Meggitt Safety Systems, part of Meggitt’s Aerospace Equipment division, has been contracted by Kawasaki Heavy Industries to provide products for the P-X and C-X aircraft prototypes.
Meggitt Safety Systems designs, develops and produces several unique product lines including advanced fire and smoke detection systems for aircraft, silicon dioxide insulated cable systems for RF, fire hazard, aerospace and nuclear applications, nuclear power plant dissolved gas sensors and analyzers and modular actuators prepackaged to meet a variety of applications.
Kawasaki expects to produce prototypes of P-X aircraft under contract from the Japanese Defense Agency. The new aircraft has been in development to replace the Lockheed P-3 Orion, which Kawasaki has been manufacturing under the license agreement for maritime patrol missions. The P-X prototype is expected to have its first flight in 2007.
The Japanese Air Self Defense Force also requires C-X (cargo aircraft) to replace the ageing Kawasaki C-1 aircraft platform. The first C-1 prototype flew in 1970. Similar to the P-X program, Kawasaki intends to have two prototype aircraft ready in 2007.
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1. Meggitt Safety Systems, based in California, has supplied aerospace OEMs with a variety of products since 1963. Its pneumatic fire and overheat detection systems, smoke detectors and high performance engine cables are used on virtually all commercial aircraft flying today. The company’s fire and overheat and bleed air leak detection systems are used on a number of military aircraft.
2. Meggitt Safety Systems is part of the Aerospace Equipment division of Meggitt PLC (MGGT.L).
3. Headquartered in the UK, Meggitt is an international group of companies operating in North America, Europe and Asia. Known for its specialist extreme environment engineering, Meggitt is a world leader in the aerospace, defence and electronics industries.