The Materials ETA of the CW ITP covers a broad range of technologies which are fundamental to the overall operational capability of future missile systems and supporting capabilities in modelling & simulation, lifing and low cost manufacturing.
The global aim is to prepare future airframe solutions in accordance with missile systems’ technical objectives:
The ETA aims to develop innovative techniques that complement the emergent technologies developed across the programme and that enhance the capability of missile systems’ solutions through their utilisation. The perimeter of this ETA includes the following technologies.
Group Lead Materials and Processes UK
Chris Garman has worked at MBDA since 2004 and has been working in materials for just under 30 years. MBDA Technical Expert in Advanced Materials across metallic, polymer, composite and ceramics materials - with expertise in high-temperature metallics, Chris is also the International Technology Manager for the Mechanical Engineering Function, assessing new technologies and making new collaborations with internal and external partners, SME's, Academics and Industry.
Chris is responsible for all Materials & Processes used in MBDA UK, and jointly responsible for international Materials & Processes group standards, supported by a team of 16 Materials Engineers, Specialists, and Experts working across two laboratories. Chris really enjoys working collaboratively on innovative topics, building relationships, solving problems and free-thinking.