Contributors

"Thinking outside the Boat", The Development of the Submaran and Its Applications

Oceans cover over 70 percent of our world’s surface and contain 97 percent of the planet’s water, yet humans have yet to explore more than 10 percent of these dynamic ocean communities.

Compile to Combat in 24 Hours - Transforming The Navy's Information War fighting Platform

The Navy has moved out with “Compile to Combat in 24 Hours” (C2C24), a significant transformation of our information warfare platform.

Reimagining the IT World

The purpose of the CIO has evolved, thanks partially to the impact it has had on our daily lives. I see the CIO being a deviser, enabler, and leader of an amendment more than ever.

Military UAVs - How Interoperable SATCOM Keeps the Hunters from Becoming the Hunted

The satellite communications (SATCOM) systems that UAVs rely on require ever-higher network resilience to withstand operations in contested environments.

Integrating Drones into the Most Complex Airspace in the World

Every day, more than two million passengers and 50,000 loads of freight fly on 27,000 commercial flights within five million square miles of U.S. airspace.

Featured Vendors

Millimeter Wave Products: Architecting the Wave of the Future

Mi-Wave specializes in the design, development, and manufacture of millimeter wave and microwave products

Manufacturing International Services (MAIS Industries LLC): Providing Intelligent Machining Services

Specializing in comprehensive range part processing, MAIS Industries provides cost-effective labor solutions to the aerospace industry

LUX Manufacturing: Turning Solids into Reality

LUX Manufacturing is a Sunnyvale, CA-based family-owned machine shop offering precision machined parts. The company is a well-known name in the industry, specializing in 5-Axis CNC machining, CNC mill, and CNC lathe projects, high volume assembly, and mostly brazing assemblies. LUX Manufacturing offers both short-run prototypes and longer production runs. With a large selection of CNC and manual equipment, LUX Manufacturing is capable of manufacturing nearly any type of metal or plastic part. The company offers precision-machined parts to the aerospace, medical device, optics, sustainable energy, semiconductor, and consumer electronics industries

Acutec Precision Aerospace Inc.: Providing Unmatched Manufacturing Expertise

Acutec Precision Aerospace is a machining and subassembly supplier partner. the company is successful in addressing such complex machining requirements of the defense and aerospace industries. The company offers its manufacturing expertise and state-of-the-art facilities to achieve lower cost products, improve quality, and significantly increase client’s return on investment. The company invests in the latest technology and equipment, and proactively identifies issues associated with manufacturing and solve them. Over the years, Acutec has gained significant traction by onboarding customers looking toward introducing new products. In such cases, the company leverages its capabilities to develop a zero-defect planning strategy aimed at designing the component and assembly economically while ensuring high throughput

Dallas Aeronautical Services: Spearheading Aircraft Repair with Engineering Excellence

Dallas Aeronautical Services: Spearheading Aircraft Repair with Engineering Excellence

Dallas Aeronautical Services (DAS) is an FAA part 145 repair station that provides corporate and commercial aircraft operators with comprehensive support for the overhaul and repair of airframe, sheet metal, as well as metal-bonded and composite structures. As a leading aviation component repair shop, the company supports a diversified base of leading private, corporate, and military customers. Backed by a team of experienced technicians with an unsurpassed level of expertise in engineering and DER FAA approved repairs, DAS ensures aggressive turnaround times while providing the highest quality at an affordable price

Konrad Marine : Diverse Product Line to Meet Marine Propulsion Needs

Konrad Marine : Diverse Product Line to Meet Marine Propulsion Needs

Konrad Marine specializes in designing high output stern drives that surpassed the status quo and outwork anything on the water.The company's stern drives are specifically designed to meet the end-users demand for durability and minimal maintenance intervals. Today, the primary industries they serve are commercial, military, and recreational markets. Konrad Marine's product line range allows them to dial in successful applications and provide exceptional service to boat builds across the globe. Konrad Marine’s stern drives serve as a superior choice for electric/hybrid and autonomous applications.

NAPA: Holistic Solutions for Ship Design and Operations

NAPA offers industry leading software, services and data analysis for ship design and operation. NAPA’s design tools are fit for all types of surface vessels and also submarines, along with multiple applications, like time domain flood simulation, complex damage and intact stability analysis, ship performance analysis, structural design, and many more. NAPA offers a complete package of 3D based ship design solutions that can be utilized from the very early stages of the design process for multiple disciplines. Additionally, NAPA presents extensive solutions for intelligent, safe, and efficient ship operations to increase performance, fuel-efficiency, and eco-efficiency for monitoring and optimizing the voyages. They have built a global ecosystem where its solutions are being leveraged by several marine industry stakeholders

Jaunt Air Mobility: Reinventing Urban Air Mobility

Jaunt Air Mobility: Reinventing Urban Air Mobility

Jaunt Air Mobility designs and builds piloted and autonomous eVTOL (electric Vertical Take-off and Landing) aircraft for urban and regional mobility. Since its inception in 2019, Jaunt Air Mobility began to design a radically different type of "compound aircrafts" by leveraging Reduced rotor Operating Speed Aircraft (ROSA™) technology offering a different concept and approach to the urban air mobility sector. The technology combines an airplane's efficiency with the vertical take-off and landing of a helicopter with higher performance. Aircraft designed with ROSA technology can slow the rotor down and fly from wings, resulting in the quietest, safest, and most efficient hovering aircraft

Certified Aviation Services (CAS): The Answer to All Aircraft MRO Needs

Certified Aviation Services (CAS): The Answer to All Aircraft MRO Needs

Certified Aviation Services is a leading provider of MRO services for fleet operators, lessors, OEMs, and Adjusters globally. Throughout its nationwide network, CAS conducts line maintenance, modifications, installations, component overhaul, as well as heavy recovery and repairs. Each division is committed to providing customers with innovative, cost-effective solutions when and where they need it. From line maintenance, hangar activities, remote recoveries/repairs, aircraft appearance to aircraft parking and storage, CAS offers a wide range of services to its customers. CAS delivers top-level third-party line maintenance services, short-term and long-term storage programs, as well as full remote capability for aircraft-lease deliveries, returns, and transitions

UCAL Systems (formally known as Amtec Precision): An Automotive Machining Leader Foraying into the Aerospace Industry

UCAL Systems is a leader in high volume, high precision, and tight tolerance manufacturing of metal components, including—but not limited to—power train systems, fuel systems, and ride control. With its unrivaled capability to machine an extensive variety of ferrous and non-ferrous materials, the company holds a proud legacy of supporting several top-tier automotive OEMs globally. The company can deliver close tolerance parts machined out of a wide range of materials such as specialty steel, stainless steel, aluminum, brass, and other exotic alloys to aerospace OEMs that address their various manufacturing needs

Boston Consulting Group: Ascending to New Heights in Aerospace and Defense

BCG’s diverse, global teams bring deep industry and functional expertise and a range of perspectives to spark change through leading-edge management consulting as well as data science, technology and design, digital ventures, and business purpose. The company work in a uniquely collaborative model across the firm and throughout all levels of the client organization, generating results that allow their clients to thrive

Aventure Aviation: Feet on the Ground, Head in the Clouds

A fully accredited aviation parts and services supplier

dB Control: High-Power Amplifiers for Rugged Military Operations

dB Control Corp. supplies mission-critical, often sole-source, products worldwide to military organizations, as well as to major defense contractors and commercial manufacturers

Raloid Corporation: The Go-to Defense Manufacturing Partner

Offers full-service, certified components for more than 25 major Defense and Aerospace programs, assemblies, and vehicles. In fact, the company’s products accompanied Neil Armstrong to the moon. The company is also capable of sheet metal fabrication, welding and assembly and partners with various organizations to accommodate the plating and heat treating requirements of customers. In their 93,000 square foot facility, Raloid is equipped with various CNC machinery, including CNC mills and CNC lathes. The company has seven 5-axis machine vertical centers, horizontal machining centers (one with lights out capability), vertical mills with full 4th axis capability, Reishaw in-machine probing and an integrated lathe with Fanuc Robotic loading and unloading capability

RICO: Defense Material Handling Equipment Experts

RICO: Defense Material Handling Equipment Experts

RICO Manufacturing, a leading engineered material handling equipment manufacturer, offers custom-built application-specific vehicles for the Department of Defense (DoD). The company builds highly specialized lift trucks, pallet trucksand mobile forklifts for numerous manufacturing industries, including the US Army, Navy, and Air Force. RICO serves defense manufacturers by making products for the armed services directly, as well as through approved contractors. The company works collaboratively with clients to develop quality, customizable commercial solutions designed to lower ownership cost. RICO Manufacturing has over four decades of experience developing custom material handling equipment, which sets the company apart from its competitors

Horizon Strategies: The Trusted Partner of Federal and State Governments

Horizon Strategies: The Trusted Partner of Federal and State Governments

Built on the core values of service-oriented leadership, integrity, and teamwork, the company provides administrative and professional services, strategy and planning, and exercise support to the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Defense (DoD). This veteran-owned business also specializes in leader development, change leadership and cyber and information operations. Horizon Strategies works as a prime vendor to the U.S. Army Human Resources Command, testifying its ability to process critical administrative actions for soldiers and their families

Production Screw Machine, a Division of GMD Industries LLC.: Utilizing a "Phased Approach" to Streamline Manufacturing Processes

Leveraging more than 100 years of skilled craftsmanship, world-class production equipment, and the latest quality certifications, Production Screw Machine (PSMCo), a division of GMD Industries LLC, is strategically positioned to address the demanding quality and delivery standards expected from today’s aerospace component suppliers. PSMCo’s unique phased approach focuses on each phase of the manufacturing process, including design and development, prototyping, low-volume production, and in some cases, it can extend into high volume manufacturing. This focus leads to cost savings not only in the early stages of development but also through manufacturing efficiencies downstream

Auto-Valve, Inc. (AVI): An Agile and Dependable Aerospace Manufacturer

Auto-Valve, Inc. (AVI): An Agile and Dependable Aerospace Manufacturer

Auto-Valve, Inc. (AVI) is an aerospace engineering and manufacturing company that specializes in designing and manufacturing valves for aircraft fuel, hydraulic, and other fluid system components. Established in 1947 to provide mechanical components, today, the company has diversified its portfolio with a complete line of components used in a wide range of aircraft fluid applications, including motor and solenoid-actuated valves. Apart from designing and manufacturing its products, AVI also offers contract machining for its customers. AVI brings in the state-of-the-art in-house CNC machining capabilities and engineering test facilities to meet the requirements of today's complex aerospace components. Adopting a customer-first approach in all counts, the company recently reinvented its strategy to serve its customers better by bringing in the technical level at the front end

Lamsco West, Inc.: One-Stop-Shop for Aerospace Shims and Detailed Parts

Lamsco West, Inc.: One-Stop-Shop for Aerospace Shims and Detailed Parts

Lamsco West, Inc. is one of the largest single manufacturers of aerospace and defense shims, detailed parts, and laminated shim stock in the world. Lamsco’s market-leading systems are complemented by state-of-the-art factory controls, which leverage electronic visual displays for monitoring performance and efficiency in real-time at each production cell. Due to its comprehensive capability to manufacture most of the C-Class parts, Lamsco provides its customers with an opportunity to consolidate their manufacturing supply chain. Lamsco has bagged several prestigious performance accolades for exemplary quality and delivery ratings and has become a renowned name in the industry known for its value proposition

Romeo Alpha: Facilitating Military Airworthiness Certification

Romeo Alpha is a uniquely positioned aerospace consulting company with nearly four decades of experience supporting DoD, the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) and the National Aviation Enterprise. The company has specialized expertise in the military airworthiness process, testing and evaluation, and systems engineering. Romeo Alpha has in-depth knowledge and experience in DoD and foreign military airworthiness processes, which allows it to help its customers navigate through the certification process through insightful advice and technical expertise. The company further helps its customers develop a strategy to get their aircraft systems certified and facilitates them to progress and be successful in their aircraft development programs

Paratore Enterprises, Inc: Ensuring Success in the Defense and Tactical Space

With over 70 years of experience working in defense and law enforcement distribution in various capacities, Paratore...

A & J Manufacturing Company: The Go-To Enterprise for Military-Grade Racks and Enclosures

A & J Manufacturing Company designs and manufactures both Commercial-Off-The Shelf (COTS) and Customized Electronic...

Onyx Aerospace: Eliminating Process Inefficiencies through Subject Matter Expertise

Offers engineering, program management, and technical support services to government and commercial customers in the...

Perfect Point EDM: Revolutionizing Hard-Metal Fastener Removal

Perfect Point, brings a disruptive tool that transforms MRO works through their patented Electro Discharge Machining...

JETEC: Product Identification Simplified For Aerospace And Defense

JETEC: Product Identification Simplified For Aerospace And Defense

JETEC is a leader in state-of-the-art product identification solutions for the aerospace and defense industryThe company is a single-source supplier for industrial inkjet, dot peen, and laser (including Thermark), electro-chemical etching marking solutions, as well as DoD approved IUID labels and metal tags. For more than 30 years, JETEC has been partnering with global manufacturers to satisfy their end-customer requirements and meet various industry standards, whether it is MIL-STD 130, Boeing BAC 5307, Lockheed EMAPS, NASA Low Outgas, or A-A-208 compliance.With extensive knowledge and deep expertise, the company reduces rework, improves quality consistency, and eliminates production delays, thereby bringing value to its clients

Aero Metals Alliance: The Answer to All Your Metal Procurement Needs

Aero Metals Alliance is an alliance of five world-class metal suppliers—Progressive Alloy Steels Unlimited (PASU), Sunshine Metals, Wilsons, Service Centres Aero, and Gould Alloys, that brings together product ranges, processing capabilities, and services to enhance the global operational capacity of customers’ supply chains. With strategically placed service centers in the UK, France, Germany, the U.S., China, and India, AMA offers complete supply chain management systems tailored to its customers’ needs. As a premier metal distributor, AMA specializes in providing aerospace companies with Aluminium, Stainless Steel, Alloy Steel, Titanium, Nickel Alloys—all sourced from five of the world’s leading suppliers of metals.

Midstate Machine: Engineering Efficiency Personified

Midstate Machine: Engineering Efficiency Personified

Midstate Machine provides turnkey solutions for its customers through its full suite of engineering, machining, fabrication, assembly, additive manufacturing, finishing and test services for complex, mission critical parts. The company is committed to being a leader in production of the most complex components and assemblies for the aerospace, defense, power generation, and oil and gas industries. It delivers superior design and value to customers around the world. In addition to supporting full rate production programs such as F-35 and A320, the company specializes in high-mix, low-volume legacy programs to support customer challenges

Industrial Security Integrators (ISI): The Trusted Partner for Protecting Classified Information

Industrial Security Integrators (ISI): The Trusted Partner for Protecting Classified Information

Visual Awareness Technologies and Consulting, (VATC) is a provider in management consulting services, information technology, joint training solutions, and engineering support to federal agencies, primarily within the Department of Defense. VATC has more than 30 locations worldwide that offer daily interface on programmatic, technical, and operational issues. Its foundation of experience is grounded in its employees' exceptional range and depth of experience across the defense, international development, as well as other government agencies

Sentient Science: Redefining The Approach To Mechanical Systems Maintenance

Sentient Science’s flagship physics-based modeling & simulation technology, DigitalClone, enables users to look further into the future to predict the life of mechanical systems. Sentient Science has partnered with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to make its complete cloud solution accessible through a web browser. Whether it is an OEM trying to evaluate the life impact of various design options or an operator forecasting the 18-24 month demand for critical components, the team at Sentient Science believes that the physics that powers the DigitalClone software will fulfill the long-anticipated promise of the ‘digital twin.’