Curtiss-Wright enters US Army's Multi-Mission Launcher system development program 20508154

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Curtiss-Wright enters US Army's Multi-Mission Launcher system development program
Curtiss-Wright Corporation announced Tuesday August 4 that it has received an initial contract to supply elevation and hatch control electromechanical actuators for use on the U.S. Army Multi-Mission Launcher (MML) in support of the Indirect Fire Protection Capability (IFPC) program. Under the agreement, Curtiss-Wright will provide modified solutions based on its Exlar® electromechanical actuation technologies, as well as hatch actuation controls and engineering services.
     
Curtiss Wright enters US Army s Multi Mission Launcher system development program 640 001US Army's Multi-Mission Launcher Launch Demonstration Unit
     
The actuation systems will be modified Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (M-COTS) solutions in-line with the Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center's (AMRDEC) requirement for open system architecture. The estimated potential contract value over the life of the program is approximately $75 million.

"Curtiss-Wright has a proven record of developing and delivering state-of-the art solutions, providing advanced technology and high reliability to support the needs of our military customers," said David C. Adams, Chairman and CEO of Curtiss-Wright Corporation. "Our ability to support AMRDEC's rapid development and prototyping approach on the MML program, along with our unique product and service capabilities, is key to our success. We look forward to working with the U.S. Army on this important program."

The MML is a next generation air defense launcher built on open system architecture and will have the capability to launch a variety of interceptors for comprehensive air defense against a variety of unmanned and cruise missile threats. AMRDEC is the lead developer on the MML program. The Curtiss-Wright Sensors & Controls division facility in Chanhassen, MN is performing the work under these contracts.

In March 2015, the US Army successfully completed a launch demonstration of three missile launches from the Multi-Mission Launcher Launch Demonstration Unit.

The successful firing of the missiles served to verify the tube integrity and missile stack integration of the MML. The IFPC Inc 2-I program remains on schedule to conduct an engineering demonstration in March 2016.

The AMRDEC MML Program is designing, fabricating and will deliver two MML prototypes for integration into the IFPC Inc 2-I system during the technology maturation and risk reduction phase of development. The MML is a next generation air defense launcher that is built on open system architecture and will have the capability to launch a variety of interceptors for comprehensive air defense against a variety of unmanned and cruise missile threats.

The Army plans to field the system in 2019.

 

 

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