The Aviation & Missile Technology Consortium, an entity hosted by the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Aviation & Missile Center, has had a resoundingly successful first year.
Perhaps the best example of SMC’s rapid prototyping approach is the Space Enterprise Consortium, or SpEC. Established in 2017 through an other transaction authority, or OTA, SpEC is comprised of 325 members who can apply to build space-related prototypes.
“It’s been exciting to watch the use of OTAs grow and expand at USAMRDC over the past few years,” said Sara Langdon, the command’s program manager (PM) for other-transactions with the Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium. “The flexibility has allowed for awards that involve complex collaborations with multiple companies and government laboratories, in addition to several acquisition programs.”
“Focused efforts on safety provide soldiers with equipment that better protects them, meaning more soldiers come home with less long-term health problems.”
The Army, by way of an Aviation and Missile Technology Consortium Other Transaction Authority, recently issued a request for proposals for the Future Long Range Assault Aircraft Competitive Demonstration and Risk Reduction effort.
The consortium currently has 325 members, a mix of traditional defense contractors, startups and purely commercial space firms. To date SpEC has awarded 54 prototype contracts in 16 different project areas worth about $312 million.
“With a collaborative effort by our partners in industry and the Department of Defense, we will advance this strategic weapon system and fulfill a critical mission for our nation,” said Lt. Gen. L. Neil Thurgood
The Forging Defense Manufacturing Consortium acts as the interface between the Forging Industry Association and the Defense Logistics Agency, working to develop and deploy integrated solutions to challenging technical and supply chain issues.
Advanced Technology International has won a five-year, $99M contract to help the U.S. Navy manage a center of excellence that was built to develop and transition naval manufacturing technologies to the private sector.
Report explores the Global Medical Device Technologies Market Analysis research likely to emerge over a period of 2018-2028
The increasing research and development activities are expected to facilitate optimized healthcare and increase the deployment of innovations in medical device technologies. Similar efforts are being taken by the Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium (MTEC) which is an enterprise collaboration that enables R&D actions in government agencies.