MBDA and the NCC are challenging the Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMCs) sector to aid the future of sustained high-speed flight.
The future of flight is heading towards hypersonic speeds. This means there is a need for new airframe materials that can operate at the elevated temperatures that these higher speeds bring.
Together MBDA and the NCC are launching the ‘MBDA Ceramic Matrix Composite Airframe Technology Challenge’ to identify novel CMC materials and manufacturing methods for future airframes.
Successful challengers will receive funding to develop a proof of concept for a temperature resilient airframe forebody, which could lead to a contract for a demonstrator.
The challenge is open now and will run until Friday 17th December. To find out more about the challenge process, or to apply, click the relevant document below.
- Challenge pack
- Proposal template
- Challenge NDA – please sign and return the NDA when submitting your proposal
- Terms and Conditions – please sign and return the terms and conditions when submitting your proposal
- Demonstrator de-featured generic forebody file for further Design for Manufacture assessment (Password MBDACMC2021)
A webinar is being held at 10:00 on Tuesday 23rd November to explain the challenge in more detail and answer any questions interested companies may have. To register for the webinar, click here.