St. Inigoes, MD (Jul. 10, 2002) -- Chuck O'Brien, team leader for Naval Air Systems Commands (NAVAIR's) Automatic Identification Technology (AIT) group, holds up several samples of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags. The NAVAIR AIT groups laboratory is responsible for developing and evaluating potential process improvements to Navy functions by incorporating AIT mediums such as the RFID tags. The tags can be scanned or "read" at a distance - quickly and reliably. A prototype system was installed aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) and USS Normandy (CG 60) to demonstrate positive inventory control of aviation repairables without paper documentation as well as show receipt, stowage, and issuance of repair parts and track the movement of material around the ships. U.S. Navy photo by Vicky Falcon.
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