Complexity is our specialty. Past projects have included large composite
structures weighing more than 50 tons and measuring more than 40 feet long.
We’ve designed and manufactured numerous large, complex and advanced composite
structures for the U.S. and Canadian navies, including submarine bow domes,
surface ship sonar domes, composite sonar keel domes and submarine
high-frequency acoustic windows.
Fabrication of a large composite structure requires expertise in handling and
movement. Our facility, initially designed for the construction of 20,000-pound
surface combatant sonar dome rubber windows, includes a temperature- and
humidity-controlled high bay fabrication building with heavy-duty overhead
cranes. Our location near the Intracoastal Waterway and St. John’s River in
Jacksonville, Florida, is ideally suited for shipping large composite
Composite structures from Collins Aerospace are designed to be low
maintenance and lightweight. They can help reduce your total ownership costs
through their inherent corrosion resistance and their higher fuel efficiencies
of using lower weight materials.
- Pre-impregnated and resin-infused composite material systems designed
and qualified for use on submarines (e.g., carbon, fiberglass)
- Either solid laminate or foam-filled core
- Large and thick, with complex curvatures
High toughness materials with low void contents designed for submerged