Manufacturing Successes

Latest Success: Production and Delivery of 60 T-45 Hook Shanks to the US Navy

Funded under SBIR Phase II Topic #N07-032 (Contract #N68335-11-C-0369), QuesTek delivered three prototype arresting hook shanks made with our Ferrium® M54® steel for the Navy T-45 platform.

The Navy qualified M54 steel to more than twice the service life over the existing material, with a cost savings of over $3 million.

QuesTek is serving as the prime contractor under a $5 million toll manufacturing contract to produce and deliver 60 T-45 hook shanks through 2017. QuesTek is managing the entire manufacturing process, from raw material procurement, through forging, machining, heat treatment and finishing to final delivery.

The first delivery of 8 hook shanks was in January 2016.

Project History