Provide customers with cost efficient science, engineering and testing services in a timely manner. RIA-JMTC's Science And Engineering Directorate supports the free world's largest manufacturing Arsenal

Production Engineering


  • Configuration Management
  • Technical Data Validation and Development
  • Reverse Engineering
  • Re-Engineering
  • Producibility Analysis
  • Stress Analysis (FEA and Physical Measurement)
  • Value Engineering
  • Manufacturing Process Validation
  • Concurrent Engineering
  • CAD/CAM Modeling
  • Engineering Change Proposals (ECP's)
  • Product Testing
  • Product Design to Performance Specs or Customer Requests
  • Supports wide range of manufacturing processes (All at one facility)

Reverse Engineering


  • 3D Digital Arm
  • CAD/CAM Systems
  • Stress Analysis
  • Thermal Analysis

Rapid Prototyping

Virtual Manufacturing


Key Capabilities

  • Foundry Engineering Support
  • Reverse Engineering
  • Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
  • Standards - IGES & STEP Translators
  • 3D Digital Arm (to make a CAD model from a part)
  • Factory Floor Simulation
  • Motion Analysis
  • Data Mining
  • Collaborative Engineering Tools (Using the Internet)



Environmental Room

The Environmental Room is approximately 14'Wx20'Lx10'H and has a temperature range from -60 F to 200 F. Small caliber weapons can be fired in the chamber into a 1000 inch sand range. The temperature is automatically controlled, and recorded. Items can be tested in icing conditions or hot and humid conditions.

Portable Environmental Chambers

For smaller items that will fit into a 2'Wx4'Lx3'H envelop. The temperature is automatically controlled and recorded.

Simulation Projects

Recent R & D Simulation Testing

  • Crusader prototype gun mount
  • Soft recoil Howitzer (Technology Demonstrator)

Current & Recent Production Simulation Testing for Large Caliber Weapons

  • M1A1 Tank Gun Mounts
  • M182 Self Propelled Howitzer Gun Mounts
  • M 178 Self Propelled Howitzer Gun Mounts
  • Light Weight Howitzer Recoils