Aerospace and Defense
Aerospace and Defense assets travel over land, through the air, in the sea, and up into space. Normal operating conditions can be pretty extreme compared to other industries. Mission-critical assets must undergo rigorous testing to verify they are rugged enough to maintain functionality and integrity. Lansmont Equipment and Instruments are capable of measuring and replicating these harsh environments.
Lansmont is helping the development of new vehicle designs that improve survivability of blast events. Specialized impact testing systems can replicate horizontal and vertical blast effects, making it easier to research seats and crew compartments that mitigate as much of this shock energy as possible.
Military communication and weapons systems are moved to their theatre of operation. Before rockets and satellites travel into space, they are shipped to the launch pad. SAVER Field Instruments are routinely used to monitor these shipments to ensure safe and secure transport.
Sea Launch – Monitor shipping conditions of sensitive rockets to a mobile sea launch platform. U.S. Army – Simulating and surviving IED explosions in the lab. NASA/ATK – Determining the health of reusable solid rocket propulsion systems after transport. Raytheon – Delivering sensitive missiles across the globe, ready for deployment. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) – Extreme impact and the fastest vertical shock system. U.S. Army – Mortar Baseplate Test System with a maximum force of 337 kips.