Fusion splice repair passes field tests
Tech. Sgt. Harvey, 309th Expeditionary Depot Maintenance avionics technician, performs a fiber optic fusion splice repair on an F-35A Lightning II at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, Sept. 12, 2019. The Air Force Sustainment Center and Air Force Research Laboratory worked with the 309th Aircraft Battle Damage Repair and Expeditionary Depot Maintnenace team to field test fusion repairs on fifth-generation aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by R. Nial Bradshaw)