Moog's Space and Defense Group Concludes Successful Flight Tests of Stores Management System
16 April 2013
Integrated Defense Systems Business Unit Formed
East Aurora, NY - Moog Inc. (NYSE: MOG.A and MOG.B) announced today that the company, in collaboration with various industry partners, completed successful flight demonstrations for the Third Generation (G3) Stores Management System (SMS) at the U.S. Army Yuma Proving Grounds. The testing occurred during week of 3-9 March 2013.
The G3 SMS is a super lightweight system (sub 4lbs), capable of a variety of communication protocols, able to perform sensor-seeker slave and perform real-time launch acceptability regions for precision weapons. The G3 is the first off-the-shelf SMS to be fully compatible with Lockheed Martin’s HELLFIRE® AGM-114 Romeo missile. The system was integrated onto both an MD-500 and Cessna C-208 aircraft in less than 3 weeks and flew over 12 sorties and conducted over 35 target engagements against a variety of fixed targets.
The SMS flight demonstrations were supported by employees from Moog’s newly formed Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) business. The business focuses on Moog’s capabilities in the integration of complex weapons systems for either newly manufactured or existing assets. Moog and its partners will function as an agile prime in support of OEMs who seek rapid, high-value solutions for integrating complex weapons systems on board fixed-wing, rotary-wing, naval or land-based platforms regardless of quantities. Moog’s demonstrated track record in weapons stores management will serve as a critical cornerstone to accelerate various modular weapon solutions for both domestic and international clients who seek rapid delivery, low cost and proven engineering design.
“Integrated Defense Systems is focused upon ensuring our customers receive the best possible OEM weapon solutions for rapid integration and achieve mission success against today’s threat potential,” stated Jim Riedel, group vice president and director of the IDS business unit for Moog's Space and Defense Group. “The G3 SMS is a cornerstone for success for customers that want tomorrow’s capabilities delivered by an agile prime on any platform or required quantity.”
Moog Inc. is a worldwide designer, manufacturer, and integrator of precision control components and systems. Moog’s high-performance systems control military and commercial aircraft, satellites and space vehicles, launch vehicles, missiles, automated industrial machinery, wind energy, marine and medical equipment. Additional information about the company can be found at www.moog.com.
Additional information about Moog’s Stores Management System can be found at: http://www.moog.com/markets/defense/weapon-stores-management/