US-based fully-integrated solutions provider Marotta Controls has been contracted by the US Navy to support its Supersonic Propulsion Enabled Advanced Ramjet (SPEAR) project.

The company has designed and will produce a new control actuation system (CAS) for SPEAR.

SPEAR’s ‘technology prove-out demonstration’ is set to take place in late 2022.

During the testing, Marotta’s CAS will be used to perform in supersonic long-range air-launch environment on SPEAR.

In October last year, Boeing won a contract worth $30m from the US Navy for the joint development of SPEAR flight demonstrator with its Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division.

Development of the SPEAR demonstrator will aid the US Navy in determining the technical needs of carrier-based land and sea strike weapons systems of the future.

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Marotta Controls Aerospace & Tactical Systems business development director Adit Girdhari said: “We truly do thrive on interesting, complex technology challenges at Marotta. We’re designed for it. We have the best end-to-end engineering talent under one roof. We also have the necessary resources and tools to move quickly and efficiently without sacrificing quality.

“Not to mention direct experience in control actuation system development, which certainly helps us move faster. We’re proud to be part of Boeing’s time-critical project for the Navy and are deeply invested in helping SPEAR succeed.”

Marotta said that it is repurposing two different systems previously developed by the company for the new CAS system.

The resulting CAS will be capable of producing a minimum of 8,000W of power and a bandwidth higher than 18Hz.