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Top Aerospace Innovations Of 2018

Skyhawkparts | 05/02/2019

With the aerospace platform really taking off the past few years, there has been an uptick on who can produce the next greatest technological feat.  The mystery and magnitude of space is surely becoming the next frontier.  Up to this point there has been only sci-fi movies that give us a glimpse into what lays in the universe.  But new ventures have been joining the forefront to compete with historical companies like Nasa to get in the space game.

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Brown-out Solution, The CH-53K King Stallion

Skyhawkparts | 01/07/2019

A Helicopter pilots worst nightmare is the possibility of a Brown-out.

In aeronautics a Brown-out is simply defined as an in-flight visibility restriction. In basic terms, a helicopter’s rotor kicks up some serious dust clouds especially in the desert and can make the pilot feel as if they are moving, even if the unit is perfectly stable. This can lead to spatial disorientation and loss of situational awareness. This has often lead pilots to compare landing a helicopter with their eyes shut. A pilot may feel they need to level the vehicle which results in an accident and causes a rollover or catastrophic crash. Brown-outs have damaged more helicopters in recent defense operations than any other potential hazards in the last 13 years.

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The Power Of The NSN (National Stock Number)

Admin | 01/02/2019

What is an NSN and why is it so important and how is it used?

The first action when it comes to the NSN is to understand what it is and why it is so vital to the Military.

It is an official label for a part that is frequently processed through the Federal Supply System. Picture a truck or car. With every vehicle it is assigned a Vin No. or Serial No. This is the case for military parts. Every part from fasteners, nuts, bolts, engines, to a stick of deodorant or case of beer is assigned a NSN. This allows the government to track these parts and re-order them when needed. Our job as a procurement agency is to find these parts through various vendors, suppliers, and manufacturers to assist in facilitating their project or mission. There are over 6.5 million active NSNs in the Federal Supply System, and over 9 million non-US managed parts in the NATO system.

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