It is a new world in military maintenance, or at least it is trying to be. Technologies are changing as a new generation of military aircraft comes on line and as manufacturers develop an even newer generation. The fighters and other platforms of the future will be much smarter, more reliable and much easier to keep on the flight line, if plans work out. Meanwhile, mature planes need to keep flying. These senior jets are getting older, a bit rustier and much more complicated to maintain. ...

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