AGC AeroComposites to supply armament for MH-60M fleet

Oklahoma-based AGC AeroComposites has won production of the multi-station lightweight armament support system (MSLASS) wings for the MH-60M Black Hawk helicopter.

AGC AeroComposites (Oklahoma City, OK, US), an AGC Aerospace & Defense company and global supplier of composite aerostructures and components, reports that it has been awarded production of the multi-station lightweight armament support system (MSLASS) wings for the MH-60M Black Hawk helicopter fleet. AGC will deliver eight ship sets of MSLASS wings to the US Army Special Operations Forces Support Activity (SOFSA).

The MSLASS is a lightweight, corrosion-resistant direct replacement for the external stores support system (ESSS) multi-station weapons platform. AGC says MSLASS offers a 35% weight reduction compared to the legacy metal ESSS. AGC’s MSLASS fits existing Sikorsky UH-60 interfaces and uses the same installation kits and procedures. AGC also says it supports the M230, M261 and M272 weapon system loads, maintains a neutral lift and reduces drag.

In addition to the MSLASS, AGC produces the lightweight armament support system (LASS), a single-station weapons pylon for the UH-60, as well as the composite universal weapons pylon (CUWP) for the US Army Kiowa Warrior and Bell 407 helicopter. 

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