Turks orders U.S. missile guidance system

Sept. 13, 2011 at 6:11 AM   |   Comments

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Turkey's Roketsan Missiles Industries Inc. has ordered U.S. guidance units for its new CIRIT 70mm laser guided missile for attack helicopters.

Goodrich Corp., which has headquarters in North Carolina, said its SiIMU02 inertial measurement units will be produced at Goodrich's facility in Plymouth, England.

CIRIT is one of the first missiles in its class to incorporate the SiIMU02 inertial sensing unit package. The production order follows successful customization and qualification of the SiIMU02 package for CIRIT in 2011.

"This order from Roketsan marks the beginning of what we expect to be a successful long-term program with opportunities for CIRIT sales in Turkey and the export market," said Alan Hull, director of business development for Goodrich's Sensors and Integrated Systems business.

"The SiIMU02 was originally selected for CIRIT due to its proven capability to meet strict performance criteria. As we enter low-rate initial production, we look forward to supporting Roketsan with dependable technology, products and service."

Goodrich said the SiIMU02 IMU offers highly accurate motion sensing in an extremely small, lightweight flexible package suitable for a broad range of missiles and rockets.

Using the latest micro electro-mechanical systems, SiIMU02 provides precise inertial measurement, yet is 1-10th the size of legacy IMUs

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