The composite Mk8 Mod 1 Type 45 Destroyer gun shield not only provides significant weight saving over its metallic equivalent, but also has impressive resistance to impact and the effects of saltwater.
With the surface ship launch tubes, the filament-wound main body structure incorporates longitudinal stiffeners and metallic inserts to provide a completely integrated structural solution ready for final system assembly.
Due to our investment into composite facilities, this has enabled us to increase efficiency and availability of our materials allowing us to deliver on our commitments and giving you increased confidence in mission programmes. The breadth in capability from our facilities enables us to combine the different product life cycle stages into a single programme, completely managed by our expert team. This, coupled with our flexible approach and extensive IPR makes us a market leader in the composite arena.