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US looks to runway crater repair technologies

5th December 2018 - 14:00 GMT | by Scott Gourley in California

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The US military is conducting market research to identify commercially available technologies to support the US Army Corps of Engineers’ Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) exploration of crater repair capping materials. 

The research effort was outlined in a ‘sources sought’ announcement released on 3 December 2018.

According to the announcement, the US armed forces have identified a need for ‘advanced technologies for rapidly repairing a damaged airfield to support expeditionary missions with as little materiel requirements as possible’.

It explains: ‘When airfields are attacked, the results often produce various size craters and spalls in the pavement. In some cases,

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