ORDINANCE SHIPPING CONTAINERS

105MM WOOD bOXES

Choctaw Defense was recently awarded a follow-on IDIQ contract for the 105mm Wood Boxes.

Over the life of the initial 5-year contract, Choctaw Defense has optimized the manufacturing process for the 105mm wood containers. We utilize LEAN one-piece flow production manufacturing that allows us to complete a container every 58 seconds for a total of 532 containers produced a day. The 105mm wooden ammunition boxes are 11” high x 12” wide x 37” long. 

The 105mm Wood Box production line received the Governor’s Manufacturing Leadership Award in 2009, and the Manufacturing Extension Partnership for “Excellence in Innovations” from the National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST) in 2012.  

ADVANCED MEDIUM RANGE AIR-TO-AIR MISSILE (AMRAAM) AIM-120 CNU-431/463/572 CONTAINERS

Choctaw Defense was awarded a contract to manufacture three variants of the Advanced Medium Range Air-To-Air Missile (AMRAAM) Containers for the Air Force. The variants included: CNU 431, CNU 463 and the CNU 572. During the production of these containers, Choctaw Defense designed and fabricated unique welding fixtures that minimized distortion to the base and cover of the containers during welding in order to maintain required tight tolerances for the product. 

CNU 431

CNU 463

CNU 572

AUXILIARY POWER UNIT (APU) CONTAINER​

The APU Aluminum Extrusion Container size is 36″ high x 34″ wide x 44″ long. These containers are used to contain any of three different Auxiliary Power Units during storage and transportation. This container utilizes a steel mounting cradle used for securing the APU’s. The cradle mounts can be arranged for three different configurations of APU’s. This contract was a high-volume effort with production requirements of 100 units per month. 

CNU 332/E CONTAINER​

The CNU 332/E container is the shipping and storage container used to package linked 30mm cartridges used in the A-10 Thunderbolt II (Warthog) aircraft. The CNU 332 consists of a formed and welded steel outer shell, Mylar liner and necessary hardware items. Each container measures 50″ long x 21″ wide x 41″ in height. 

JOINT STAND OFF WEAPON (JSOW)​

The Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW) is a family of air-to-ground weapons that utilize a Global Position System (GPS) targeting capability and an airframe that satisfies standoff requirements for attacking targets from outside enemy point defenses during day, night and adverse weather conditions. 

The containers used to ship and store the JSOW use a welded, double-wall extruded aluminum sidewall All-Up-Round (AUR) design. This container’s features include: a complex cradle mounted on shock absorbing pads, the ability to interface with the weapon from the outside of the container to program the mission into the missiles GPS computer and provides environmental protection to ensure JSOW meets the required 20-year storage life. These containers can be reused, stacked and handled by forklift or cranes. 

Stamping work cell for the mk-82 fin

Complete stamped mk-82 fin section

MK-82 Fin fixture for final assembly

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LASER GUIDED TAIL FIN HOUSINGS FOR PAVEWAY BOMBS

PAVE is an acronym for Precision Avionics Vectoring Equipment; literally, electronics for controlling the direction and flight path of this type of weapon. Other commonly used terms for these weapons is “smart bomb”, “laser guided bomb” and “precision guided bomb”. 

During this time, many thousands of panel assemblies of different varieties have been produced including the MK-82, MK-83, and MK-84. In addition to producing panel assemblies for Texas Instruments/Raytheon.

The Paveway series of guided bombs was developed by Texas Instruments beginning in 1964. The first weapon test took place in April 1965. Prototype weapons were sent to Vietnam for combat testing starting 1968. Paveways were extensively used in both the Gulf wars and Afghanistan and are still used today by the United States and many other of our allies. 

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    McAlester, Oklahoma
    74501
  • +1 918 426 2871
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