Joint strike fighter gets cleaned up.

Author:Williams, Robert H.
Position::TECH TALK
 
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JOINT STRIKE Fighter testers at Edward Air Force Base, Calif., are perfecting processes to cleanse the aircraft of biological and chemical contamination.

Biological decontamination, which could be aimed at a lethal agent such as anthrax, involves placing the aircraft in an inflatable hanger and exposing it to vaporized hydrogen peroxide. Officials say the procedure generally takes 48 to 72 hours. As the process is completed, the hydrogen peroxide breaks down into water and oxygen.

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