16 October 2007
16 October 2007
Sparta Composite Products recently began shipments of NLOS-LS (Non-Line-Of-Site Launch System) Precision Attack Missile (PAM) all up round (AUR) Containers for final delivery to the Army Evaluation Task Force (AETF).
Sparta is responsible for the design, development, qualification and production and assembly of the NLOS-LS PAM AUR containers under contract to Raytheon Missile Systems.
David Money, Sparta Composites’ NLOS-LS PAM Container Program Co-Manager said, “the lightweight composite NLOS-LS PAM Containers enhance the functionality of the NLOS-LS system by providing PAM Missile transportation, long term Depot storage, and Combat Environment protection, as well as providing a launch platform for the PAM missile. The Container is designed to require little or no maintenance throughout the expected life of the system.”
Australian organisations Austrak, Laing O’Rourke and the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) have joined forces to develop polymer composite solutions for bridge transoms in a $10 million project titled Polymer Composite Transoms for Rail Bridge Deck Replacement (CompTrans).
The American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) led a Transportation and Defence Fly-In, 25-26 September 2018, during which ACMA members and staff met with more than 75 congressional offices and several key decision makers from federal agencies.
As the rail sector looks to new technologies to enable it to answer sustainability, performance and cost challenges, applications for pultruded composites are set to grow, according to a new report from the European Pultrusion Technology Association (EPTA). Lightweight, high performance, durable composites offer energy efficient solutions with lower environmental impact and reduced through-life costs in rolling stock and rail infrastructure.