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Flight tests 3D printing’s potential to repair forward deployed jets

3D printing could provide spare parts for forward deployed aircraft

Saab has flown a 3D-printed replacement part on the exterior of a Gripen fighter jet for the first time. The test flight over the company’s facility at Linköping, Sweden, on March 19, 2021, potentially paves the way for 3D-printed parts to be used to make battlefield repairs.

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