Energetics Manufacturing Technology Center

The Energetics Manufacturing Technology Center (EMTC), established in 1994 by the Office of Naval Research (ONR), is Navy operated and located at the Naval Sea Systems Command's Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division (NSWC IHEODTD), Indian Head, Maryland. NSWC IHEODTD serves as the focal point for the Center and as a renowned leader in energetics, provides a full spectrum of capabilities. These include energetics research, development, modeling and simulation, engineering, manufacturing technology, production, test and evaluation, and fleet/operations support.

Energetic materials (reactive chemicals), formulations (propellants, explosives, pyrotechnics) and subsystem components (fuzes, detonators, boosters, igniters, safe and arm devices) are critical to the performance and reliability of weapon systems and thus to our Nation’s defense. Applications include missile, rocket and gun propulsion; stores or ordnance separation; warheads and munitions; obstacle and mine clearance; flares; decoys; fire suppression; and aircrew escape. Energetics, inherently dangerous, require special processes, equipment, facilities, environmental considerations and safety precautions. At EMTC, this is kept in mind while ensuring the availability of safe, affordable, and quality products. The Center develops solutions to manufacturing problems unique to military system/subsystem acquisition and production requirements and the energetics industry. The Center does not own or operate any facilities and equipment but is essentially a virtual enterprise that involves government, industry and academia in identifying requirements and executing projects. EMTC objectives are to identify weapon system and manufacturing base needs, develop and demonstrate the required manufacturing process technology solutions, and transition successful results.

EMTC website: http://www.navsea.navy.mil/Home/WarfareCenters/NSWCIndianHeadEODTechnology/WhatWeDo/EMTC.aspx

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