Choctaw Defense, formerly operating as Choctaw Manufacturing and Development Corporation (CMDC), is a wholly owned corporation of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. Choctaw Defense operates three ISO-9001:2008 certified manufacturing facilities located within the historic boundaries of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, in Antlers, Hugo and McAlester, Oklahoma. Choctaw Defense is incorporated as a tribally owned 8(a) corporation and is certified by the Small Business Administration as HUBZone and Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB).
Under a Mentor-Protege agreement, the "Choctaw Finishing Plant" begins producing laser-guided bomb components and shipping and storage containers for Texas Instruments out of the Hugo, Oklahoma facility.
The company, now called Choctaw Defense, was granted HUBZone and 8(a) classifications by the U.S. Small Business Administration. These certifications allowed Choctaw Defense to greatly expand its capabilities and to demonstrate proven performance in a range of manufacturing specialties.
Choctaw Defense was awarded the prestigious Nunn-Perry Award (named in honor of former Senator Sam Nunn and former Secretary of Defense William Perry) for outstanding Mentor-Protege teams formed under the DoD Mentor-Protege program.
Choctaw Defense receives ISO 9000 certification and is awarded its first direct-to-government contract as a prime contractor for Stinger Missile shipping and storage containers.
Choctaw Defense acquires the McAlester, Oklahoma Industrial Park and more than doubles its manufacturing space.
Construction is completed on an 80,000 sq.-ft. facility at the McAlester Industrial Park for the production of MTVR Trailers.
Choctaw Defense has more than 200 employees fulfilling contracts for the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Boeing, Lockheed Martin and Raytheon.