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Technology Summaries

The Ruck Dock

The US Air Force Research Laboratory seeks companies to license and manufacture the Ruck Dock, a load carriage connector system designed to enable rapid mounting and demounting of personal load bearing equipment

Low Alloy, High Impact Toughness Steel

The US Air Force Research Laboratory at Eglin AFB has developed and scaled up to 200,000lb+ quantity USAF-96TM Steel. USAF-96 Steel is a low alloy steel that when thermally processed with the inventive method has the following typical values: an ultimate tensile strength of 245 ksi; yield strength at 0.2% offset of 187 ksi; elongation to failure of 13%; and an impact toughness as measured with a Charpy V-notch test @ -40oC of 30 ft-lb.