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Immediate Release

Department of Defense Enters an Agreement to Strengthen the U.S. Supply Chain for Essential Turbine Engine

The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Industrial Base Policy, through its Manufacturing Capability Expansion and Investment Prioritization (MCEIP) office, entered into an agreement with Selmet, Inc., a Consolidated Precision Products company, to support the production of specialty titanium castings used for key components for turbine engines for the F-15, F-16, F-22, and F-35 aircraft.

The $1.31 million agreement, entered into under the Defense Production Act (DPA) Title III authorities and utilizing funds appropriated by the Additional Ukraine Supplemental Appropriations Act, will enable Selmet to procure and install specialty equipment required to produce complex titanium castings.  The project reduces the risk of supply chain disruptions for the turbine engines supporting some of our military’s most essential fighter aircraft.

“Resiliency at all points in our defense industrial base is required to ensure the operational availability of the platforms on which our warfighters depend,” said Dr. Laura Taylor-Kale, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Industrial Base Policy.  “Upstream supporting activities are just as important as the manufacturing of final products.”

Selmet is a based in Albany, Oregon and is a strategic supplier of various F100, F135, and F119 turbine engine components to Pratt & Whitney (P&W), a division of Raytheon Technologies.

About the Department of Defense’s Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Industrial Base Policy

Industrial Base Policy is the principal advisor to the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment (USD(A&S)) for developing Department of Defense policies for the maintenance of the United States defense industrial base (DIB), executing small business programs and policy, and conduction geo-economic analysis and assessments.  The office also provides the USD(A&S) with recommendations on budget matters related to the DIB, anticipates and closes gaps in manufacturing capabilities for defense systems, and assesses impacts related to mergers, acquisition, and divestitures.  IBP monitors and assesses the impact of foreign investments in the United States and executes authorities under sections 2501 and 2505 U.S.C. Title 10.