Goodrich selected for HyFly project

Goodrich Corporation has been selected by Boeing’s Phantom Works Advanced Research and Development unit to supply the Control Actuation System (CAS) for the HyFly demonstration program.

Under the terms of this agreement, Goodrich Fuel & Utility Systems division will design, develop, manufacture and test the CAS for a hypersonic strike missile demonstrator vehicle.

The HyFly program is funded jointly by the Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency and the Office of Naval Research. The goal is to create a dual-combustion, ramjet-based hypersonic missile that can be launched from aircraft, surface ships and submarines.

During the four-year program, Boeing will test fly eleven air vehicles, eight of which will be powered by dual-combustion ramjet engines and will fly at speeds of up to Mach 6.

According to Eric Schwaigert, Vice-President of Goodrich Fuel & UtilitySystems Motion Controls, ‘This program fits our strategic focus to continue supplying high performance actuation systems for future high speed missiles.It also provides an opportunity for us to support advanced technology programs with demanding CAS requirements.’

Goodrich’s Advanced Composite Materials team has also been selected to supply the forward inlet cowl and other high-temperature refractory composite structures for the HyFly program.