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Contracts - Awards | Missiles - Air-Air | Other Corporation | USA

$13.8M for AMRAAM & Sidewinder Launcher Components (updated)

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F-18C displays both(click to view full) Marotta Controls, Inc. in Montville, N.J., is being awarded a $13.8 million firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contract for the production of up to 400 Pure Air Generating Systems (PAGS) for integration into the LAU-7 and LAU-127 missile rail launchers, special test equipment, and engineering and technical support services. Work will be performed in Montville, NJ and is expected to be complete in December 2007. This contract was competitively procured via an electronic request for proposals, and three offers were received by the Naval Air Systems Command at Patuxent River, MD (N00019-06-D-0019). What’s a LAU-27? And what does a pure air generating system have to do with missile launches, exactly? We’ll start with the latter, as Marotta clarifies: LAU-127 & missile(click to view full) “Marotta’s M-PACT will supply the high-pressure compressed air required to achieve on-board cryogenic cooling of the infra-red missile seeker head. M-PACT is a complete pneumatic system comprised of three main components: a valve manifold with integral accumulator assembly, a miniature compressor, and an electronic controller designed by Marotta for this specific high-pressure pure air generating application.” See this link for more on the M-PACT system, and see also the corporate press release. […]

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