Montville, NJ (PRWEB) August 8, 2008
Marotta Controls is proud to announce the successful completion of First Article Inspection and Delivery of the MPACT 6000 to The Boeing Company for pneumatic weapon ejection on the P-8A Poseidon. This is the first unit in support of the new MPACT Pure Air Compression Technology systems development program.
MPACT is a complete pneumatic system which generates the high-pressure compressed air required to jettison weapons from various military aircraft. Reusable, clean and safer than its pyrotechnic predecessors, the new MPACT is one of the most powerful ways for the warfighter to release stores. The MPACT 6000 is used on the forward fuselage of the P-8A Poseidon, a variant of the Boeing 737-800 which is under development for the United States Navy. The P-8A will provide persistent anti-submarine warfare, as well as anti-surface warfare, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance.
As part of First Article Inspection, the MPACT was subjected to several hundred hours of Safety of Flight Testing (SFT). During that process the MPACT components were analyzed and evaluated while subjected to rigorous temperature, vibration, acceleration, altitude and service life tests. This successful SFT completion and delivery of the MPACT system is a key milestone for the program.
"This is a new chapter in Marotta history and part of a turnaround that Marotta began in 2002," said Michael Leahan, Vice President and Chief Sales Officer of Marotta. "Over the past six years we have masterminded the technical innovations that have changed our company. We listened to our customers and built on our engineering capability through substantial investment in machinery and technically accomplished people. This has been a highly anticipated delivery, and we are proud to release the first MPACT to The Boeing Company. Completing this phase moves us one step closer to production."
About Marotta Controls
Marotta is a contributor to today's most significant military, marine, commercial aerospace and space programs, including the F-18, F-22, F-35, and the P8-A. Marotta offers a wide range of systems, products and services including Electronic Control Systems, Pneumatic Weapon Ejection Systems, IR Missile Seeker Cooling Systems and High Pressure Pure Air Generation Systems.
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