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Parker Aerospace to help develop Norway’s missiles

The Liberty Lake office of Parker Aerospace is part of a contract to develop components for a new generation of strike weapons for the Norwegian air force.

The company, in a news release, said the Liberty Lake group will work on the Joint Strike Missile, a project assigned to Kongsberg Defense Systems. That company is the largest defense contractor in Norway.

Because Parker has been hired by Kongsberg, the amount of the contract is not disclosed, a Parker spokesperson said.

The Joint Strike Missile is being funded by the Norwegian government and will be the primary weapon for its F-35 Joint Strike Fighters.

Parker Aerospace will design and build the missile thermal management components including pumps, cold plates and fluid conveyance assemblies.

The Liberty Lake office was formerly the home office of SprayCool, a tech company created by Don and Chuck Tilton in the 1980s.

In 2010, SprayCool was purchased by Parker Aerospace, a business group of Parker Hannifin, based in Cleveland.