Montville, NJ (PRWEB) September 8, 2009
Marotta Controls is proud to announce that it has received an additional order for over 450 MPACT-3000 high-pressure pure air generation systems (PAGS) from the US Navy.
MPACT (Pure Air Compression Technology) is a complete airborne compression system that provides a continuous on-board supply of high-pressure pure air required for the cryogenic cooling of infra-red missiles. Consisting of three main components, an electronic controller, micro-compressor and valve/manifold assembly, the MPACT-3000 is installed in either the LAU-7 or LAU-127 missile launcher as a direct replacement for the nitrogen receiver assembly.
The MPACT system increases the efficiency of infra-red missile seeker cooling systems as well as reduces maintenance and logistics costs further down the supply chain. Since MPACT provides a continuous supply of pure air, running out of coolant is one less worry for the warfighter. The ground crew also benefits by eliminating the manual filling and replacing of gas bottles, directly improving the turnaround time for the aircraft on the flight line.
"We are pleased to continue to supply the Navy with complete MPACT systems for use in the LAU-7 and LAU-127 launchers on the F/A-18A/F," said Michael Leahan, vice president and chief sales officer of Marotta. "This follow-on order reflects our efforts to become a key supplier of high-pressure pure air generation systems to the US Navy, and we look forward to working with NAVAIR on future projects."
Production of the MPACT system is ongoing in Marotta's new dedicated lean manufacturing cell featuring state-of-the-art fixtures and procedures, with first deliveries having commenced in early August.
The integration of MPACT technologies into other platforms is proceeding at a rapid pace and on many fronts. Marotta is working with the Boeing Company to integrate its MPACT system into the P-8A Poseidon Navy reconnaissance aircraft, and will provide the high-pressure compressed air required for weapon ejection on both the forward fuselage and wing pylon weapon stations. The MPACT is also under consideration for future programs such as Joint Air to Ground Missile (JAGM) and Multi Purpose Bomb Rack (MPBR).
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 P-8A Poseidon. Additionally, Marotta contributes to several international commercial programs. Marotta offers a wide range of systems, products and services in market sectors including Electronic Control Systems, Pneumatic Weapon Ejection Systems, IR Missile Seeker Cooling Systems, High Pressure Pure Air Generation Systems, Satellite Propulsion Systems, Surface and Undersea Warfare Systems, and Intelligent Composite Systems.
Contact: Tara Castorina, Marotta Controls, Inc., 973.334.7800 http://www.marotta.com