Aircraft Structures


General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems has been a trusted supplier of high performance aircraft radomes for over 60 years. Our extensive experience with high performance radomes allows us to apply a broad range of real world knowledge to the design, qualification and manufacturing processes.

We produce a wide array of radomes ranging from fighter and cargo aircraft noses, wings, tails and fuselages to commercial nose weather radomes and radomes for specialized applications. GD-OTS is a world leader in aircraft fire control nose radomes and AESA radome technology.

Based on overall customer requirements, we establish the appropriate type and materials for the design, construction, ther­mal requirements and radio frequency / structural performance.

Our radomes are manufactured using either a hand lay-up or filament-winding process. Construction types include solid laminate and sandwich structures with honeycomb or foam cores.

GD-OTS capabilities include complete radio frequency (RF) and structural / mechanical design and development, elec­trical testing, qualification and production. Radome requirements typically include aerodynamic contour, structural / environmental reliability and electromagnetic performance. Our exten­sive test capabilities ensure that each radome meets RF transmission requirements.

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