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Spin tail assembly from the Lockley Manufacturing Group


The Lockley Manufacturing Group, of which the Danville plant was an integral part, manufactured over 40,000 spin tail assemblies for the Combined Effects Munitions (CEM) Tactical Munitions Dispensers (TMD).

Spin tail being manufactured




A major challenge of the TMD spin tail program was the requirement for high-rate, efficient production of these very complex assemblies. This challenge was met by innovative machining, fabrication, and assembly processes, which resulted in a maximum production rate of over 1000 spin tail assemblies per month.

Lockley Manufacturing was awarded "Quality Excellence of Products" from Honeywell










Innovative machining allowed for a high production rate







Spin tails were made for both CEM prime contractors, Honeywell and Aerojet. Honeywell gave special recognition to Lockley for "Quality Excellence of Products... achieving 100 percent lot acceptance, top delivery performance, and demonstrated team responsiveness."

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