Navy Tests 3D Learning Tool to Accelerate Readiness
BILT demonstrates maintenance force multiplier aboard test ship
GRAPEVINE, TX, September 7, 2022 – U.S. Navy sailors may soon be able to use the same 3D app to make repairs at sea that consumers at home use to assemble barbecue grills and fitness equipment. BILT Incorporated announced today its successful participation in REPTX, the Navy’s first-ever Repair Technology Exercise, to test and evaluate innovative products and services for expeditionary maintenance operations. The technical demonstrations were conducted aboard the Navy’s Self Defense Test Ship, the former USS Paul F. Foster (DD-964) based in Port Hueneme, California.
“BILT is poised to support sustainment and maintenance operations immediately,” says BILT Senior Federal Program Manager, Michael Rosales. He says hundreds of 3D instruction sets could be downloaded onto a single mobile device to save space, weight, and fuel. During the exercise, BILT worked with other participating companies in a test scenario that sailors could encounter at sea.