Aerojet Rocketdyne contracted with the Boeing Company to provide Lockheed Martin's F-22 Raptor with the welded titanium forward boom, a structural component positioned just aft of the main wheel wells providing wing, engine, and horizontal tail attach points. In this effort, Aerojet Rocketdyne joined numerous titanium components together into a single monolithic structure meeting precise tolerances using the electron beam weld process.
Aerojet Rocketdyne offered a complete engineering solution from design through development, test, trials, and manufacturing to the finished product. Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) supported all of these activities and were on site with the following services: Penetrant Inspection, Hardness and Conductivity Testing, X-Ray Inspection, Ultrasonic Testing, Magnetic Particle Testing, Eddy Current Testing, and Certified Welding Inspection. In addition an accredited quality control lab provided analytical services for nearly any assignment: Physical and Chemical Materials, Environmental and Industrial Hygiene, Energetic Materials, Methods and Process Development, and Failure Investigation Techniques.