The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center has established a facility in Pittsburgh, Pa., that will provide training services to engineers and operators. The Advanced Technology and Training Center is slated to open on April 29 and will serve to validate potential technologies for the U.S. Air Force's sustainment enterprise, the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base said Friday.
The center's employees will cater on projects in the areas of robotics, automation, artificial intelligence in a move to apply them to Air Force needs. In addition, the facility will create predictive maintenance algorithms to confirm aircraft concerns through the use of AI methods.
“Part of the reason we chose Pittsburgh is because the area is known as an innovation hub, and there are numerous opportunities to collaborate with local universities and industry,” said Debbie Naguy, chief of product support engineering division at AFLCMC.