19-Dec-2012 Source: Matrix Composites
Matrix Composites, Inc. announced today the award of a significant contract from Materials Sciences Corporation (MSC) to produce carbon fiber reinforced composite Hardback assemblies for the U. S. Army’s Reduced Weight Missile Launcher (RWML) Program.
The project was awarded 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.
MSC chose to partner with Matrix Composites for their cost competitiveness, full service capabilities and twenty-year heritage in the military and aerospace sectors. “This partnership will help us fully deliver on our strategy by giving us added composite manufacturing expertise and strong production capabilities,” said MSC Projects Manager Rich Foedinger. “Matrix Composites is the perfect partner to help us fully realize the U.S. Army’s production goals.”
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 defense 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 1993 and has a proven track record of reliable, on-time performance.