The US National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM) has opened a new office in Alabama to improve its support for with the US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC) Aviation and Missile Center nearby. The center develops aviation and missile weapons systems and unmanned aerial and ground vehicle platforms.

NCDMM now has four offices in the US.

'Since our inception, the CCDC Aviation and Missile Center has been a key partner of NCDMM’s,' said Dean L Bartles, NCDMM president. 'During this time, we’ve partnered together on numerous projects that have resulted in significant cost savings/avoidance while improving parts, processes, and equipment used by the warfighter.’

The organization has appointed Mike Docherty as NCDMM’s director of manufacturing technology, and manager of the new office. Docherty has more than 25 years of defense experience across all services, including air, ground, naval, and weapons platforms with the aim of developing technology to improve military performance.

This story uses material from NCDMM, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.