Merrill Aviation & Defense Ranger Division (Ranger) is pleased to be a Prime Contractor for the SeaPort-e program. Ranger has the capacity, facilities and in-house expertise required to complete a wide variety of manufacturing and assembly task orders quickly and cost effectively.

Ranger is an operating company of the Merrill Technologies Group (Merrill) – a vertically integrated business with 490 highly skilled manufacturing and production employees throughout four divisions. Merrill is a highly innovative, design, engineering and integrated manufacturing solutions provider. Merrill is an ITAR-registered company, providing leading-edge manufacturing and integrated vehicle armor solutions, intricate weldments, machined components and assemblies, innovative engineering and mission-critical aviation and defense equipment including state-of-the art combat weapon stations. With 1,000,000 ft2 of available manufacturing facilities and the expertise from more than 45 years in business, Merrill is a proven, dedicated, and responsive partner.

We’re proud to put ourselves to work for NAVSEA.


Divisional overviews are as follows:

  • Merrill Tool & Machine – Three, four and five-axis CNC machining and turning of multifarious parts up to 52 feet in length and 145 inch diameter in a 120,000 ft2 facility with 100,000-lb lift capability with 32 feet under crane hook space and over 50 major pieces of high-precision and ancillary machining equipment.
  • Merrill Fabricators – Provider of ferrous and non-ferrous fabrications weighing up to 200,000 lbs per Navy, Army, ASME and AWS standards all while incorporating Merrill’s own AWS-accredited Institute to train and keep employees current.
  • Merrill Aviation & Defense – Designs, develops and manufactures land combat vehicle state-of-the-art weapon systems and armor solutions, proprietary hulls for mine resistant ambush protected (MRAP) vehicles and development and testing of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). MAD is also certified to overhaul and rebuild aviation components and assemblies in compliance with FAA and EASA requirements. Additionally, our Ranger division is also a fully equipped, versatile machine shop with specialties in CNC machining, sheet-metal fabrication, welding, assembly and painting.
  • Merrill Engineering & Integration – Turnkey solutions provider with expertise in Mechanical Engineering, FEA, design concept, systems and controls engineering. Special machinery manufactured by Merrill starts in 3D CAD software as high productivity systems for metal removal, robotic & complex welding, automated testing and machining fixtures as well as product design & engineering. Merrill supports all interdepartmental requirements for ancillary fixturing, positioners, etc. required.