How Military Aircraft Manufacturing Differs From Commercial
Despite wanting to provide the highest quality of airplane parts and machinery across the spectrum of our clients, certain considerations need to be made for specific clients. This devotion to quality is especially true of our military aircraft contracts. It’s not that we do not want our commercial assets to be as safe and functioning as possible. It’s that the military has a different set of specifications that may not translate to our commercial needs. Our military aircraft parts must withstand high speeds, hold up against g-forces, and be continuously durable, even under extreme conditions. To learn more about the high quality of care and precision that we offer for our brave troops, keep reading.
Military Requirements that Affect Aerospace Manufacturing
Despite the efficiency and speed that we enjoy in our commercial aircraft, it is not comparable to what is expected and demanded from our more powerful aerospace engineering creations designed for the military. The military aircraft we build must be able to travel at incredible speeds to perform their missions. These speeds come at a cost: the wear and tear they place on the machines we have created. As the plane goes faster and faster, it inherently will begin to place strain on essential machinery. To put this off for as long as possible, we must ensure that our aerospace design can withstand the pressure they place on themselves to travel at such extreme speeds. It could prove catastrophic for the pilot and our entire country if poor military aircraft manufacturing caused a mission to fail. That is why all the military aircraft parts we design are pushed to the limit to ensure they can fulfill our speed needs.
Another sort of pressure placed on a military aircraft is not simply mechanical but a natural occurrence when a plane reaches ludicrous speeds. G Force is the force of acceleration that gravity puts on everything on Earth, which is 9.8 meters per second squared. When you travel at that same rate in a military aircraft, you are experiencing the equivalent of the Earth’s gravitational pull. If you travel DOUBLE that rate, you experience DOUBLE the standard force of gravity. Certain military aircraft can experience up to 9 G’s. That is nine times the Earth’s gravitational pull pressing against the pilot and his precision aerospace vehicle. That is why our parts are held to the highest standard and put through the most rigorous testing available to ensure that when a pilot travels at such intense speeds, the military aircraft can hold up.
In one way or another, all these points have to do with durability. However, there are different types of durability. A military aircraft must withstand several times the rate of the Earth’s pull, but that won’t necessarily help if it has to make an emergency landing. The aerospace engineering needs of our country are tremendous and occasionally require our troops to engage in hostile environments. These environments include mountainous regions, arid deserts, or swampy jungles. All these different biomes have different challenges that must be prepared for. That is why we must consider precision aerospace crafts’ durability while actively performing and their durability regarding their ability to land and take off again. It all matters.
NMG’s Experience With Military Aerospace Aircraft
NMG has had military contracts throughout its half-a-century of operations. This means we have been in operation since the Vietnam War, through the end of the Cold War, Desert Storm, and the War on Terror. We have had decades of experience providing quality military aircraft manufacturing and learning what it takes for aerospace engineering to lead to victory. To this day, we provide the highest care and quality assurance necessary to ensure our troops have everything they need to keep us and every other American safe.
Quality Military Aerospace Designs From NMG
As always, NMG remains on the cutting edge of aerospace engineering. Whatever the day’s needs are for keeping our country safe, we can provide the designs necessary to ensure victory. Contact NMG today to begin a conversation about your aerospace engineering needs.