Unitech awarded composites contract for V-22 Osprey

Unitech, using advanced composite materials and novel integrated insulation techniques, will deliver a thermally sensitive ducting product that is also lightweight.

Unitech Composites and Structures Inc. (Hayden, Utah, USA), an AGC Aerospace & Defense Co., announced on Sept. 17 that it has been awarded a contract to produce lightweight, insulated ducting composites components for the V-22 Osprey Environmental Control System (ECS). The company recently completed tooling of the production line and will commence full production next quarter.

Unitech, using advanced composite materials and novel integrated insulation techniques, reportedly will deliver a thermally sensitive ducting product that is also lightweight. The new ECS design is backward compatible, so it can be used with older, currently fielded support systems. This technology is also available and being evaluated for other platforms.

“Unitech is honored to work with Boeing on this new, thermally insulated ducting system for the V-22 program,” stated Alan Haase, president of Unitech and the AGC Composites Group. “This system will provide an improved operating environment for our soldiers. And, providing a high quality product that helps our military is extremely important to us.”

Unitech designs and manufactures composite structures in the commercial and military aerospace industries. AGC Aerospace & Defense is the operating portfolio of aerospace and defense private equity group Acorn Growth Companies.