Rapid Forward Deployment Made Easier with Composite Airfield Matting
AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB TYNDALL AFB FL MATERIALS AND MANUFACTURING DIRECTORATE
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To achieve the Air Forces vision of Global Vigilance, Reach, and Power, deployment and sustainment of forces are extremely important. Being able to respond quickly and decisively anywhere in the work relies on a myriad of combat support activities that occur on the ground. Many aircraft sorties are typically required to bring in equipment, supplies, and personnel when the Air Force deploys to a remote location. As the operation or conflict continues and intensifies, available parking space at these remote locations is quickly exhausted. Therefore, expanding aircraft parking aprons to increase the Maximum on Ground MOG requirements at airfields supporting contingency operations is critical. ...Consequently, the type of airfield and the mission requirements dictate the MOG needs, which in turn determine the amount of parking area expansion needed. These factors determine the manpower and time required for installation of the mat system.
- Terminal Flight Facilities
- Laminates and Composite Materials
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies