Over $1 million Navy parts order goes to IBC
IBC Advanced Alloys Corp. (Franklin, Indiana) a beryllium and copper advanced alloys company, has received purchase orders for beryllium alloy parts totaling more than $1 million that are used in Raytheon Technologies‘ Advanced Targeting Forward Looking Infrared (ATFLIR) system for the U.S. Navy’s F/A-18 Super Hornet aircraft.
The purchase orders represent new business for IBC and involve the production of several parts for the ATFLIR system, including the Pitch Gimbal Housing, over the next 18 months. The ATFLIR system is produced by Raytheon’s Intelligence & Space division.
“We are very pleased to have been chosen by Raytheon to manufacture these high-performance beryllium alloy components for the F/A-18 Super Hornet’s ATFLIR system,” said Mark Smith, IBC’s CEO and chairman. “The extraordinary cost-effectiveness of IBC’s near-net-shape beryllium-aluminum casting technology continues to attract more business to the company from both defense and commercial manufacturers. Our team is especially proud to be able to manufacture these strategic components in a manner that strengthens U.S. national defense capabilities and helps to reduce costs to the U.S. Department of Defense.