VTG operates a 47,000-square-foot precision metalwork fabrication and manufacturing facility. This state-of-the-art resource can support any fabrication requirement, including the manufacture, assembly, and installation of electronic equipment components, equipment foundations, towers, ventilation systems, surrogate targets, and more.
Our people are skilled problem solvers. Customers come to us with ideas, and we transform them into solutions. Specializing in rapid prototyping, our drafters, engineers, and technicians use the latest 3D programs to quickly design and manufacture prototypes and finished products. We have the flexibility to do small lot runs or produce hundreds of copies. Renown for our support of ships and submarines, our products are built to Navy certifications, and our fully certified welders use NAVSEA- and AWS-approved welding procedures both in-shop and on the waterfront.
Many of the platforms, foundations, and fixtures that we manufacture are among the first things installed during the modernization of a ship or submarine. If not done correctly, the entire schedule could be delayed. That’s why our beginning-to-end ISO 9001.2015-certified quality management system is so important. Our quality assurance program begins when we accept customer drawings and continues until we perform the final quality check before the product leaves the facility.
Making training exercises as realistic as possible is the best way to prepare forces to recognize and react to threats they may encounter in combat. VTG fabricates realistic opposing force targets used for pilot training on Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps ranges. Pilots try to identify the surrogate targets from the air either through visual recognition or radar signature.
The full-size replicas of Russian and Chinese weapons that we produce for these exercises include Scud and ballistic missile launchers, radar units, and radar vehicles. Some units are more than 50 feet long, and each is mobile so it can be moved easily during training exercises. The design and production of these surrogates requires ingenuity. Our team takes open-source information, such as photos or drawings, scales the model to its actual size, and then produces a shell that accurately emulates the real-world version of the threat.