Capabilities

Armor Fabrication

Merrill Aviation & Defense is a key armored vehicle manufacturer of ruggedized armor, primary weapon system recoil mechanisms and weapon stations for the Heavy Brigade Combat Team (HBCT). Our products and components are presently deployed in theatre on the M1A1 Abrams tank and Stryker platforms.

Our process begins with understanding our customers’ requirements for ballistic protection, environmental performance, shock and vibration. Those requirements are turned into detailed specifications, bill of material and prints, which completely define the manufacturing processes and tolerances required to repeatedly produce a high quality product. 

Our machining and fabrication centers are prepped for continued growth in armor material processing, such as:

  • Armor Machining
  • Armor Finishing
  • Armor Welding
  • Armor NDT
  • Armor Painting
  • Armor First Article Inspection (CMM)

Delivered per customer requirement in any of the following packaging formats:

  • Component
  • Subassembly
  • Kitting