MacArtney Unmanned Winch Systems for Raytheon

MacArtney continues to supply defence specialists Raytheon with winch solutions.

The deal will see MacArtney deliver the next autonomous winch systems for the deployment of synthetic aperture sonar.

The custom-built unmanned winch systems are designed to military specification using aluminium alloy for low weight and durability.

Providing mechanical design and engineering drawings MacArtney manufactured and tested the unmanned winch system, and additionally provided the autonomous operation software and control, maintaining MacArtney as a full systems solution provider.

MacArtney’s system sales manager/business development manager, Nick Hartman, said: “MacArtney can take projects from the drawing board to delivery and every stage in between while always taking into account customer specifications for a wide range of applications and specific needs.

“In this case, MacArtney’s core capabilities of machine control, mechanical assembly and design have created a robust and reliable unmanned winch system ready for the customer to integrate into existing systems for operational testing. Full system testing will be ongoing through 2019 and into 2020.”

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