Meggitt Safety Systems, a Meggitt group company, has been selected by EADS Military Air Systems to supply fire and overheat detectors for the ATLANTE long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The UAV will perform intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition and reconnaissance missions.
Meggitt’s extreme environment technology will be installed to detect aircraft engine fire and overheat conditions. The high reliability pneumatic detector system, with more than 500 million unit-hours of flight service on commercial and military aircraft platforms, will meet the requirements of this extreme environment aircraft: ATLANTE is to be capable of operating 24 hours a day, in any meteorological condition and taking off from unprepared runways or launchers before being recovered by parachute.
Gary Zamieroski, VP, Marketing, Sales & Strategy, commented: “This development represents a very promising marketing opportunity for our virtually indestructible detectors. UAVs are a critical element of maritime and terrestrial surveillance worldwide and the outlook for the ATLANTE system is very positive in line with rising demand for UAVs overall.”
Fiona Greig, Corporate Communications
Tel: 01202 597587
Headquartered in the United Kingdom, Meggitt PLC is an international group operating in North America, Europe and Asia. Known for its specialised extreme environment engineering, Meggitt is a world leader in civil and military aerospace equipment, sensing systems, combat support and defence systems training.
Meggitt Safety Systems has been producing aircraft fire detection and industrial fire and gas protection systems for over 35 years and has a proven track record developing innovative fire protection solutions for airframe manufacturers, engine/APU system suppliers and airline end-users. Product lines encompass aircraft fire detection, smoke detection, fire extinguishers, industrial fire protection, electro-mechanical rotary and linear actuators and silicone dioxide cable and nuclear monitoring products.