Navy Manufacturing Technology
The Navy Manufacturing Technology (ManTech) Program is improving the affordability of naval platforms critical to the future force. Investments are focused on manufacturing technologies to assist key acquisition program offices in achieving their respective affordability goals. ManTech has funded affordability initiatives for the Virginia Class Submarine, CVN 78 Class Carrier, DDG 51 Class Destroyer, Littoral Combat Ship and the Joint Strike Fighter.
The Navy ManTech Program responds to the needs of the Navy for the production and repair of platforms, systems and equipment. It aids in achieving reduced acquisition and total ownership costs by developing, maturing and transitioning key manufacturing technologies and processes. Investments are focused on affordably delivering technologies and equipment that have the most benefit to the warfighter.
Navy ManTech works with defense contractors, naval acquisition program offices, the Naval Research Enterprise and academia to develop improved processes and equipment. The program is structured to promote timely implementation to strengthen the defense industrial base. With their expertise in specific technology areas, the Navy ManTech Centers of Excellence play a key role in the definition and execution of the program.
Navy ManTech transitions affordable technology to the fleet by:
- Focusing resources on key, high-priority acquisition platforms
- Targeting cost reduction as the primary benefit
- Developing critical manufacturing and repair/sustainment solutions
- Engaging relevant industry partners upfront and throughout the process
- Targeting ManTech transition and platform implementation as the key measures of success
Watch a brief two-minute ManTech video on YouTube for some of the program's recent achievements.