The expansion of high-tech military equipment has left many Prime Defense Contractors scrambling to fill orders. Most of these contractors simply do not have the people or resources needed to handle the influx of orders in-house.
Outsourcing vs. In-House Production
The high cost of production prevents many large organizations from handling production in-house. It’s just not economically feasible to produce and test the large number of military electronics needed to protect our country. This is why several major companies including Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, and L-3 turn to contract manufacturers to help with the design, production, and testing of new products.
Contract manufacturing of military electronics has quickly become a major industry. Several companies around the United States have begun offering a wide range of contract manufacturing services specifically for the military. Prime Defense Contractors often utilize several different CM’s for various parts of production.
Contract Manufacturing of Military Electronics
Contract manufacturing for military electronics is different than traditional contract manufacturing. In traditional contract manufacturing, the CM creates complete products under the contractor’s brand. When it comes to military, the contract manufacturer may create certain components based on designs provided by the contractor, or create products or components based on the contract manufacturer’s original designs, assemblies, fabrication, testing, and manufacturing process. The contract manufacturer uses their unique knowledge of the industry to produce products and provide services to meet the contractor’s exact requirements.
Military electronics are often used in extreme environments. It’s crucial that these products work the way they should. Any defect or system failure could potentially put lives at risk. This is why Prime Defense Contractors must meet strict requirements for quality and reliability. Products created for the military must undergo rigorous testing.
Experienced Contract Manufacturer
Means Engineering provides comprehensive contract manufacturing solutions for businesses across a wide range of industries. Our team of experts has extensive experience working with the Defense industry. We bring a high level of knowledge and expertise to every project.
Means Engineering has the capabilities to handle all parts of production including design, assembly, manufacturing, and testing. Our services provide significant value over handling production in-house.