Applied Technology Associates (ATA), headquartered in New Mexico, provides advanced technology and products for directed energy weapons, laser communications, and space systems, specializing in inertial navigation, precision pointing and stabilization, and controls systems. ATA personnel have designed, developed, integrated, delivered, and field-tested beam control systems for space, flight, maritime, and ground high energy laser (HEL) and laser communication applications. ATA is a market leader in integrated pointing control, tracking and image processing systems crucial to acquiring and tracking targets. ATA also manufactures fast steering mirrors and optical inertial reference unit components and beam control subsystems.

Ace Electronics Defense Systems is a privately held, Service-Disabled, Veteran-Owned Small Business and is ISO 9001:2008 certified. The company specializes in electronics manufacturing services to include electronic and mechanical design, manufacturing of cabling assemblies, diagnostic repair and integration services including higher-level assemblies and box builds for a wide range of military requirements. Our manufacturing facility supports rapid prototyping and full scale production runs and is equipped with the latest manufacturing and test equipment, as well as injection molding machines. Ace Electronics is also an IT Services provider with many years of experience in designing and installing building infrastructure. As a distributor for many of the major hardware manufacturers, we are able to provide our customers with a significant cost savings. Ace Electronics has performed numerous facility installations to include many of the new facilities constructed as a result of the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) in Aberdeen Proving Ground. Ace has recently integrated the new C4ISR SIL in the TCD facility.

Acquisition Systems Associates, Inc. (ASA), is a certified, non-traditional, small business focused on fielding major weapons systems. Our staff provides professional, technical, engineering and life-cycle services supporting the Defense & Space industry and have been involved with fielding many high visibility systems in use today. We have consistently delivered quality performance, on or ahead of schedule and under budget. ASA has a DCAA compliant accounting system. ASA was founded in September 2010 by Gary J. Gray.

Action is a major manufacturer of precision ordnance products. The company’s two divisions– Fuze/Safe & Arming and Explosives/Pyrotechnics–serve the U.S. Government, friendly foreign governments, and numerous domestic and international commercial firms.

Adranos, Inc. is currently developing a groundbreaking solid rocket propellant called ALITEC that uses an aluminum-lithium alloy fuel that increases rocket performance by up to 16.4%. ALITEC improves upon traditional propellants by eliminating the inefficient large molten droplets that form during metal combustion (i.e., slag formation). ALITEC has the potential to increase range of certain missile systems by more than 40%.

Advance Concepts Engineering provides world-class System of Systems Engineering and Software Engineering expertise throughout the system lifecycle to solve complex problems and deliver innovative solutions exceeding customer satisfaction. Specifically, our expertise includes: •System of System (SoS) System Engineering

A newly developed Non-Explosive Technology (NEXT) produces ultra-high pressure hydrogen. This technology has been applied in the development of welding (impact bonding) similar and dissimilar metals, whereby a projectile material is launched into a stationary material. Specific impact conditions form a superior cold weld with no heat-effected zone, thus preventing degradation of the material properties of each of the joined materials. A variety of materials that previously could not be joined through conventional welding methods have been achieved through NEXT with funding provided by the NSF. North Carolina State University has verified and quantified that the bonded test materials have symmetrical wave morphology and a hermetically sealed transition, exhibiting superior strength – greater than that of the materials being bonded. Unlike traditional Explosive Welding (EXW) used to bond dissimilar metals, NEXT is portable, allowing near-net shaped and net-shaped parts to be bonded directly to one another or onto large fixed objects. Additionally, the welded joint prevents galvanic corrosion and electrical arcing between sensitive electronic components. Due to eliminating the shockwaves associated with explosives, AHPT is exploring the joining of ceramics and carbides to steel. The research has led to the discovery of the propulsion characteristics that may achieve vast improvements over conventional gun powders for small and large munitions as well as testing devices.

Aerojet has been in the business of designing, manufacturing and testing of shaped charges, explosively formed projectiles (EFP’s), and blast fragmenting warheads for 25 years. Our capabilities for design and analysis are centered around three locations; Sacramento, CA, center for new warhead program management and engineering with a satellite site at Socorro, and Orange, VA, our site for energetic materials development and insensitive munitions technology development. Aerojet works with PBX explosives cast and cure warheads at our Camden, AR, Orange, VA and Sacramento, CA sites with the majority of the cast/cure working being performed at Camden. Our pressed and melt/pour facilities are located in Socorro, NM. Our testing capabilities are extensive with Camden focused on environmental and IM testing and Socorro performing live fire testing using state of the art data collection instrumentation. In addition to our explosive simulation, design, manufacturing, and test capabilities, Aerojet Ordnance Tennessee, a wholly owned subsidiary of GenCorp Aerojet is an industry leader in the design, development and manufacturing of specialty metal and powdered metal components. AOT is the only facility in the U.S. that builds depleted uranium (DU) weapons components and is an industry leader in the development of new metallurgical components.

Aerojet has been in the business of designing, manufacturing and testing of shaped charges, explosively formed projectiles (EFP’s), and blast fragmenting warheads for 25 years. Our capabilities for design and analysis are centered around three locations; Sacramento, CA, center for new warhead program management and engineering with a satellite site at Socorro, and Orange, VA, our site for energetic materials development and insensitive munitions technology development. Aerojet works with PBX explosives cast and cure warheads at our Camden, AR, Orange, VA and Sacramento, CA sites with the majority of the cast/cure working being performed at Camden. Our pressed and melt/pour facilities are located in Socorro, NM. Our testing capabilities are extensive with Camden focused on environmental and IM testing and Socorro performing live fire testing using state of the art data collection instrumentation. In addition to our explosive simulation, design, manufacturing, and test capabilities, Aerojet Ordnance Tennessee, a wholly owned subsidiary of GenCorp Aerojet is an industry leader in the design, development and manufacturing of specialty metal and powdered metal components. AOT is the only facility in the U.S. that builds depleted uranium (DU) weapons components and is an industry leader in the development of new metallurgical components.

For six decades, AGM Container Controls, Inc. (AGM) has led in the design and fabrication of products that control and monitor moisture (desiccators and humidity indicators), pressure and vacuum changes (breather valves) and shock and vibration (tie downs and shock overload indicators). These products are used for a variety of applications in defense and aerospace, electronics, electro-optical, industrial and commercial markets to protect and extend the life of critical equipment.

Akita Innovations LLC is a small business and non-traditional defense contractor specializing in development of novel chemicals, materials, and sensor systems for U.S. government and commercial customers. Our expertise includes synthetic and polymer chemistry and thermally & light-cured coatings, light absorbing and emitting chemicals and coatings, production of energetic materials including encapsulated oxidizers, and sensory materials and systems. We design and produce specialty chemicals and polymers at small scales and selectively-permeable membranes and coatings that protect surfaces from chemical and biological agents. Our laboratory in Billerica, MA is fully equipped and licensed for chemical synthesis and handling of hazardous materials. Akita frequently works for or partners with U.S. government agencies as well as small and large companies and universities.

Orbital ATK is a world leader in defense capabilities. It is the largest provider of ammunition to US Armed Forces. A leading provider of advanced, affordable precision munitions and strike weapons that put firepower where it is needed while limiting the risk of collateral damage. ATK is pioneering the development of new ammunition, including air-bursting, insensitive munitions, small-caliber systems, and new gun systems. ATK has the capability to produce integrated medium-caliber chain gun and ammunition systems, including electronics and fire control, to deliver unmatched reliability and lethality. ATK is expanding its armament business by developing lightweight integrated weapon systems, and advanced propellants. Its fuze production provides artillery and air-delivered weapons with ruggedness and reliability essential for success while ATK’s countermeasure flares and pyrotechnics experience is protecting America’s warfighter. ATK is a leader in the manufacture of energetic materials and development of new energetic materials and formulations. ATK operates several of the nation’s critical defense assets including Lake City and Radford Army Ammunition Plants, and the Allegany Ballistic Laboratory. Solid rocket motors are produced by ATK at facilities in Utah and Maryland.

Alloy Surfaces, along with our sister companies, Chemring Countermeasures and Kilgore Flares, are world leaders in the design, development and manufacture of advanced air and naval countermeasures. Alloy Surfaces has over 30 years’ experience in designing and developing unique IR emitting pyrophoric materials for military applications, including infrared (IR) Air Countermeasures and Infrared Marker Devices. Alloy also engineers and develops high surface area materials for use in other DoD applications. The world’s only manufacturer of covert multi-spectral IR decoys fielded today, Alloy Surfaces is a major supplier to the US DoD and militaries world-wide. Alloy’s patented, proprietary technology employs pyrophoric materials that radiate in-band IR energy to decoy the guidance systems of attacking enemy missiles.

Altavian Inc. is located in Gainesville, FL and has been building unmanned aerial systems (UAS) since 2011. We design and manufacture high quality drones to carry the best sensors into the toughest environments. Our extensive history includes working alongside organizations including U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, NASA, and the U.S. Army. We embrace open architectures in our systems design to bring proven commercial concepts to Group I UAS. As an original equipment manufacturer of UAS, we are at the forefront of new American engineering and manufacturing technologies, as well as the #2 provider of Group I UAS components to the military.

American Ordnance has years of experience with ammunition and explosive production, pressing, development, and test fire. American Ordnance strives to produce high quality, reliable ammunition that consistently meets rigid specifications and guidelines set forth by the U.S. Government and other customers. There are various development, manufacturing engineering, product support and storage capabilities available at American Ordnance including: Production Capabilities, Test Fire , Close Combat , Indirect Fire, Direct Fire, and Warheads and Special Projects.

American Pacific Corporation (AMPAC) (Nasdaq: APFC) is a leading custom manufacturer of fine chemicals, specialty chemicals, propulsion products, and water treatment equipment within its focused markets. With over 50 years of experience providing high quality products, technical and manufacturing expertise, and a focus on customer service, AMPAC has achieved a reputation for quality, reliability, technical performance and innovation. Given the mission-critical nature of our products, we have established longstanding strategic customer relationships, and we work collaboratively with customers to develop customized solutions that meet rigorous U.S. federal and international standards. A worldwide leader in the production of ammonium perchlorate (AP) and other perchlorate chemicals and derivatives, Western Electrochemical Company (WECCO), an operating division of AMPAC, has supplied AP for use in aerospace, national defense programs and commercial applications for over 40 years. We have been the exclusive manufacturer of AP in North America since 1998. AP is the leading oxidizing agent for solid propellant rockets, booster motors and missiles.  AMPAC In-Space Propulsion (ISP), a subsidiary of AMPAC, is a leading supplier of propulsion systems and components for commercial and defense applications, with U.S. offices in New York and California, and international offices in the UK and Ireland. Products include monopropellant and bipropellant engines, propellant tanks, valves, regulators, launch vehicle structures and propulsion systems. Our products support missile defense, global communications and space exploration.

American Systems Corporation the company provides systems engineering, technical, and managed services to government customers. Within the government sector, our focus is on Command, Control, Communications, Computer, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR); Acquisition and Logistics; Readiness; National Security; Citizen Safety; Healthcare; and Energy.

Applied Technology, Inc. (ATI) is a small business headquartered in King George, Virginia, with primary business areas in: (1) research, development, engineering, and program management services to Department of Defense customers and (2) hardware design, development, and fabrication. ATI has subject matter experts in several areas, including infrared (IR), laser, radio frequency (RF), electronic warfare countermeasures; directed energy, including high energy lasers and high power microwave technologies; energetics; missile systems, particularly IR and RF seekers; radar systems; surveillance systems; and signature control technology. ATI has served as both a prime contractor and subcontractor to design, develop, test, evaluate, and improve multiple types of U.S. military armaments including missile systems, ordnance, high energy lasers, high power microwave, and non-lethal weapons, in addition to similar functions for defensive systems such as electronic warfare, force protection, surveillance, and stealth technologies.

Archarithms, Inc. is a Technology Solution Provider headquartered in Huntsville, Alabama specializing in Artificial Intelligence, Immersive Technologies, Kill Vehicle and Command and Control solutions. Archarithms provides technology solutions to the Missile Defense Agency, US Army, US Navy, NASA and large prime contractors who need to: detect, track, and discriminate threat objects; task sensors; optimize the placement and utilization of resources; perform data mining and pattern recognition; and assess current resources and courses of action. Archarithms solutions produce insights, predict events and make probabilistic recommendations to: perform detailed metric comparisons, perform defended area analyses, assign resources and visualize gaps.

Esterline Corporation is a specialized manufacturing company serving principally aerospace and defense markets. Esterline management views the company’s businesses in three segments related to its set of core competencies: Avionics & Controls, Sensors & Systems, and Advanced Materials. Operations within the Avionics & Controls segment focus on technology interface systems for commercial and military aircraft and similar devices for land- and sea-based military vehicles, secure communications systems, specialized medical equipment, and other high-end industrial applications. The Sensors & Systems segment includes operations that produce high-precision temperature and pressure sensors, fluid and motion control components, and other related systems principally for aerospace and defense customers. Advanced Materials focuses on process related technologies including high-performance elastomer products used for a wide range of military and commercial aerospace purposes and combustible ordnance and electronic warfare countermeasure products.

Arnold Magnetic Technologies is a world leader in magnet production and fabrication, magnetic assemblies, and precision thin metals. Arnold’s manufacturing capabilities range from production of one-of-a-kind prototypes to full production of complete sophisticated systems for mission critical applications in the aerospace and defense market. Arnold supports motor systems that are smaller, lighter and more efficient while operating in high speed, high heat environments. Permanent magnet materials such as RECOMA® samarium cobalt and Alnico are DFARS compliant. Visit us at

Arrow Tech is an engineering services company providing ammunition development and analysis services to the munitions industry and to the government. Our specific areas of expertise include: technical program management; weapon system effectiveness analysis; interior and exterior ballistics; aerodynamic prediction; ballistic test data reduction; structural analysis; ammunition/weapon interface; guidance, navigation and control of guided munitions and; analytical software development. Arrow Tech also offers our proprietary analysis tools to the Munitions industry under the trade name PRODAS. PRODAS is an integrated software toolkit including over sixty analyses for the design, analysis and simulation of conventional and guided munitions. PRODAS is licensed to over 600 users at government agencies and prime contractors in 25 countries.


Artis was established in 1999 by Keith Brendley, Jed Marti and outside partners. With its headquarters in Reston and a lab in Salt Lake City, Artis specializes in contract R&D and analysis services for security, health, IT, energy and other markets. Artis provides R&D for cutting-edge active protection systems, distributed sensor systems, rapid prototyping, simulation and geospatial software, and defense and homeland security systems analysis. Its pioneering research has led to the development of Iron Curtain, an active protection system for light vehicles, as well as other active protection systems. Additionally, it has developed MOCOVE, a unique, drug-free motion sickness prevention device; distributed sensor networks; mobile robotics systems; and other futuristic systems. Artis’ customers include DARPA, ARDEC, Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate, Office of Naval Research, DoT, CDC and others. Artis has created a rich culture of creativity and innovation, a capability to develop complex systems, and an ability to form teams to leverage manufacturing and support capabilities of much larger companies.

Asymmetric Technologies is a small, advanced technology business located in Columbus, Ohio. We are focused on development, testing and deployment of cutting-edge technologies for our clients, who range from national security organizations to commercial and industrial firms, with a focus on sensor systems and unmanned aerial systems (UAS) technologies. Asymmetric Technologies is committed to assisting our customers with advanced technology development and implementation. Asymmetric grew out of the combat and military support experience of its founder, Brian Borkowski, who saw an opportunity to create a company committed to guaranteeing the success of critical product innovations. With staff members positioned globally, our experienced, agile, and professional Operational Subject Matter Experts, engineers, and trainers understand strategic requirements and are focused on communicating those to operational users and our clients – wherever they are needed.

ATA is an employee-owned small business that provides high-value aerospace engineering (AE) and mechanical engineering (ME) services in the areas of product design, analysis, and test. ATA’s capabilities address all of the major AE and ME disciplines, including structural mechanics and dynamics, kinematics, acoustics, thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, controls, mechatronics, aerodynamics, and multidisciplinary analysis and optimization. With more than three decades of experience working with our customers to solve the most challenging design, test, and analysis problems, we have gained a reputation for excellence in the engineering community. Our work on a wide range of products in the aerospace and defense, military and commercial vehicle, and consumer-product industries has been recognized with a number of technical and service awards for excellence—most recently including the NASA George M. Low Award, which is the aerospace industry’s premier quality and performance award. Through IR&D and SBIR efforts, ATA has also developed unique measurement and simulation technologies, such as a coupled multiphysics capability for analyzing hypersonic vehicle structures.

Advanced Technology International (ATI) builds and leads applied research collaborations comprised of government agencies, research universities and hundreds of innovative industry partners – ranging from Fortune 500 companies to small and emerging businesses. ATI currently manages over 100 national and international programs worth over $1.3B in applied R&D contract value. ATI’s results-based management approach assures delivery of creative technology solutions to complex client challenges.

Flow forming is an advanced, net shape, cold metal forming process employed for the manufacturing of dimensionally precise, rotationally symmetrical, hollow components. Precise tubular components such as motor bodies and warheads for tactical rockets, having large length to diameter ratios, made with thin walls and requiring a high degree of dimensional accuracy are excellent flow formed parts. Titaniums, nickel-based alloys, high strength carbon steels, high fragmentation steels, Maraging Steels, high strength aluminums, and Tantalum Tungsten alloys are routinely flow formed. Internal and external features for the interface of fuzing, imbedded sensors, explosives, and propulsion are also routinely accommodated. Well known for its efficiency and economic benefits, flow forming has been widely accepted as the process of choice in the fabrication of difficult-to-manufacture, round and thin wall, military and aerospace components requiring superior metallurgical and dimensional controls. Flowforming is currently employed for the production of missile war heads, outer shells and nose cones, housings for flight and launch motors, casings for rocket motors, large caliber cartridge casings, thin wall mortar tubes, projectiles, bomb bodies; as well as tubulars for the nuclear, petrochemical and aerospace industries. Flow formed parts are formed to net shape or near net shape, eliminating machining operations and expensive material losses. A cylindrical work piece is attached to a rotating mandrel; 3 rollers hydraulically compress against the outer diameter of the preform. The desired geometry of the flow formed tube is achieved when the preform wall thickness is compressed above its yield strength and plasticized “made to flow” in the longitudinal direction onto the surface of the inner, rotating mandrel. As the preform material is thinned out and lengthened onto the mandrel, preforms are formed into seamless, thin wall, very round and concentric tubular-shaped products; with increased mechanical properties from the cold work, refined microstructure, oriented crystallographic texture and excellent surface finishes, all with repeatable accuracy.

Auburn University is engaged in research important to DoD achieving its mission as well as fielding the best, most advanced armaments in the world.  Specifically, Auburn is engaged in technical research in GPS APNT, cyber-security (or more broadly CEMA), hypersonic materials, communications both wired and wireless, additive manufacturing, model-based engineering, extreme environmental testing, shelf-life and aging, thermal modelling and simulation, human factors and safety, and human performance. Additionally, Auburn is committed to providing quality graduates to government and industry.

AURA Technologies, LLC is a HUB Zone company with extensive, Senior-Level Key Personnel, and past performance providing direct leadership and management of over $80M in funded work providing on-site Program and Analysis Services, PhD-level Scientific and Technical Assistance, Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance (SETA), AI/IT/Network System Operations, Administrative Services, as well as on–site laboratory R&D in physical science disciplines. Aura’s strategic business centers around 3 major capabilities – Advanced Manufacturing (Additive Manufacturing /3D Printing of metals, polymers, energetics and electronics), Cyber & Artificial Intelligence, and Tactical Power.

Avatar Partners, Inc. (API) specializes in Simplifying Complex Systems™ for the Warfighter and Business User Communities. As a Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB), our solutions include Curriculum Development, Integrated Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality, Software, Logistics, Hardware and Training Solutions for Government and Commercial Fortune 1000 customers. Innovation, flexibility and cost-effective solutions are what we do best. We have a fourteen year track record of providing superior solutions on-time and within budget, ensuring highly satisfied customers. API has been key participants in architecting and developing Mission Planning Information Architecture for the USN, USAF, and USMC. Our solutions include the design and development of Integrated, Interactive Multimedia Training and Documentation for JMPS (Joint Mission Planning System) and the Electronic Kneeboard (EKB). We designed and developed systems that increase the effectiveness, efficiency, and safety of the warfighter by using a simplified Interactive Electronic Technical Manuals (IETM) providing the user a “Single Book of Knowledge” for JMPS while substantially decreasing the cost of “paper” documentation maintenance by using an S1000D format.

Averatek specializes in very high-density interconnect technology capable of achieving 5 micron lines and spaces while using cost effective processes and techniques which are available and practical for printed circuit board fabricators.  In addition to proprietary techniques, Averatek develops and manufactures key chemical products that enable very small feature sizes in printed circuit boards, IC packaging, interposers and in-situ interposers.  This technology is applicable to a wide range of materials including metals, polymers, ceramics, glass and fabrics.

Azimuth Technology (AZT Technology, LLC)  is the leading precision manufacturer of major firearms related components, Explosives (EOD / IED) detection equipment, and other products and components used in defense, aerospace and the military. The company serves discerning customers in the global military, law enforcement and civilian markets. It’s leadership team has a more than 50-year legacy of success in delivering exceptional manufacturing quality for industries where precision operation is critical. Azimuth is ITAR Registered; EAR, US Department of State DDTC and ATF compliant; and has also passed the rigorous DCMA audit. In addition to machining major component parts and assemblies like world-class aftermarket drop-in barrels, slides and bolt carrier groups, Azimuth produces major OEM component parts for well-known, trusted firearms brands in the US and worldwide.  The company is ISO 9001:2015 certified. The company is headquartered in Naples, Florida and has a proud tradition of focusing on American manufacturing with American workers using US-sourced raw materials. Azimuth Technology commitment to American manufacturing extends to hiring top talent, utilizing the best equipment and machining tools available, and employing proven manufacturing and total quality control methods that produce consistently superior products and results.

BAE Systems is a global leader in the design, development, production and support of armoured combat vehicles, major and minor caliber naval guns and missile launchers, canisters, artillery systems and intelligent munitions.

BAE Systems Land & Armaments L.P. provides design, development, production, through-life support and upgrade of armored combat vehicles, tactical wheeled vehicles, naval guns, missile launchers, artillery systems, munitions as well as military and law enforcement products.

Bailey Tool & Mfg. Co. (BTM) is a small business headquartered in the Dallas suburb of Lancaster, Texas. Since 1969, BTM has been producing metal components in machining and press-forming methods for a variety of industrial sectors. BTM collaborates with customers on product design and simulation using advanced nonlinear FEA and solids design tools, performs prototyping, development and testing services and builds prototype and sophisticated production tooling and assembly equipment. BTM has a wide range of CNC, mechanical, laser and robotic machining, forming and welding equipment to accomplish these tasks and has additional capabilities in hydroforming and hot-forming processes. Post-grad metallurgical and material science engineering professionals assist in the design, development and maintenance of processes employed in development and production and materials characterization efforts. Relationships with academic research resources at state and private university systems augment BTM’s technical capabilities. BTM has current experience in the production of shaped charge liners and true deep-drawn components for warhead applications. For further information on BTM and other inquiries, contact John Buttles at

Battelle provides a complete range of assessment, engineering, modeling, product development, processes, procedures, and testing capabilities. These technology-based products and services range from theoretical studies and projections of future trends, to full-scale hardware demonstrations through type classification.

BrockTek is a small engineering and manufacturing company that specializes in the research, design, development and operation of unmanned systems, subsystems and components. BrockTek believes in innovation and diversification, and the vast portfolio of work performed attests to the creative, collaborative and entrepreneurial spirit that is the foundation of the organization. From Government & Defense to Commercial & Civilian Organizations, BrockTek rapidly delivers effective, efficient and flexible UAS solutions to not just meet, but exceed expectations. BrockTek is a wholly owned subsidiary of AllSource Global Management – a WOSB defense contracting firm. BrockTek is ISO 9001:2015 Certified.

Bren-Tronics is a technology based power and energy company with over 45 years’ experience designing/manufacturing rechargeable batteries, chargers and complete power systems. We support Worldwide Military/Commercial customers providing batteries and complete systems from watts to kilowatts, in any climate. Our Lithium-Ion battery systems are ideally suited for today’s demanding Directed Energy applications including lasers and electronic counter-measure devices.