Force Protection - Air, Sea, Ground

As a lead aviation manufacturer, Merrill Aviation & Defense combines our legacy experience in the design, development and manufacture of state-of-the-art weapon stations for ground combat vehicles and proprietary hulls for Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles with our FAA-certified overhaul, test and repair expertise for commercial and military aviation components.


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Industry Leaders

that trust us in the aviation & defense industry
  • Boeing
  • UTC Aerospace Systems
  • General Dynamics
  • Tacom
  • Pratt & Whitney
  • Precision

    From Start to finish
  • Performance

    Performance You Can Measure
  • Possibilities

    Anything is Possible
Precision in the aviation and defense industries means the ability to operate in high stress environments. Merrill Aviation & Defense offers precision aerospace manufacturing and design for high stress critical components, precision overhaul repair with capabilities that include cleaning and stripping of incoming parts, CMM dimensions, NDT testing, machining, replacement of bushing and bearings, plating, surface treatment and delivery. We design and manufacture critical defense protection systems, delivering consistent quality precisely to customer specifications.
Precision Manufacturing

Merrill Aviation & Defense leverages the breadth and depth of our entire Merrill Technologies Group family of companies to deliver precisely what is required for each component. Our aviation manufacturer operations include advanced CNC machining centers capable of handling the smallest of parts to excessively large components. Heat treating, grinding, surface preparation and surface finishes complete our processes.

Merrill Aviation & Defense components are designed and built to perform in the harshest environment. Our products from start to finish go through exacting processes which ensure our components are designed to meet rigorous demands. Our highly trained staff brings us a wealth of experience in aerospace manufacturing and design, engineering, overhaul, repair, production and testing.
Product testing includes a rigorous First Article Inspection (FAI) process using CMM equipment to verify critical dimensions and tolerances have been achieved, according to the customer’s specification.
Process Control

Incoming raw material certifications are maintained in our Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system to provide our customers with full traceability throughout the entire manufacturing process with lot tracking as required.


The heart of every great company is its employees and Merrill Aviation & Defense is no exception. Countless years of training and repeated performance at the highest standards of quality in our industries provide Merrill Aviation & Defense the competitive edge while others struggle to meet their commitments.


Your success is dependent on a trusted partner who consistently delivers superior products on schedule. When you rely on performance, Merrill Aviation & Defense delivers - our products become your products. Whether it’s an overhaul of a key landing gear component for our nation’s military fighter aircraft fleet, production of a recoil mechanism for the US Army’s ground combat vehicles, or refurbishment of a commercial jet engine, our “Anything is Possible” mindset helps make the impossibilities into realities.

We develop prototype wing spars, engine mounts, landing gear struts and other critical components for both commercial and military aircraft.


Merrill Aviation & Defense has also demonstrated our ability to efficiently & effectively ramp-up our production to deliver hundreds of products per month according to our customer’s delivery requirements.

Overhaul & Repair

Merrill Aviation & Defense, a 14 CFR, Part 145 Repair Station, provides overhaul and repair services for one of the world’s leading FAR 121 carriers, as well as for many 125, 135, and 137 operations.