Mace Aviation provides high quality aerospace design, engineering and manufacturing services without the hassle of dealing with a large corporation. We offer many of the same capabilities and quality management as the large defense contractors at a fraction of the time and cost.

OH-58D Nose Mount


Mace Aviation worked with L3 Communications Wescam to demonstrate a nose mounted MX-15D for the OH-58D Kiowa Warrior. Using a Bell 206 Jet Ranger as a surrogate aircraft, a completely new forward keel box structure was designed, fabricated and installed in the aircraft. Mace Aviation was responsible for obtaining all necessary engineering approvals and the aircraft was flight tested on the Yuma Proving Ground. An entire flight test program was executed to demonstrate the benefits of the nose mounted sensor as well as the increased performance capabilites of the Wescam MX-15D turret.

Mace Aviation, LLC
5456 E. McDowell Road, Suite 120
Mesa, Arizona 85215