Lockheed Martin MST – MH-60R Pylons and Mission Kit
Ferra has been appointed as the supplier of the LH and RH Extended Pylons and Mission Kit in support of the MH-60 Romeo program. This is currently a 5 year project that is worth approximately $6.4 million dollars to Ferra based on contracted orders for both the Australian and US aircraft.
The LHEP and RHEP are assembled to the helicopter on either side of the fuselage and provide stowage location for the weapon systems. The Mission Kit is assembled to the forward mount point of the helicopter for location of the FLIR system. There are approximately 1,250 machined parts, sheet-metal detail and sub-assembly parts, electrical harnesses, and standard hardware involved in the production of these complex structural assemblies. These components are brought together into a purpose built assembly jig for each higher level assembly that validates no fewer than 15 bank points to less than 0.010” positional tolerance in relation to aircraft locations.
This contract includes the acceptance test and qualification of the final assembly and integrated harnesses for fit and Hi-Pot continuity. Also full acceptance and test requirements and SDRLs are included in this program together with source buy-off through delegated DCMA representatives.
The Pylons and Mission Kit assemblies and are subject to full batch traceability, customer approved manufacturing plans and serial number traceability. Serial number traceability is managed through our MRP system (SAP) and involves the use of physical barcodes on each of the LH and RH Extended Pylons.