The Navy ManTech Program investment strategy concentrates ManTech resources on reducing both the acquisition and life-cycle costs of key Navy acquisition programs.
ManTech transitions manufacturing technology which, when implemented, results in a cost reduction or cost avoidance. Platforms for investment are determined by total acquisition funding; stage in acquisition cycle; platform cost-reduction goals; cost-reduction potential for manufacturing; and other factors primarily associated with the ability of ManTech to deliver the technology when needed.
ManTech investments are currently focused on affordability improvements for the:
- VIRGINIA Class Submarine (VCS) and COLUMBIA Class Submarine (CLB)
- DDG 51 Class destroyer
- CVN 78 Class aircraft carrier
- F-35 Lightning II
- CH-53K heavy lift helicopter
Although different in focus, scope and size, ManTech's affordability initiatives function similarly. For each, ManTech has established an integrated project team, or IPT, with representatives from Navy ManTech, the platform Program Executive Office (PEO), and representative industry. The IPT meets regularly to coordinate and review the portfolio and ensure that projects are completed in time to meet the platform's window of opportunity for implementation.
Individual Navy ManTech projects are developed in conjunction with industry and the acquisition Program Manager (PM). With their expertise in specific manufacturing areas, the Navy ManTech Centers of Excellence (COEs) play a key role in project definition. Planning for transition prior to the initiative of projects is critical for the implementation of technology on the factory floor and eventually unto the fleet.