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Low Observable Aircraft Structural Maintenance

Overview: Low Observable is more commonly termed stealth, which describes the remarkable capability of the B-2 Spirit bomber, F-22 Raptor jet fighter and F-35 Lightning multirole fighter to minimize conventional radar detection through the use of protective coatings and other techniques. Low Observable Aircraft Structural Maintenance personnel design, fabricate and modify the unique metals, plastics, composite and bonded materials that create the stealth effect.

Position: Enlisted


Specific Tasks:

  • Evaluate, install, remove and repair low observable coatings 
  • Design, repair, modify and fabricate aircraft, metal, plastic, composite, advanced composite, LO and bonded structural parts and components 
  • Assemble and repair using special fasteners and adhesives


  • Completion of high school with courses in mathematics, algebra, chemistry, physics, mechanical drawing and metal working is desirable
  • ASVAB score of 47 on Mechanical 


  • Candidates without prior military experience are required to attend 8.5 weeks of Basic Military Training (BMT) at JB San Antonio-Lackland, TX; followed by Technical Training 

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