September 12, 2011 – PRNewswire via COMTEX — Turkey’s Roketsan Missiles Industries Inc. ordered Goodrich Corporation (NYSE:GR) SiIMU02 inertial measurement units (IMU) for precision guidance tasks on Roketsan’s new CIRIT 70mm laser-guided missile for attack helicopters. The IMUs, GR’s first production order of the micro electro mechanical system (MEMS) devices, will be produced at Goodrich’s Plymouth, UK facility.
The CIRIT missile incorporates the SiIMU02 inertial sensing unit package after customization and qualification of the SiIMU02 package was carried out earlier this year. The MEMS-based device is a fraction the size of legacy IMUs, offering adaptability for the missile’s mechanical and electrical design. Performance was another selection criterion.
The initial low-rate production order will begin a long-term program with Roketsan, predicts Alan Hull, director of business development for Goodrich’s Sensors and Integrated Systems business.
The SiIMU02 IMU offers motion sensing with high accuracy in a small, lightweight flexible form factor that withstands the missile/rocket environment.
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