Shielding the warfighter with a novel seal solution

Equipment failures on a military fighter jet can be catastrophic. So, when the seal for a crucial pod mounted against the outside of a jet’s fuselage kept leaking and tearing, it not only compromised the jet’s electromagnetic shielding but also put the vital equipment within the pod at risk of damage from air pressure and physical debris. Laird leveraged its testing and modeling capabilities, detailed materials database, and design engineering ingenuity to create a gasket that could retain its integrity and seal the pod under the rigors of flight. Read how this novel seal solution allowed the manufacturer to protect this crucial pod from air pressure and debris, while also maintaining consistent and reliable electromagnetic shielding.

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