Air Force ManTech

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U.S. Air Force (AF) ManTech is responsible for planning and executing programs that grow the Nation’s defense industrial base in support of AF weapon system development and sustainment requirements.  This ensures advanced manufacturing processes, techniques, systems, and equipment are available for timely, reliable, and economical acquisition, production, and systems repair.


The Manufacturing and Industrial Technologies Division (known as Air Force ManTech) is part of the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Materials and Manufacturing Directorate located at Wright Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB) in Dayton, OH.  It primarily utilizes U.S. industry as its laboratory to meet the demanding, ever-evolving manufacturing technology needs of the warfighter.

The Division is composed of the Electronics and Sensors Branch (RXME) and the Propulsion, Structures and Manufacturing Enterprise Branch (RXMS).  ManTech’s Electronics and Sensors Branch establishes and improves the capability for effective processes, materials, and procedures necessary for the affordable manufacture of sensors, electronic devices, assemblies and subsystems for utilization in AF and Department of Defense (DoD) weapon systems.  The branch is also responsible for developing an investment strategy for the interdisciplinary technology relationships of electronic design and engineering, materials and materials processing, fabrication, assembly, integration, test, and quality improvement.  ManTech’s Propulsion, Structures and Manufacturing Enterprise Branch plans and leads manufacturing technology programs to establish and improve the manufacturing enterprise for affordable, timely and quality manufacture of AF and DoD weapon system structures and propulsion.  Work is done in response to requirements within the DoD industrial base, AF Lifecycle and Sustainment Centers, and Research and Development (R&D) organizations.

Investment Portfolio Areas


Air Force Investment Portfolio Areas



$43.1M (FY21)

Proposal Process

New Closed Call Manufacturing Technology Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) posting in FY20 – topics of interest include composites consolidation, attritable system cost modeling, ceramic matrix composites, and virtual and augmented reality. 

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