Marotta Controls to Provide Control Actuation System for Boeing-Navy Supersonic Missile Demonstrator

Marotta Controls to Provide Control Actuation System for Boeing-Navy Supersonic Missile Demonstrator
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Montville, New Jersey-based aerospace and defense supplier Marotta Controls will produce an electromechanical technology that would help Boeing and the U.S. Navy demonstrate carrier-based supersonic weapons.

Marotta said Tuesday it designed a control actuator system for the Supersonic Propulsion Enabled Advanced Ramjet, a Navy-led project that aims to identify requirements for future weapons systems on aircraft carriers.

The company applied high-power density electronics and electromechanical actuators for the new CAS technology designed to keep up with supersonic speeds and meet thermal and weight requirements.

CAS combines two existing systems into an integrated, reusable machine and is expected to produce at least 8,000 watts of power. It will control the mechanism of SPEAR scheduled to undergo a demonstration in late 2022.

Marotta also seeks to cut the testing time by half through the company's expanded in-house testing facility.

In October, Navy has awarded a $30M contract to Boeing for the SPEAR demonstrator development, which is as part of the modernization of Navy carrier-based weapons and air strike fighters.

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