TORRANCE, Calif., March 11 (UPI) -- California Manufacturing Technology Consulting says its program to address Defense Department legacy parts requirements has expanded contracting opportunities.
CMTC announced Wednesday that 25 small businesses in California experienced an expansion of manufacturing opportunities as part the company's Defense Parts Direct service.
CMTC says its DPD service is designed to work with defense authorities to identify legacy system replacement needs including parts for the KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft the Navy Sea Sparrow missile system among other requirements.
"Small and medium-sized manufacturers are critical to defense readiness as they are more agile and responsive than large defense prime contractors in the support of legacy systems," David Braunstein, CMTC president and chief executive officer, said in a statement.
"By increasing and maximizing the capabilities of the nation's largest small business manufacturing base, in California, the Defense Department has a major opportunity to reduce costs and parts shortages."