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Aircraft Structures

General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems produces lightweight composite structural components and integrated assemblies for a wide variety of aircraft applications. Our aircraft composite products include wing and fuselage structures, flight control surfaces, doors, drive shafts, engine structures, external fuel tanks, and pressure vessels..

Primary manufacturing technologies include, hand lay-up, resin transfer molding (RTM), stitched resin infusion (SRI), vacuum assisted resin transfer molding (VARTM), controlled atmospheric pressure resin infusion (CAPRI), automated oven and autoclave curing, assembly and integration, test and analysis, and repair. Secondary processes include trim and drill, CNC machining, component/final assembly and finish. Our facilities and equipment allow us to manage large, complex, high-rate programs for a variety of applications:

Wing Structures
Fuselage Structures
Flight Control Surfaces
Doors
Drive Shafts
Engine Structures
External Fuel Tanks
Pressure Vessels



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