AGC AeroComposites has been contracted to supply the MSLASS wings for the US Army’s MH-60M helicopter fleet.
AGC AeroComposites has been contracted to supply the MSLASS wings for the US Army’s MH-60M helicopter fleet.

Under the contract, AGC will deliver eight ship-sets of MSLASS wings to the US Army Special Operations Forces Support Activity (SOFSA). 

The MSLASS is a lightweight, corrosion resistant direct replacement for the external stores support system (ESSS) multi-station weapons platform.  The MSLASS offers a 35% weight reduction over the legacy metal ESSS.  AGC’s MSLASS fits existing Sikorsky UH-60 interfaces and uses the same installation kits and procedures. It supports the M230, M261 and M272 weapon system loads, maintains a neutral lift and reduces drag. 

Helicopter parts

In addition to the MSLASS, AGC AeroComposites produces the lightweight armament support system (LASS), a single-station weapons pylon for the UH-60, along with the composite universal weapons pylon (CUWP) for the US Army Kiowa Warrior and Bell 407 helicopter.