Ceramic Industry

ART Awarded SBIR Contract

September 29, 2000
The U.S. Marine Corps. has awarded Advanced Refractory Technologies, Inc. (ART) a Phase II Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) contract for the development and implementation of a lightweight/durable aluminum metal matrix composite (MMC) track system for the advanced amphibious assault vehicle (AAAV). This program is worth $750,000 over an 18-month period.

ART will lead a team to continue optimizing the Al/SiCw MMC AAAV track designed in Phase I to ensure that weight and durability requirements are met.