Creare will be attending the Tailhook Symposium again this year to showcase our aircraft carrier technologies that support US Navy aviation. The symposium is September 6-9, 2018 in Reno, Nevada.
This year, we will feature two near-term procurement programs funded by Naval Air Systems Command. We will also exhibit other projects intended to further automate flight deck functions and reduce maintenance hours on Aircraft Launch and Recovery Equipment (ALRE).
The Compact Swaging Machine (CSM) developed by Creare is slated for installation on Nimitz Class Carriers beginning in January 2019. This important innovation replaces a decades-old hazardous process to attach arresting gear purchase cable sockets. The new process takes only one-third the time of previous molten zinc speltering method.
Also featured this year is Creare’s Triple Hearing Protection (THP) helmet. The THP helmet will replace the flight deck cranial worn by Navy personnel working in high noise environments such as a carrier flight deck. The THP helmet improves on the existing three-piece cranial by providing: greatly increased hearing protection, ANSI Z89 hardhat protection, and communication interfaces to a variety of radios, aircraft intercoms, and other shipboard communication systems.