AI capability to improve CV-22 maintenance planning being tested by RaytheonNews
June 18, 2019
PARIS AIR SHOW. The U.S. military's V-22 joint program office are testing a new artificial intelligence (AI) tool with Raytheon to aid in determining when the multi-mode radar installed on U.S. Air Force CV-22 Ospreys needs repairs.
According to company officials, routine repairs on the CV-22 are scheduled whether or not maintenance is critical. This AI tool would use radar-collected performance data to ascertain when a repair is needed, keeping the planes operative and cost efficient.
Various commercial airlines already utilize this AI capability, equipping them with knowledge of the precise condition of their engines, and when and where the service should take place, officials say.
Using AI to predict maintenance needs would also allow the service to move the right tools, parts and technicians where and when they're needed.
Raytheon and the Air Force will continue to test this concept in the coming years with the intent of improving CV-22 readiness as early as 2020.