Military and Commercial High-Performance Composite Radomes
Our extensive experience with high performance radomes allows us to apply a broad range of real world knowledge to the design, qualification and manufacturing processes.
The Most Multi-band Radomes in Flight
General Dynamics Mission Systems produces a wide array of radomes ranging from fighter and cargo aircraft noses and other specialized military applications, commercial nose weather radomes and radomes for the in-flight entertainment and connectivity market. General Dynamics is a world leader in aircraft fire control nose radomes and radome technology enabling maximum performance of Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar.
Radome Design and Testing
General Dynamics collaborates closely with our customers to choose the best design, process and materials to fit their needs for cost and performance. When radome performance matters, our design experience, analytic and measurement tools, and manufacturing know-how provide for low-risk, high performance radome solutions.
Employing an extensive analytical tool set, General Dynamics is capable of coupling accurate RF performance predictions with FEA structural analysis to ensure a high-integrity, optimal solution for your system needs.
The General Dynamics Mission Systems facility in Marion, Va., leads the industry in the development of little-known but highly essential aircraft components: Radomes. In airborne systems, radomes are protective shells covering radar, navigation and satellite system antennas mounted on the aircraft.
Video: Defense & Aerospace Report - GD's Rush on F-16 Wide Band Radome's Function, Capabilities, Design Challenges
Bruce Rush, program manager at General Dynamics Mission Systems, discusses what its F-16 Wide Band Radome does, what sets it apart from its predecessors and design challenges involved in its construction in an interview at the Air Force Association's 2017 Air, Space & Cyber conference and trade show near Washington.
The new HOOK3 radios are significantly smaller and lighter than the Hook2 radio and activate automatically in extreme G-Force and salt water environments.