Dover Helps AFRL Make C-17s Safer, Lighter, More Fuel Efficient

DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. — The Air Force Research Laboratory’s Advanced Power Technology Office (APTO), Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, collaborated with Dover Air Force Base and private companies on programs to make the entire C-17 Globemaster III fleet lighter, safer and more fuel efficient for the future at Dover Air Force Base Jan. 30, 2018.

Three programs currently being developed by APTO to improve Air Mobility Command’s C-17 fleet include the installation of Microvanes, the use of synthetic tie-downs instead of cargo chains and the use of winch cables instead of steel cables

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