Bent River Machine provides various types of ground support equipment (GSE) for many Department of Defense (D.O.D.) applications. One of our customers for the past 15 years is a top U.S. defense contractor specializing in advanced aviation and smart defense systems. When they need tooling for new missile factories, they turn to us for help in designing, building, and testing handling equipment.

At Bent River, our unique GSE equipment tooling capabilities will give you what you need for nearly any D.O.D. application.

Benefits of Working With Bent River

While many believe that D.O.D. activities always pertain directly to flight and AS 9100 certifications, there are plenty of other applications where high-quality equipment and components are required to support these core defense operations. Bent River can assist our customers with the completion of AS 9100 forms, and we construct different types of missile ground support equipment to help manufacture the parts and assemblies that fly. Our GSE offerings include:

  • Rings
  • Carts
  • Alignment tools
  • Assembly rigs
  • Cradles
  • And more

To ensure the best possible results with our aircraft ground support equipment, Bent River Machine has the following certifications:

  • ISO 9001:2015
  • ITAR certification
  • NIST 800-171

Our D.O.D. Capabilities

At Bent River Machine, we offer several solutions that meet our customers’ specific requirements for D.O.D. applications.

Our experts specialize in low-volume projects with medium to high complexity. We offer mechanical-electrical assembly and integration for all types of GSE equipment based on our customers’ needs, with expertise in manufacturing and assembling entirely new designs to ensure they work as intended.

In addition to assembly and integration, we offer other unique capabilities, including:

  • Engineering — If you need engineering for a particular project, we have a team that can help you craft the ideal design.
  • Factory Tooling — We offer custom factory tooling that aids in the manufacture and assembly of components to be used in flight.
  • OEM Contract Manufacturing — We offer contract manufacturing services to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to help them develop products that they can sell to end users.
  • Automation — We also provide custom automation solutions to streamline the production on your missile factory floor.

Our Process

Bent River Machine uses a set process with every job to yield the best results. We begin by thoroughly reviewing the drawings our customers provide, which allows us to understand the exact specifications of the project and provide an accurate quote. Then, our fabrication, quality, planning, and logistics teams review the project and assess any risks. Working closely with customers, we develop the solution in accordance with their requirements and goals.

Ground Support Equipment & Factory Automation by Bent River

For consistently dependable ground support equipment and automation solutions, turn to the professionals at Bent River Machine. We’ll work with you to develop the perfect solution for each project, and we won’t rest until you’re happy with the final product. Our teams build parts, sub-assemblies, prototypes, and turnkey solutions to help customers achieve their goals. We aim to be your single source for design, manufacturing, and implementation.

Want to learn more about what the experts at Bent River Machine can do for you? Reach out to us today, and we’ll connect you with a member of our team to discuss your next project.