Matrix Composites have announced the award of a contract from Materials Sciences Corporation (MSC) to produce carbon fibre reinforced composite Hardback assemblies for the US Army’s Reduced Weight Missile Launcher (RWML) Program.
The project was given to Matrix Composites to continue the US Army’s Armed Scout Helicopter (ASH) and Joint Attack Munition Systems (JAMS) Project Offices goals for reduced weight, low-cost and long life assemblies for the Kiowa Helicopter. Production of the Hardback assemblies will be performed in Matrix Composites’ Rockledge, FL manufacturing plant and is expected to be complete by 2014.
Matrix Composites’ Vice President Ken Swarner said,
We take pride in producing dependable products that support our military in combat operations. The lightweight composite Hardbacks for the RWML Program provide an enhanced capability to the U.S. military and demonstrates our commitment to improving our force’s effectiveness.
Matrix Composites is a full service provider to the aerospace and defence industries with particular emphasis on critical structures fabricated with polymeric composites. The Company has provided composite design, analysis, tooling, materials testing and manufacturing services since the early 90’s