It turns out that the U.S. military needs reverse engineering to maintain the bomber `` B-2''


Gonzalo Alonso

The procurement information notification system ' ' operated by the U.S. government has posted a recruitment of engineers in charge of reverse engineering of the bomber ' B-2 ' owned by the U.S. Air Force, and maintenance of the B-2 has been carried out. It became clear that we were in a difficult situation.

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According to the procurement information posted, the U.S. Air Force 'reverse engineered the heat exchanger of bomber B-2 and developed a process for vacuum brazing , post-brazing treatment and welding to replace defective parts. I want to do it.

In addition, the procurement information states that 'the government will provide two heat exchangers,' so the vehicle media

The Drive said, 'The US Air Force designed by analyzing products that already exist. It seems that they are looking for 'classical reverse engineering' to clarify. ' 'The heat exchanger blueprints and manufacturing process may have been lost due to military secrecy, reliance on specific craftsmen, etc.' as to why the U.S. Air Force needed reverse engineering. increase.

In addition, as the U.S. Air Force has requested the development of a 3D scanning system for fighter aircraft maintenance, 'modern technology could allow fast and accurate reverse engineering of aging weapons.' I'm talking.

In the past, the bomber ' B-52 ' also required reverse engineering for maintenance, and Will Roper, assistant secretary of procurement, technology, and military affairs of the US Air Force, said, 'We are weapons. We will investigate the reproducibility of the parts used in the aircraft and reverse engineer if necessary. ' Drive expects.

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