Space mission maximized via minimized survivability
CFRP design and manufacturing flexibility prove key in first spacecraft fuel tank designed to disintegrate upon reentry for improved mission efficiency and debris mitigation.
Cobham wins auxiliary fuel tanks contract with Embraer
Cobham has won a contract from Embraer Defense and Security worth $30 million to develop and supply the Auxiliary Fuselage Fuel Tank for the KC-390 tanker.
Cobham to make radomes for Embraer transport
Cobham Antenna Systems will design and manufacture nose radomes for Embraer's KC-390 military transport aircraft developed for the Brazilian Air Force. First flight is scheduled for 2014.
Cobham composite casing aboard first MALD-J flight
The U.S. Air Force has completed a flight test of a MALD-J (Miniature Air-Launched Decoy) with a composite external casing produced by Cobham Composites.
Cobham wins follow-on contract for composite missile components
Cobham Analytic Solutions has received a follow-on production contract valued at $5.7 million from Raytheon/Lockheed Martin Javelin Joint Venture in support of the Javelin missile program.
Cobham's military decoy with composites fuselage approved for production
Miniature Air-Launched Decoy (MALD) is a state-of-the-art, low-cost flight vehicle that is modular, air-launched and programmable. It weighs less than 300 lb/136 kg and has a range of approximately 500 nautical miles.
Cobham Composites opens newest facility in Suffolk, Va.
Facility will manufacture bomb covers, Miniature Air-Launched Decoy fuselages, CH-53K helicopter rotor components, and internal components for F-135 and F-119 engines; plant will employ 200 by 2014, with more expected.
SPARTA nets JAVELIN missile components contract continuation
SPARTA will continue to make composite airframe components for the Raytheon/Lockheed Martin JAVELIN joint venture.
SPARTA Composite Products
SPARTA Composite Products (SPARTA, San Diego, Calif.) recently delivered NLOS-LS (Non-Line-Of-Site Launch System) Precision Attack Missile (PAM) all up round (AUR) containers to Raytheon Missile Systems (Tucson, Ariz.). The transportable composite containers are a part of the NLOS-LS Container Launch Unit (CLU),
SPARTA delivers missile containers to Raytheon
The composite all up round (AUR) containers were used in two successful launches and
flight tests of the NLOS-LS PAM Missile.
SAMPE ’08 technology showcase
Billed as the world’s largest advanced materials trade event, SAMPE’s 2008 Symposium and Exhibition returned to Long Beach.
Composites target tactical missiles
Composite benefits are surmounting obstacles in manufacture of small, high-volume missile systems.
Parts consolidation key to lower cost composites
Reducing part count creates new engineering challenges.