Advanced Composite Group’s out-of-autoclave programme Lightweight Composite Structures phase 3 continues the work of previous programmes to increase the technology readiness level of a number of out-of-autoclave capable prepreg materials, including the MTM®45-1 and MTM47 systems, to permit deployment on military and other air and space vehicles.

The contract will be administered through Naval Air Systems Command Patuxent River and will support advanced fibre placement, process development, the manufacture of demonstrator parts, and design database generation.

Advanced Composites Group Inc (ACG), Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA, is a member of Umeco Composites Structural Materials (UCSM), a division of Umeco plc, UK. ACG specialises in the manufacture of high performance composite prepregs for a diverse range of industries such as motorsport, aerospace, marine, automotive, construction, wind energy and leisure sports.