Aerospace & Defence

CST has the expertise and capacity to engineer and produce strong, lightweight carbon fibre composite products for the aerospace and defence sectors.

From pressure vessels to precision ground-control-arms, we can work with you to provide many specialised applications, engineered to your requirement.

Some of our aerospace and defence related projects are highlighted below.

Next Generation Large Canadarm

CST Composites’ tubes were used in the construction of a ground test-bed, used for the validation of the telescoping boom design for the Next Generation Large Canadarm (NGLC). Please see the Canadian Space Agency’s website for more details on the NGLC. The photos below are by MDA and the Candian Space Agency.

Next Generation Large Canadarm - Photo by MDA & CSA

NGLC – Photo by MDA & CSA

Next Generation Large Canadarm - Photo by MDA & CSA

NGLC – Photo by MDA & CSA

International Space Station

CST Composites completed the design, production and machining of large diameter filament wound tubes for a ground demonstration article for the application on the International Space Station:

International Space Station demonstrator tube

International Space Station demonstrator tube

NASA – Hubble Telescope

CST Composites supplied NASA, in aid of their Hubble Telescope. Our tubing was used to construct a ground based re-entry skid pallet. Feedback from the NASA engineers, said they were “impressed with the quality of our tubing, and the tested tolerances proved to exceed their expectations”.

CST Composites supplied tubing to NASA

CST Composites supplied tubing to NASA

CST Composites supplied tubing to NASA

CST Composites supplied tubing to NASA

Hubble telescope in service

Hubble telescope

Australian Defence Force

CST Composites manufactured tubing for the Australian Defence Force for use on their minehunter vessels.

CST tubing as used by the Australian Defence Force

CST tubing as used by the Australian Defence Force

HMAS Hawkesbury

HMAS Hawkesbury

HMAS Hawkesbury

HMAS Hawkesbury