Lockheed Set to Test Liquidmetal Missile Canards

Lockheed Martin BlueLockheed Martin has received missile canards from amorphous alloys developer Liquidmetal as the defense contractor prepares to test the Extended Area Protection and Survivability missile interceptor.

Liquidmetal, in cooperation with Lockheed's design engineers, used its proprietary precision fabrication process to make the parts nearly identical, Liquidmetal said Tuesday.

The companies sought to make the parts tolerant to supersonic flight.

Lockheed's EAPS hit-to-kill rocket, artillery and mortar interceptor will be retrofitted with the canards ahead of the upcoming test.

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