SOURCE: Hampson Industries PLC

Hampson Industries PLC

August 18, 2011 17:06 ET

Composite Horizons, Inc. Awarded Contracts for Composite Parts on General Atomics Avenger UAS

General Atomics to Tap Composite Horizons' Expanded Manufacturing Capabilities

COVINA, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 18, 2011) - Composites Horizons Inc. (CHI), part of Hampson Aerospace, announced it has been chosen by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) to produce a second exhaust duct for the company's Predator® C Avenger Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS).

Editor Note: Hampson Aerospace will be showcasing its composite manufacturing capabilities at the AUVSI Unmanned Systems North America 2011 show in Washington, DC August 15-19, 2011.

CHI has been able to meet GA-ASI's aggressive development schedule and has worked closely with GA-ASI engineers to develop a final product that has shown excellent performance and durability.

"We are proud that General Atomics Aeronautical Systems has found our work to meet its requirements to the degree that the company is entrusting us to work on multiple projects for Predator C Avenger," stated Jeff Hynes, president of CHI. "Our capability to produce cost-effective carbon composite products, such as those used in our work for GA-ASI is unmatched."

Composite components and structures manufactured by Hampson Aerospace are being used in many of the most important programs in aerospace, including the B787, JSF, F-18, C-17, A350, Predator C Avenger UAS and many more.

Hampson Aerospace is proud to supply industry leading companies such as General Atomics, GE Aviation, Pratt & Whitney, Honeywell turbine engines and many more with leading composite manufacturing capabilities.

About Hampson Aerospace
Hampson Aerospace - is the world's largest independent manufacturer of close-tolerance tooling and assembly systems, as well as holding a leading position in composite and metallic components and aero structures. The Group's end-to-end solution for its customers from engineering and project management through manufacturing and logistics has lead to numerous customer awards. With global operations, it serves the commercial and military aerospace markets from 12 facilities in the EU, North America and India.

About Composites Horizons, Inc. (CHI)
Established in 1974 CHI has been committed to becoming a leader in the development and manufacture of advanced composite materials. The company is a leading composite product and composite tooling supplier for aircraft and aircraft engine manufacturing, space components, and medical diagnostic equipment. Its facilities and processes are backed by fully documented and audited quality systems including ISO 9001, AS9100, and NADCAP AS7118.

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