The new contract includes the manufacture of a nozzle actuator technology demonstrator for the New Generation Fighter (NGF) engine

The Spanish Aeronautical Systems Company, CESA, part of the Héroux-Devtek group, signs a contract with the aeronautical engine manufacturer ITP Aero in the Future Combat Air System (NGWS/FCAS) program, developed by Spain, France and Germany.

Specifically, both companies will work together during Phase 1B on the definition, manufacturing and validation of a Nozzle Actuator demonstrator, which will be tested in a later phase of the program on the New Generation Fighter (NGF) engine demonstrator.

The agreement has a duration of 27 months and trade-offs will be carried out, new technologies will be developed towards a new actuator concept and several partial and full range demonstrators will be manufactured for testing on an engine test bench.

Hugo Lorrain, general director of CESA declares “we are proud to have been chosen by ITP Aero, to collaborate in the development of these cutting-edge technologies. This contract is a reflection of confidence in our capabilities, and represents an important milestone for our company, as it is the first contract we signed in Phase 1B of this defense program and confirms our incorporation into the FCAS program. “ITP Aero and CESA have a long history of close collaboration, since the development of the EJ200 of the Eurofighter program, at the beginning of the company.”

ITP Aero, the leading company of the Next Generation Fighter engine pillar in Spain, will benefit from the experience and know-how offered by CESA in the actuator sector. For CESA, the FCAS Phase 1B project is not just a contract, it is an opportunity to push the boundaries of aerospace technology and contribute to the “future of aviation.”

This agreement confirms the intention to work more closely on future solutions. In this sense, in parallel, we will work together with ITP Aero in the preparation of the technical specification of the actuator, applicable for Phase 2.

The final customers are the Ministries of Defense of Germany, France and Spain, represented by the French General Directorate of Armaments (DGA).