technology to keep up with the future force. Army and Marine logistics officials briefed lawmakers from the House Armed Services Committee today on how both services are modernizing their operations. Members of the readiness subcommittee wanted to know how the services are attempting to upgrade the outdated systems used for everything from tracking logistics to repairing the armored vehicles, trucks and aircraft the U.S. military's ground combat forces rely on every day. Marine Brig. Gen. Joseph Shrader, the new commander of Marine Corps Logistics Command, told lawmakers he wants to use robotics to modernize the Corps' logistics operations. He said he had a vision of a warehouse that used radio frequency identification tags to...

Full article: https://www.military.com/daily-news/2018/06/28/military-r...

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