Industry Press Releases

Trust Automation Contributes to the Development of Multi Mission Launcher for AMRDEC

Tuesday, Jun 23, 2015

Trust Automation, Inc., known for standard and custom motion and motor control systems and solutions, today announced their contribution to the design and development of the Multi-Mission Launcher (MML) in support of the Indirect Fire Protection Capability (IFPC) program led by the U.S. Army. Trust Automation brings their dynamic and innovative engineering capabilities to support military programs in today's complex and unconventional battlefields.

The U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center (AMRDEC) is the lead developer on this program. This truck based system can be fixed or semi-fixed and will hold 15 launch tubes which can be fired simultaneously at numerous different threats. MML provides 360 degree protection and is capable of targeting unmanned aircraft, cruise missiles, artillery, mortars and rockets.

Trust Automation is developing the elevation controller system for the MML, providing precise electronic control. The Trust Automation controller interfaces with a heavy duty electro-mechanical actuation system to provide motion control to the MML elevation axis. The use of digital signal processing (DSP) technology and complex proprietary algorithms enable synchronous control for the dual actuation system required to raise and lower the MML pallet.

"We are very pleased to have been awarded this new defense contract which continues Trust Automation's long-standing relationships and ongoing support for U.S. military defense programs," said Craig Von Ilten, Vice President of Business Development for the Defense Industry at Trust Automation. "These platforms remain critically important to our national defense and provide the critical resources required by our armed services."

Trust Automation is an AS9100 certified Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) bringing high quality and reliability to the motion and motor control defense market in an agile and competitive way. Trust Automation has a long history of successful defense contracts including; AN/TPQ-53 system, MEADS, Aurora Flight Sciences, as well as IARPA and DARPA programs.

Additional information about Trust Automation's proven track record in the Defense Industry can be found at

About Trust Automation

Trust Automation operates on a foundation of exceeding its customers' expectations in automation systems, developing motion and motor control solutions for the defense, semiconductor, industrial automation, green tech, and medical industries. Trust Automation has ongoing success with DARPA, IARPA, and DoD contracts. Trust Automation has almost 25 years of experience in; custom motors, controllers, motor drives and machine systems which meet the unique needs of its customers. Its product line includes; linear and digital drives, high performance servo motors, standalone motion controllers, custom assemblies and products to fit unique applications and ground-up system design and manufacturing solutions. For more information please visit or call 805-544-0761.