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MISSILE COMPONENTS

Launch Systems, Control Actuator Systems, Rocket Motor Cases,
Pressure Vessels, Launch Tubes, and Structural Components

MISSILES AND ROCKETS

MISSILE COMPONENTS

HIGH QUALITY MISSILE COMPONENTS

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.

World class expertise in design, analysis, production and testing.

As a world-class developer, designer and manufacturer of advanced composite structures and precision metal parts, General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems is a recognized industry leader in providing missile components for the U.S. Military and it’s allies. Our Design-to-Manufacturing engineers specialize in developing manufacturing and quality processes to assure all specification requirements are achieved at the best value to the customer.

World class expertise in design, analysis, production and testing.

As a world-class developer, designer and manufacturer of advanced composite structures and precision metal parts, General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems is a recognized industry leader in providing missile components for the U.S. Military and it’s allies. Our Design-to-Manufacturing engineers specialize in developing manufacturing and quality processes to assure all specification requirements are achieved at the best value to the customer.

Launch Systems

General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems designs and fabricates a variety of launch systems used to initiate flight in Missile Systems or provide assisted takeoff capability for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV). These systems include gas generators, launch catapults, and rocket motors. Gas generators use pyrotechnics to rapidly generate a large quantity of gas, providing the thrust required to propel objects. Launch catapults use stored kinetic energy to similar effect. Launch rocket motors are used by missile systems to expel the missile from launch tubes, creating safety separation between the missile and launch platform before flight motors deploy.

Launch Systems produced for:
  • UAV Launchers
  • Start Cartridges
  • Rocket Motors
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Control Actuator Systems

General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems is a premier developer, manufacturer and integrator of Electromechanical Servo-Control Actuation Systems for the United States Armed Forces, with a wide range of high power density servo systems with applications on land, sea and in the air.

Control Actuator Systems Produced for:
  • Gun Hardened – CAS for multiple guided projectile programs sized from 155mm to 76mm, including the 155mm Excalibur guided projectile
  • Tactical Missiles – CAS for multiple missile programs sized from 1.75” to 7” diameter
  • Spaced Qualified – CAS for post boost propulsion systems, including the SM3 TDACS
  • Precision Rocket – CAS for multiple programs sized from 9” to 21” diameter

Rocket Motor Cases

Rocket Motor Cases provide the pressure shell for propellant as well as the structural shell for the missile. General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems produces both metal and composite rocket motor cases.

Rocket Motor Cases Produced for:
  • Arrow Booster & Kill Vehicle
  • Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System Insensitive Munition (GMLRS IM)
  • Long Range Precision Fires (LRPF)
  • Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) Cost Reduction Initiative (CRI), Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE)
  • Standard Missile 3 (SM-3) IIA Throttling Divert and Attitude Control System (TDACS)
  • Star48

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.

Applications include military and commercial aircraft flotation and emergency power; missile control; launch vehicle and satellite propulsion subsystems.

Pressure Vessels Produced for:
  • Aircraft Composite Overwrapped Pressure Vessels (COPVs)
  • Orion Spacecraft
  • Satellite Composite Overwrapped Pressure Vessels (COPVs)
  • Space Launch System (SLS)
  • SpaceShip2
  • Terminal High Altitude Defense (THAAD)

Launch Tubes for Military Applications

General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems has years of experience designing, producing and testing high-performance composite launch tubes of various shapes and sizes. We have the ability to design to specification or build-to-print.

Utilizing composites in the manufacture of rocket and missile launch tubes can reduce the weight of the system, maintain fatigue and corrosion resistance; and allow for sub-system integration (metallic, non-metallic, cables) as well as the use of complex surfaces.

Launch Tubes Produced for:
  • Composite Capsule Launch System (CCLS) Tomahawk
  • Line-of-Sight Anti-Tank (LOSAT):
  • Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS):

Structural Components

General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems has decades of experience in the production of precision metal parts for a variety of missile applications. Our operations include “state-of-the art” precision machining, assembly and testing with a primary focus on complex, close tolerance, build to print metal parts, mechanical and electro mechanical sub-assemblies.

At General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems our skill and expertise in the use of composite materials are found in key product areas such as aircraft, missile and space structures, including rocket motor cases, pressure vessels, fuselage structures, external fuel tanks, drive shafts and launch tubes.

Composite Structural Component key capabilities include filament winding, precision fiber impregnation, resin formulation, design, analysis and developmental testing. Additional manufacturing processes include compression molding, hand lay-up, automated oven and autoclave curing, welding thin aluminum, machining, drilling, assembly, painting, high-pressure cycle and proof testing, radiographic inspection and ultrasonic inspection.

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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.

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