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Esterline Defense Technologies is the producer of the largest and most varied line of combustible ordnance and countermeasure products in the world. We are dedicated to serving the expendable countermeasure and combustible ordnance needs of customers worldwide.  We develop and manufacture state-of-the-art ordnance products, infrared decoy flares, radar countermeasure chaff, and a variety of other pyrotechnic devices.

Under the Armtec brand, Esterline Defense Technologies is proud of its role in contributing to the preparedness of the United States, United Kingdom and allied armed forces for decades. 

Combustible ordnance products are manufactured at our Coachella, California facility, which is also the location of our executive offices. Expendable countermeasures are manufactured at our flare facilities in East Camden, Arkansas, our chaff facility in Lillington, North Carolina, and at our Coachella, California location.

Operations

Combustible Ordnance

Our executive offices and combustible ordnance facilities are located near Palm Springs, California. We have over 100,000 square feet of under-roof facilities which include:

  • Research and development equipment
  • Chemical evaluation laboratory
  • Engineering services
  • Quality control operations
  • High volume production
  • Safety and security services
  • Flexible manufacturing capability
  • Pilot plant for small scale production

Infrared Decoy Flare Facilities

Our Infrared (IR) Decoy Flare facilities are located in East Camden, Arkansas and we  have more than 175,000 square feet of facilities which include:

  • Research and Development
    (supporting both flare and chaff product lines)
  • Extensive testing facilities
    • Dual band IR measurements
    • Mechanical properties
    • Wind stream testing
    • Aerodynamic properties
    • Burn rate fixture for evaluation of pressures
  • Chemical evaluation laboratory
  • High volume production equipment
  • Engineering services
  • Quality control operations
  • Safety and security services
  • Flexible manufacturing capability
  • Warehouse and storage

Radar Countermeasure Chaff Facilities

Our chaff products are manufactured at our Lillington, North Carolina facility. Our 48,000 square foot North Carolina facility is the only-fully integrated chaff production operation in the world and currently produces more than one million pounds of chaff per year. The facility includes:

  • High volume production equipment
  • Automated cutting and loading equipment
  • Test facilities
  • Chemical laboratory
  • Warehousing and Storage

Our People and Our Values

People are our most important asset. We have assembled the largest and most experienced team of scientists, engineers and operators in the expendable countermeasure and combustible ordnance industries.

Our people believe in values which are the foundation of our culture.

“Esterline Defense Technologies is a dedicated team that operates in an environment of truth, trust and teamwork through open communication and respect.”

Quality

We have a strong commitment to quality in our manufacturing and development activities. We are:

  • ISO 9001:2000 Certified
  • Supplier certified by our major customers
  • Recognized worldwide as a high quality producer

Environmental Responsibility

As a responsible corporate citizen, our operations are dedicated to protecting human health, natural resources, and the local and global environment in accordance with the Environmental Principles of Esterline Corporation. This dedication reaches further than compliance with the law to encompass the integration of sound environmental practices into our business decisions. This policy is based on the integration of risk-based cost-effective management practices into site activities, with the aim of continually improving environmental performance.

 Environmental Policy - Arkansas

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