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World-Unique Tire Testing Capability Saves Millions for Warfighters

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, OH (AFNS) — The ability of an aircraft’s tires to endure a landing at high speeds is critical to an Air Force pilot returning to land following an operational flight.

However, predicting aircraft tire wear is a complex, time-intensive phenomenon, highly dependent on multiple variables. Historically, testers focused on the structural integrity of a tire prior to fielding and use. The ability to quickly and accurately predict tire wear remained a challenge across the logistics community – until now.