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Parker Aerospace to Provide Thermal Management System on Joint Strike Missile Designed by Kongsberg and Raytheon

By Business Wire News   


Parker Aerospace, a business segment of Parker Hannifin Corporation (NYSE: PH), the global leader in motion and control technologies, today announced it is providing Kongsberg’s and Raytheon’s unique Joint Strike Missile (JSM) with a thermal cooling system to efficiently remove excess heat from the anti-ship and land-attack missile’s highly sophisticated and compact operating electronics.

The missile’s major components include a radome, computational unit (main electronic system), flight control surfaces and actuators, and propulsion motor that are all designed with reduced size to fit into the F-35’s weapons bay to maintain a stealth profile. Parker provides highly efficient, highly compact thermal cooling technology for the missile’s computational unit and sensors where internally generated operational heat is dissipated by Parker’s proprietary conduction and thermal capacitance.

In addition to advanced indirect liquid cooling architectures, Parker provides SprayCool® thermal management systems which utilize inert liquids that are sprayed onto hot operating electronic surfaces, turning the liquid into an inert gas to dissipate the heat. Parker’s SprayCool system is used to control and maintain the temperatures within operational parameters.

“Parker Aerospace has the design-make experience and unique ability to optimize a thermal management system for any application, meeting challenging customer requirements through unique analysis tools, optimal design, miniaturization, manufacturing and moving confidently to product rate readiness,” said Parker engineering manager for thermal management systems Jason Dundas. “Parker’s unique ability to create reliable thermal management system solutions and productionize them has positioned us as a leader in this critical field, and we are energized by satisfying customer challenges.”

More information about Parker Aerospace’s thermal management products and SprayCool multiple platform enclosures (MPE) series is available online at

About Parker Aerospace. Parker Aerospace is a global leader in the research, design, manufacture, and service of flight control, hydraulic, fuel and inerting, fluid conveyance, thermal management, lubrication, and pneumatic systems and components for aerospace and other high-technology markets. Its product lines include primary and secondary flight control actuation, power generation and control components, thrust-reverser actuation systems, electrohydraulic servovalves, electric motor-driven hydraulic pumps, fuel pumps and valves, refueling, defueling, and aerial refueling equipment, fuel tank inerting systems; tank pressure and vent controls, level and flow control equipment; motor-operated valves and fuel equipment, lubrication oil reservoirs, lubrication and scavenge pumps, fuel measurement and management systems, thermal management products, cockpit instrumentation, lightning-safe products, pneumatic subsystems and components, water subsystems and components, fluid metering delivery and atomization devices, wheels, brakes, and fluid conveyance products such as hoses, tubes, disconnects, and fittings. It is an operating segment of Parker Hannifin Corporation.

About Parker Hannifin. With annual sales of approximately $15 billion in fiscal year 2015, Parker Hannifin is the world’s leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems, providing precision-engineered solutions for a wide variety of mobile, industrial, and aerospace markets. The company has operations in 50 countries around the world. Parker has increased its annual dividends paid to shareholders for 59 consecutive years, among the top five longest-running dividend-increase records in the S&P 500 index. For more information, visit the company’s web site at, or its investor information web site at

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