Case Study: AC-130 M299 Hellfire Launcher Adapter

Background and Current Status

  • Structural member between wing pylon and M299 launcher
  • Single source of supply resulting in difficulty sourcing hardware
  • Utilizing an asset and limited data, United Dynamics is developing, manufacturing, and validating a new TDP to improve sources of supply
  • Maintaining original form factor, aircraft interface, and functionality
  • Improving connectors for easier serviceability
  • Drawing package completed and approved by customer
  • Beginning to manufacture hardware to new TDP

Project Stages

  • Reverse & Reengineering - Completed
  • Technical Data Generation - Completed
  • Manufacturing – In Work
  • Functional Testing – Not Started
  • Qualification Testing – Not Started
  • Customer Delivery – Pending