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Composite Structures

COMPOSITE STRUCTURES

Composite Components for Commercial and Military Applications

MANUFACTURING EXCELLENCE

General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems has extensive experience in the design, development, qualification and integration of high-performance lightweight composite missile and space structures, aircraft containers and drive shafts.

Industry-Leading
Manufacturing Capability

Primary Manufacturing Technologies

  • Structural design and analysis
  • Multi-axis filament winding
  • Resin formulation and analysis
  • Molding and lay-up
  • Custom and composite machining
  • NDI, Ultrasonic and X-ray inspection

Secondary Manufacturing Processes

  • TIG welding of aluminum
  • Insulation fabrication
  • Finishing operations
    • External insulation
    • Cables and raceways
    • Skirt ring, nut-plate installation

Missiles and Space Structures

Composite Launch Tubes and Rocket Motor Cases

From warheads to missile housings, structural components to solid rocket motor cases,  General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems is a key supplier on major strategic and tactical missile programs. We provide world class expertise in the design, analysis, production and test of filament wound composite parts.

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Filament-Wound
Composite Drive Shafts

General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems offers a large variety of filament-wound composite drive shafts for both aerospace and commercial applications, such as helicopter rotor shafts and aircraft propeller shafts. We also apply our shaft technology to a variety of industrial equipment, ground vehicles and marine vessel applications.

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Composite Aircraft Containers

Pressure Vessels and Composite Fuel Tanks
Pressure Vessels

General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems has extensive experience in the design, development, qualification and integration of high-performance lightweight composite pressure vessels for aircraft, satellite, launch vehicle and missile platforms.

Composite Fuel Tanks

General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems developed and qualified lightweight external composite fuel tanks for a variety of aircraft (both fixed wing and rotary). Our external fuel tanks are essential to extend mission combat range for military aircraft.

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Your Mission is Our Mission.


General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems is a global aerospace and defense company. We are a committed to providing the U.S. military and its allies with an extensive range of overarching products that provide a cutting-edge advantage to our war fighters. A General Dynamics Company.

Corporate Headquarters: 11399 16th Court N., Suite 200 St. Petersburg, FL  33716 Main Number: (727) 578-8100

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