Project Announcement: Inspection and Fractographic Analysis to Develop a Digital Twin for a Legacy Aircraft – Phase IV

The U.S. Air Force is partnering with industry and academia on a multi-phased initiative to evaluate the benefits of using a digital twin within the B-1 environment. This project will provide the military with “non-proprietary government-owned” models and methods that can be used to evaluate damage or changes to the aircraft usage in order to repair, modify the design, modify structural inspection intervals or even re-evaluate the design life of the asset – the end result being an environment that provides the best possible aircraft sustainment and fleet readiness.

To learn more about this project contact We encourage the participation of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs), including Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) and Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs).