DAVIS–MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. – The F-16 jet fighter is the most plentiful aircraft in the world according to a new report, World Air Forces, and that means the Air Force has no plans to get rid of it soon. Arizona Public Media reports. Continue reading original article
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19 Nov. 2021 -- At the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG) at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. -- better-known as The Boneyard -- two of the planes stored in the desert are getting a new life that will help maintain and upgrade the plane.
“The Air Force is building a digital twin of the F-16,” says Col. Neil Aurelio, AMARG commander. “So AMARG is providing the hardware to make it happen.”
The Boneyard sent two F-16s to the National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) at Wichita State University in Wichita, Kan., for the digital twin project. A digital twin means NIAR is taking 2-D drawings of the plane and moving them into the 3-D world.
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