USAF staging ejection seat risk-reduction demo as it eyes 2019 competition

By Courtney Albon / November 1, 2018 at 4:56 PM
ST. GEORGE, UT -- As the Air Force prepares to release a request for proposals for a next-generation ejection seat to meet new safety and performance requirements, the service is working with two leading seatmakers to reduce risk before the competition starts. The service has awarded contracts to UTC Aerospace Systems and Martin-Baker to conduct an egress feasibility study, which will include a sled-test demonstration of their seats. John Fyfe, director of Air Force programs at UTAS, said he expects...

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