The U.S. Navy is betting on innovative technologies, processes and people to keep its aging aircraft fleets flying until replacements arrive, an approach that could benefit other services as well, a top naval aviator told a Washington audience yesterday. Speaking at the first Naval-Industry R&D Partnership Conference, sponsored by the Office of Naval Research, Rear Adm. Jeffrey A. Cook, vice commander of Naval Air Systems Command, said the average age of U.S. Navy aircraft has ...

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