Composite Airframe Life Extension (CALE)


The Composite Airframe Life Extension (CALE) program will concentrate on identifying, developing, demonstrating and validating technology that will allow USAF airframe structural integrity managers to safely extend the certified service lives of airframes currently in the USAF fleet that contain advanced composite primary structure, without widespread replacement of aged structure with new, and without repeating an extensive, complex building block demonstration process. The CALE program will identify and develop technology to know and/or predict the residual strength, durability and damage tolerance, and reliability of advanced composite structure throughout the original, and if required new service life of the airframe.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
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Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Defense
Office: Department of the Air Force, Research Lab
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Cooperative Agreement, Procurement Contract
Number of Awards Available
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has cost sharing or matching requirements.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Headquarters Office
Ryan Huffman
Contract Negotiator
Phone 937-713-9927
E-mail Address
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