Meggitt PLC, a leading international company specializing in high performance components and sub-systems for the aerospace, defense and energy markets, announces that Meggitt Defense Systems, Inc. (MDSI), Irvine, California, has been awardeda fixed price contract by General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS) to develop an Advanced Cooling System for the next generation ground combat platforms. The Advanced Cooling System joins other Meggitt Defense Systems products purchased by GDLS (Sterling Heights, MI) that include the Thermal Management System (TMS) and the Auxiliary Cooling and Power System (ACPS). This contract supports a recent award from the US Government to GDLS with future plans to procure over 2,100 of these new cooling systems valued at over $250 million.
MDSI has produced over 2,480 hydraulically powered Thermal Management Systems (TMS) for GDLS with another 450 in process. The TMS; electrically-powered ACPS and this new cooling unit provide active cooling to vehicle upgraded electronics and crew. The new cooling system draws on many of MDSI’s other electrically driven cooling systems that are being implemented on today’s and tomorrow’s more electricmilitary aircraft platforms and ground vehicles.
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About Meggitt Defense Systems
Meggitt Defense Systems Inc, a subsidiary of Meggitt PLC, specializes in the design, development and production of ammunition handling systems, radar and digital processing systems, environmental control systems and thermal management components. Meggitt Defense Systems products are in use on virtually all US military training ranges and on many of the world’s leading military platforms, including the Abrams main battle tank, the Stryker Mobile Gun System, the F-22, the F-16 Falcon, the F/ A- 18 Hornet, the P-8 Poseidon, the AC-130 Spectre Gunship, the C-17, the AH-64D Apache.
Headquartered in the United Kingdom, Meggitt PLC is an international group operating in North America, Europe and Asia. Known for its specialized extreme environment engineering, Meggitt is a world leader in aerospace, defense and energy. Meggitt employs just over 11,000 people at over 40 manufacturing facilities and regional offices worldwide