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Military and Defense

Military and Defense, Mission Critical Success

We pride ourselves on being industry leader in MIL-Spec products and manufacturing. Our products can withstand demanding industries in mission critical industries.  

We manufacture our military and defense products to the highest standards, as there is no room for error. We proudly domestically manufacture mission critical components that the US Government can rely on.  

Below are our product lines catering to the industry and the applications of our products in the military and defense industries.  

Product Lines

Round steel bars

Bar Stock

Premium stainless steel and nickel bar stock manufactured up to 0.750” to customer specifications. Highly customizable for many end-use applications and mission critical industries. 

Various cable assemblies on a black background

Cable Assemblies

Custom cable assemblies crafted with precision and expertise. Our aircraft, military, and commercial cable assemblies are all highly customizable, and are durable enough to withstand demanding applications.    

CNC machining process

CNC Machining

Custom CNC manufacturing can use many different alloys including stainless steel, aluminum, brass, bronze, copper and nickel. Custom parts are tested in-house to ensure quality, and precise machining produces the perfect product every time  

Assortment of metal bolts, nuts, and screws

Cold Heading Wire

Cold heading wire is available in stainless, nickel, and copper base alloys. Quality raw material for use as fasteners, blind rivets, screws and bolts. 

A factory worker wrapping coated cable around a spool

Coated Cable

Involves a meticulous process of extruding a plastic jacket onto aircraft cable or wire rope, to enhance durability, functionality, and improve aesthetics. More resistant to abrasion than ordinary cables and adds resilience for harsh conditions. 

Worker welding metal piping using tig welder

Welding Wire

Welding wire produced for various techniques including MIG, TIG and SAW welding. Available in stainless and nickel-based alloys. 

Our AS9100 certified military products are manufactured with excellence, ready to take on the challenges that this mission critical industry presents. With the industry’s largest assembly inventory, we are able to produce custom assemblies for military and defense applications in a timely manner. 

Here are the applications of our products in military and defense:

Product Applications

Jets flying over the clouds

Flight Control

Rudders, ailerons, elevators and more components that dictate a plane’s direction are controlled from the cockpit by cable assemblies. Throttle controls use cable assemblies as well, relying on quality cables for consistent and smooth acceleration. Mid-air alterations that keep flights on track, and make pilot’s jobs easier, are powered by aircraft cable.  

Jet engine

Fasteners & Engine

Bar stock products are both highly customizable, and highly reliable, being manufactured from AS9100 certified metals. Whether it’s the little fasteners that keep the plane together, or the more complex engine parts that ensure take-off, descension and everything in between is done efficiently, you can trust CWI bar stock.  

Passenger service panels dropped for maintenance in the interior of a commercial Passenger airplane.

Emergency Systems​

Our durable cable assemblies and coated cable products can be used for safety and emergency systems in aircrafts. If you’ve ever heard a pre-flight speech about emergency procedures, you’ve heard mention of a product we can provide. 

Emergency exits and masks stored above seats are a few examples of safety precautions that would be opened or released by our cable products. With how critical these measures can be, having quality cables involved is crucial.  

Bushings

Bushings, Hardware

CWI custom manufacturing allows us to provide many smaller hardware components to the aerospace industry. From bushings to bearings to nuts and bolts, our CNC machining capabilities can be used to create the perfect product for any application. 

Bushings and bearings help limit friction, and we can also manufacture the exact screw, nut or bolt needed to keep structural components together, and maximize the function of all the technology within an aircraft. 

Airplane under maintenance

Structural Parts

Much of the structure of an aircraft can be produced from bar stock metal alloys like stainless steel and aluminum. The fuselage (main body) and wings of a plane use these metals for their lightweight structure, corrosion resistance and durability to withstand weather obstacles, long flights, heavy loads and the many other challenges of this mission critical industry  

Our AS9100 certified locations have many certifications, listed here: 

Loos Naples – Naples, Florida 

SPECIFICATION 

DESCRIPTION 

MIL-DTL-781 

Covers wire rope terminals designed for attachment to wire rope by swaging 

MIL-DTL-8878 

Turnbuckles, Positive Safetying, General Specification intended for use in the construction of aircraft and aircraft accessories 

MS-21252C 

Clip Locking, Clevis Fork 

MS-20667 

Fork End Fittings 

MS-20668 

Eye End Fittings 

MS-21254C 

Turnbuckle, Eye End (For Pin) 

MS-21255C 

Turnbuckle, Clip Locking, Eye End (For Wire) 

MS-21259 

Stud End Fittings 

MS-21260 

Locking Stud End Fittings 

MS-20663 

Double Shank Balls 

MS-20664 

Single Shank Balls 

MS-21251 

Turnbuckle Bodies 

MS-21256 

Locking Clips 

MS-51844 

Oval Sleeves 

 

Loos & Co. – Pomfret, Connecticut 

SPECIFICATION 

DESCRIPTION 

MIL-DTL-83420  

QPL-83420 

Wire rope, flexible, for aircraft control (supersedes MIL-W-83420, MIL-C-5424 and MIL-W-1511) 

MIL-DTL-87161  

QPL-87161 

Wire rope, non flexible, for aircraft application (supersedes MIL-W-87161, MIL-W-5693 and MIL-W-6940) 

MIL-DTL-18375  
 

QPL-18375 

Cable, steel (corrosion-resisting, non-magnetic) flexible, preformed (for aeronautical use) (supersedes MIL-W-18375) 

MIL-DTL-87218   

QPL-87218 

Cable, lockclad, for aircraft control 

MIL-DTL-6117 

QPL-6117 

Wire Rope Assemblies, Aviation, Swage Type 

MIL-DTL-83140 
 

QPL-83140 

Wire ropes, stainless steel preformed, non-rotation, for aircraft rescue hoist and cargo handling (winching) (supersedes MIL-W-83140) 

MIL-W-18242 

Wire rope and wire rope assemblies; single leg-corrosion resisting steel, minesweeping 

RR-W-410 

Federal Specification for Wire Rope and Strand 

MIL-DTL-5688 

Wire Rope Assemblies; Aircraft, Proof Testing and Prestretching 

 

 Strand Core – Milton, Florida 

SPECIFICATION 

DESCRIPTION 

MIL-DTL-83420 

Wire rope, flexible, for aircraft control – supersedes MIL-W-83420, MIL-C-5424, and MIL-W-1511 

MIL-DTL-87161 

Wire rope, non flexible, for aircraft application – supersedes MIL-W-87161, MIL-W-5693, and MIL-W-6940) 

MIL-DTL-18375 

Cable, steel (corrosion-resisting, non-magnetic) flexible, preformed (for aeronautical use) – supersedes MIL-W-18375 

MIL-DTL-83140 

Wire ropes, stainless steel preformed, non-rotation, for aircraft rescue hoist and cargo handling (winching) – supersedes MIL-W-83140 

MIL-DTL-18242 

Wire rope and wire rope assemblies; single leg-corrosion resisting steel, minesweeping 

RR-W-410 

Federal Specification for Wire Rope and Strand