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    Vertical Launch System (VLS) Missile Canister

    Vertical Launch System (VLS) Missile Canister
    • Developed a lightweight, low cost composite solution to replace the current metal MK41 and MK57 VLS missile canisters
    • Designed, analyzed, and performed manufacturing trade studies of canister
    • Manufactured and tested a full scale subcomponent canister
    • Developed a new manufacturing process that involves combining stitched composites and filament winding to provide reinforcement and increase specific strength
    • Benefits of VLS Canister
      • Canister design met critical 100 psi pressure requirement
      • Weight savings of 74%
      • Cost reduction of 80%
      • Innovative and highly automated manufacturing process
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        Full Scale VLS Missile Canister Section
        Full Scale VLS Missile Canister Section