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Dover helps AFRL make C-17s safer, lighter, more fuel efficient
Application engineers from Samson Rope, Ferndale, Wash., brought the proposed synthetic winch cable for C-17 Globemaster III maintainers to wind on a winch assembly, Jan. 30, 2018, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. The 280-foot synthetic winch cable weighs 14 pounds and is 83 percent lighter than the current 80 pound steel wire cable. (U.S. Air Force photo by Roland Balik)