Rockwood Composites & Leonardo partnership produces 10,000 blades for towed radar decoys08 April 2020

Rockwood Composites has marked the 10th anniversary of its partnership with Leonardo with delivery of the 10,000th blade for the towed decoy on the Eurofighter Typhoon.

All parts are fully CNC machined and supplied paint-ready on a just in time basis.

Rockwood has also supplied Leonardo with connector plates for the wing of the Eurofighter Typhoon. The firm designs and manufactures composite components using out-of-autoclave techniques, compression and bladder moulding of pre-preg composite material in metal tooling.

Holly Jones, senior sub-contract buyer at Leonardo in the UK, says: “Our 10-year partnership with Rockwood is testament to their ability to deliver quality composite components consistently when we need them.”

Rockwood Composites MD Mark Crouchen adds: “I remember when we set up the company and were pleased to have the confidence of a company of the calibre of Leonardo. Working with this OEM over the past decade has helped Rockwood become what it is today, innovating and supplying some of the most pioneering advanced manufacturing companies.”

Adam Offord

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