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Implementation of DoD ManTech Projects Receiving FY03-05 Funds
Rept. to Congress
OFFICE OF THE UNDER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE WASHINGTON DC ACQUISITION TECHNOLOGY AND LOGISTICS
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This report includes over 100 implementations of manufacturing technologies and processes developed with funds appropriated or otherwise made available for the Manufacturing Technology programs of the military departments and Defense Agencies for fiscal years 2003 through 2005. These implementations enabled the use of new Warfighter technologies, provided more affordable manufacturing processes, and achieved rapid and economical repair of critical systems and components. ManTech funding for individual projects ranged from 200K to over 10M. Many of these efforts resulted in major cost avoidance in the acquisition of military equipment. Some examples of manufacturing technologies and processes that were successfully implemented include the following affordable MEMS-based Inertial Measurement Units IMUs military apparel manufacturing supply chain process improvements C-17 main landing gear composite doors laser shock peening techniques for increased durability of Army and Air Force propulsion systems laser additive manufacturing processes to repair aircraft components a composite overwrap process for lightweight cannons improved Lithium-Ion energy storage systems for SEAL Delivery Vehicles and Future Combat Systems new manufacturing processes to reduce cost of the Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures Systems and non-destructive inspection techniques for F100 and F110 engine components. This report is organized in accordance with the structure of the Joint Defense Manufacturing Technology Panel Sub-panels and, hence, the main body of the report Sections 2 through 5 is categorized by electronics, metals, composites, and other manufacturing technologies and processes. Implementation, as defined by section 234 means the use of a technology or process in the manufacture of defense materiel the inclusion of a technology or process in the systems engineering plan for a program of record or the use of a technology or process for the manufacture of a comme
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