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The EMTC concentrates on developing, demonstrating, transitioning and implementing new or improved manufacturing processes for the production of weapon systems, subsystems and/or their components. The goal of the program is to use demonstrated manufacturing science and technology from research and development (R&D) work in order to develop and implement manufacturing processes that produce affordable (lower costs), quality (increase reliability) products. EMTC provides a bridge from demonstrated R&D to implementation of new or improved manufacturing technology into the production arena.