Air Force invests in developing nanotechnology

The Air Force awarded Nanocomp a Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) contract to look at using carbon nano-tubes to replace copper wiring for aviation applications. See the press release. As previously discussed in this post, the Services use things like SBIR to do basic research in interesting technology that might have future benefits. Nanotechnology obviously is an area that the military may see a lot of good things from. The goal here is to reduce the total weight of the wiring harnesses in Air Force systems.

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