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Collinear Group Teams Up with Air Force Research Laboratory for Digital Transformation Project

Seattle, Washington, USA, May 24th 2023- Collinear Group, an aerospace innovation and technology solutions provider, has announced its partnership with the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) as part of the Digital, Research, Innovation, Validation and Experimentation (D.R.I.V.E.) consortium. The consortium draws upon the best and the brightest for accomplishing a digital transformation of the U.S. Air Force. The scope is broad and intended to touch every aspect of the entire U.S. Air Force value-chain, which as a result will necessitate engagement with a variety of industry stakeholders and academic institutions.

The DRIVE consortium will collaborate on a range of projects that are aimed at advancing technologies in areas such as artificial intelligence, robotics, and cyber security. According to Collinear Group CEO Saul Bankaitis “Our team is excited to work with the AFRL on several initiatives and build on our existing digital transformation projects across numerous U.S. Air Force platforms and programs. We believe that our combined efforts will result in breakthroughs that can help the U.S. Air Force stay ahead of the curve when it comes to technology and our national interest."

The Air Force Research Laboratory leads the discovery, development and integration of affordable warfighting technologies for our air, space and cyberspace forces. The DRIVE consortium will provide a collaborative working space where all relevant stakeholders can come together to achieve the desired U.S. Air Force digitization future state. "We are looking forward to working closely with Collinear Group and other Drive members on our joint mission," said Dr. Bill Bernstein, Technical Advisor for the Digital Manufacturing and Supply Chain Branch in the Manufacturing and Industrial Technologies Division at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). "The expertise across DRIVE’s membership in emerging technologies in the digital manufacturing and digital engineering verticals will be invaluable in helping us achieve our goals."

This partnership marks a major milestone for both organizations and with this collaboration, both groups are taking a big step towards creating more effective and efficient ways of designing, manufacturing and maintaining the warfighters of the future.

About Collinear Group LLC - For more than 10 years, Collinear Group has been committed to being a market leader in providing innovative advisory, engineering, and digital solutions across the entire value chain of the aerospace and defense industry. From design and certification, to manufacturing and aftermarket operations - Collinear Group’s unique blend of fast-track innovation, digitally integrated methods and regulatory experience has proven critical for today’s complex and competitive aerospace and defense market.

About the Airforce Research Laboratory- AFRL leads the discovery, development and delivery of warfighting technologies for our air, space and cyberspace forces. We’re pushing the boundaries and creating a new tomorrow through unparalleled research.

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