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.
Navy ManTech’s investment strategy has two focus areas: Platform Affordability and Capability Acceleration.
ManTech helps these programs achieve their respective affordability goals by transitioning advanced manufacturing technology that has resulted in dramatic cost savings and/or cost avoidance (measured as dollars per hull or per aircraft).
- VIRGINIA Class Submarine (VCS)
- COLUMBIA Class Submarine (CLB)
- DDG 51 Class destroyer
- CVN 78 Class aircraft carrier
- FFG 62 Class frigate
- F-35 Lightning II aircraft
- CH-53K heavy lift helicopter (portfolio ramping down)
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.
Navy ManTech also supports select manufacturing technology projects that accelerate the delivery of capabilities to the Navy. Capability Acceleration thrust areas include:
- Swarm Production
- Advanced Radar and Electronic Warfare for Ships
- High Energy Laser (HEL) Weapon Systems
- Advanced Submarine Fabrication Technology
- Fleet Repair Technology
- F-35 Canopy Production Acceleration
- Energetics Production Improvement