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GKN Aerospace to supply Mk30 canisters for Raytheon Technologies' ESSM

Posted 5 October 2020 · Add Comment

GKN Aerospace has signed a contract with Raytheon Technologies to supply Mk30 missile canisters for the Raytheon Evolved SeaSparrow Missile (ESSM).



Above: Launch of a Raytheon Technologies' Evolved SeaSparrow Missile (ESSM).
Courtesy GKN Aerospace


GKN Aerospace has signed a contract with Raytheon Technologies to supply Mk30 missile canisters for the Raytheon Evolved SeaSparrow Missile (ESSM).

GKN Aerospace’s Fokker business is the sole-source manufacturer of the lightweight canister and leverages a long history of manufacturing high-quality composite missile canisters for Raytheon Technologies.

The Mk30 missile canisters are manufactured through a unique process of filament winding followed by vacuum infusion and can be used for up to 10 missile launches while surviving restrained firing. Refurbishment time between firings is very short providing excellent lifecycle costs.

Krisstie Kondrotis, President - Defense Business, GKN Aerospace said: “This follow-on contract reinforces our partnership with Raytheon Technologies and is a testimate to our global workforce collaborating to provide the best technology to partners around the world.

"I am extremely proud of our GKN Fokker team as they continue to uphold our commitment of quality and on-time delivery to our customers.”


 

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