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Honeywell technology for GMLRS Extended Range

10th August 2018 - 12:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


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Honeywell will supply its control actuation system for Lockheed Martin’s Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) Extended Range, the company announced on 6 August.

Lockheed Martin is carrying out work to improve the GMLRS to enable rockets to effectively control and steer their way over the battlefield at growing distances, eliminating mission-critical targets with less collateral damage.

Honeywell’s control actuation system will support the reliable delivery of rockets. The system is composed of a control unit and four actuators that independently position fins placed around the rocket to improve its direction in flight.

Stevan Slijepcevic, president, mechanical systems and components, Honeywell Aerospace, said: ‘Honeywell’s leadership in missile guidance is earned through reliability and performance; however, additive manufacturing and innovative design practices are helping us stay ahead and meet the needs of Lockheed Martin.

‘We’ve seen excellent promise from additive manufacturing on the aerospace side with faster design and production, and now our defence products are better for it as well. We are able to reduce weight, remove costs and shorten the supply times so that our control actuation system is delivered to Lockheed Martin within affordability targets without compromising on performance or integrity.’

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