Liquidmetal Missile Canard Targeted for Future Lockheed Martin EAPS Test Flight
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developer of amorphous alloys, has delivered missile canards that are
being fitted for a future test of Lockheed Martins [NYSE: LMT] EAPS
(Extended Area Protection and Survivability) missile.
The EAPS missile is an advanced performance, highly affordable
hit-to-kill missile interceptor designed to defeat Rocket, Artillery and
Mortar (RAM) targets with significantly reduced probabilities for
collateral damage. Working in collaboration with Lockheed Martins
advanced design team, Liquidmetals unique alloy and processing methods
are yielding parts with remarkable dimensional consistency and precision
at an unmatched level of affordability in comparison to any other
precision fabrication method (see http://info.liquidmetal.com/case-study---missile-flight-control-surfaces-application-comparison
for a related case study).
Canards made from
tolerances required for supersonic flight. While these tolerances can be
met with CNC Machining, it is very costly and each part requires
detailed inspection and measurement. In contrast,
consistently meet tolerances and the shape and weight of each part is
nearly identical, which is highly desirable for this application. Also,
titanium. Lastly, once the design has been finalized,
can be produced in high volumes with short lead times.
Lockheed Martin has been an ideal development partner for this
breakthrough application for
precision, high performance part at a lower cost, said Dr.
is the leading developer of bulk alloys and composites that utilize the
performance advantages offered by amorphous alloy technology. Amorphous
alloys are unique materials that are distinguished by their ability to
retain a random structure when they solidify, in contrast to the
crystalline atomic structure that forms in ordinary metals and alloys.
alloys in commercially viable bulk form, enabling significant
improvements in products across a wide array of industries. For more
information, go to www.liquidmetal.com.
About Lockheed Martin
Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control is a 2012 recipient of the
for performance excellence. The
highest honor that can be awarded to American companies for their
achievements in leadership, strategic planning, customer relations,
measurement, analysis, workforce excellence, operations and results.
aerospace company that employs about 116,000 people worldwide and is
principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture,
integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and
services. The Corporations net sales for 2012 were