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The Navy Manufacturing Technology (ManTech) Program, managed within the Office of Naval Research (ONR), is focused on manufacturing technologies to assist key acquisition program offices in achieving their respective affordability goals. ManTech is currently funding affordability initiatives for the VIRGINIA Class Submarine, CVN 78 Class Carrier, DDG 51 Class Destroyer, Littoral Combat Ship, and the Joint Strike Fighter. Navy ManTech works with defense contractors, naval acquisition program offices, the Naval Research Enterprise, and academia to develop improved processes and equipment. The program is structured to promote timely implementation to strengthen the defense industrial base. In summary, the overall goal of each project developed within the ManTech Program is to deliver affordable technologies and equipment that have the most benefit to the warfighter.