“Rock West Builds Ceramic Nose Radomes for the Navy SSST”

“Rock West Builds Ceramic Nose Radomes for the Navy SSST”

We have been highlighted in this month's Spotlight from the Department of the Navy’s SBIR/STTR Transition Program. We are working on a multi-year Phase III SBIR building ceramic nose radomes for the program known as Coyote, i.e., the Supersonic Sea Skimming Target (SSST). Our radome design improves performance and saves costs while enabling faster flight. This program is executed in collaboration with the US Navy and other contractors. Collaboration is in our company’s DNA; and this program, which involves the government, primes, and subcontractors, is a great example of how we can work seamlessly with others to reach an end objective.

SBIR projects have been instrumental to the growth of the Rock West Composites' business overall. The program has turned into a significant production program for us, which is the best outcome we could have hoped for.

Here is the January 2022 Spotlight from the Department of the Navy’s SBIR/STTR Transition Program, which features these radomes.