Connecticut Defense Manufacturing Community Consortium

Partnerships & Collaboration

The State of Connecticut is focused on supporting and expanding defense technology research, development, and production capabilities within the state. To facilitate this growth, the state has assembled the Connecticut Defense Manufacturing Community Consortium (CDMCC). 

The CDMCC is responsible for fostering collaboration and accelerating the digital transformation of Connecticut’s Defense Manufacturing Community (DMC) members.

The CDMCC, comprised of representatives from key OEMs, industry suppliers, educational institutions, and public/private organizations, is led by Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) and overseen by the State of Connecticut’s Chief Manufacturing Officer.

Public/Private Partners

Educational Institutions

Original Equipment Manufacturers

  • Pratt & Whitney design, manufacture, and maintenance of world-class jet engines (e.g., F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, F-22 Raptor, B-52 bomber)
  • Sikorsky Aircraft global leader in vertical lift aircraft (e.g., Black Hawk, CH-53K, Seahawk, Future Vertical Lift)
  • Electric Boat design, construction, and lifecycle support of submarines for the U.S. Navy (e.g. Virginia Class and Columbia Class submarines)

Manufacturing and Supply Chain Support

  • Aerospace Components Manufacturers (ACM) Network of independent aerospace companies with 113 members, representing more than 10,000 employees
  • Naval & Maritime Consortium (N&MC) Connecticut-based undersea and maritime supply chain professional and economic development organization with approximately 100 members
  • MxD Manufacturing Spearhead workforce development efforts and equip suppliers with digital manufacturing tools and expertise to improve quality and delivery metrics