in Defence

Meggitt signs fuel bladders supply contract with Northrop Grumman

Posted 6 August 2020 · Add Comment

Meggitt plc has received a three year continuation contract with Northrop Grumman Corporation for the supply of fuel bladders on the F/A-18 Super Hornet.



Above: The F/A-18 Super Hornet.
Courtesy Meggitt


The contract is valued at around $20 million and deliveries are scheduled to commence this month.

Using innovative polyurethane technology, Meggitt’s fuel bladders offer a long-life, lightweight solution that is highly flexible, durable and maintenance-free. Their unique self-sealing properties have proved fundamental in safeguarding both crew and aircraft from the impact of ground fire, ensuring a safe return to base.

Chris Allen, President of Meggitt’s Airframe division said, “The F/A-18 Super Hornet is the tactical aircraft of choice for the US Navy.

"We are very proud that our innovative fuel cell technology has been selected to support this next generation fighter, protecting both pilots and aircraft in mission critical situations around the world.”

 

 

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

Airbus reveals new zero-emission concept aircraft

Airbus has revealed three concepts for the world’s first zero-emission commercial aircraft, all running on hydrogen, which could enter service by 2035.

Filtronic appoints GTP as North American sales channel representative

Designer and manufacturer of RF, microwave and mmWave products for the wireless telecoms, mission-critical communications and defence applications markets, Filtronic plc, has signed an exclusive agreement with Global Telecom

Alloyed collaborates with TANIOBIS on alloy powder development

Kidlington based Alloyed is working collaboratively with TANIOBIS, to identify, develop, produce, and implement innovative high quality titanium and refractory alloy metal powders for advanced manufacturing applications,

Airbus selected for ESA’s new polar ice and snow topography mission

The European Space Agency (ESA) has selected Airbus to develop and build the Copernicus polar ice and snow topography mission (CRISTAL).

Primary schools invited to take RAF Glider Challenge

Primary schools across the UK are being invited to join a half-day virtual STEM workshop, free of charge.

Royal Marines Commandos to wear CORDURA NYCO uniforms

Chosen for its durability and high-performance characteristics, CORDURA NYCO fabric is being used to produce the next generation of highly advanced uniforms for the Royal Marines Commandos, designed and manufactured by Crye

ODU 0201311219
See us at