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Meggitt signs $16M contract with Chemring Australia for the supply of advanced heat resistant composites on the F35 aircraft

Meggitt PLC, a leading international company specialising in high performance components and subsystems for the aerospace, defence, and selected energy markets, has signed a $16million contract with Chemring Australia Pty for the supply of flare countermeasure assemblies on the F35 fighter jet. This contract award further increases Meggitt content and scope on this world leading multirole combat aircraft.

The flare countermeasure assembly is critical to survival in a combat situation and provides decoy heat signatures to enable the aircraft to return to base safely. The assembly uses Meggitt’s innovative and proprietary advanced composite material capable of withstanding extreme temperatures whilst also providing significant weight savings compared to conventional steel housings.

Dennis Hutton, Meggitt’s President of Engine Systems, said: “Designing a composite capable of withstanding such extreme temperatures was a challenge we were more than happy to accept. Through our close working partnership with Chemring, we are proud to provide this tailor-made material solution, developed to meet a demanding specification that supports safe operation for defence forces world-wide.”

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Source: Meggitt PLC
Date: Sep 23, 2019


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