Over 70 gun cupolas in composite materials delivered to navies worldwide. Here onboard Skjold class corvette.

Composite structures for Defense sector

For more than 25 years, we have been designing and building high-performance naval ships and advanced components for the defense industry worldwide. We specialize in all-composite materials, which deliver high-strength, very low structural weight, non-corrosive vessels and structures, tailored for a variety of advanced applications.

Composite structures may be designed to meet specific operational requirements, including strength and stiffness specifications, high temperature properties and integrated sensor and stealth technologies.

The list below is just a preview of our capabilities. Don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss your special project.

Composite paravane from Umoe Mandal

Paravane

We can deliver composite paravanes equipped with sophisticated navigation sensors, GPS receivers and acoustic ranging units, customized for a range of applications. Designed and outfitted for specific tasks, our paravanes can be utilized for seismic and marine exploration, commercial fishing, defense and offshore operations.

 

Gun cupolas

Since the delivery of our first prototype in 1998, we have supplied more than 73 gun cupolas to advanced military craft worldwide. Built in composite materials, they are robust and lightweight, and offer increased load capacity. Optimized with reduced part count and integrated features, they are designed for a fully-automated ammunition feeding operations, allowing for a much faster firing and reloading sequence with minimal reaction times. These advanced systems are designed for survivability at all levels of conflict.

Numerous engineering projects for Naval and Commercial sectors. Here Ship-to-Shore Connector (SSC) Textron Systems for Office of Naval Research

SSC components

As part of the component development program for the  US Navy’s next generation of the Landing Craft, Air Cusion (LCAC), we have designed and are delivering advanced components for Ship-to-Shore Connectors (SSC), including all-composite propeller ducts, rudders and lift fan volutes with transition ducts and air thruster nozzles. Light weight, robustness and non-corrosive qualities of our all-composite components will contribute to craft’s reliability and maintainability, as well as meet requirements of increased payload, speed, availability and fuel efficiency.

Read more about SSC at Textron Systems

Lift fans

Lift fans are essential components of any hover craft or Surface Effect Ship. High-performance fans are required to blow pressurized air under the vessel, creating an air cushion, which lifts the vessel partly out of the water.

Our composite and aerodynamically designed fans are substantially lighter, more reliable and easier to maintain than fans manufactured in other materials, and are designed to produce over 70 000 operational hours in harsh and corrosive environmental conditions.

Wire and rope sheaves

We supply carbon or glass fibre composite wire and rope sheaves for cranes and other lifting systems. Our sheaves are designed to optimize lifting capacity of the crane, expand wire lifetime, minimize maintenance costs and offer energy savings. These lightweight systems also benefit capacity and stability of the crane, and if installed on board a ship or floating rig, increase stability of the ship or rig.

Learn more at Umoe Advanced Composites