As an end-to-end provider we deliver full service solutions to our customers; there are no gaps, leaving nothing left out… giving our customers a settled confidence that we don’t just build the world’s best lightweight, transportable, tactical military vehicles, but lasting relationships that will support them, perpetually. From the initial specifications and design, to manufacturing, unmatched logistical support, and immediate responsiveness, Flyer is a true business partner.
Every customer has a unique set of parameters to fulfill. Our job is not to just successfully fulfill their requirements, but to propose improvements before and during the engineering process. Flyer’s engineering staff has diversified backgrounds in military systems engineering, aerospace, automotive, off-road vehicle development, and specialized vehicle components. With a core belief that there’s always a better way, we are uniquely positioned to make every vehicle project successful, often exceeding expectations.
Over the years, Flyer Defense has developed unparalleled unique solutions keeping up with continuously evolving requirements and demands.
With ongoing research and ever-changing technology systems, Flyer maintains deep expertise and experience in the complete integration of Commercial off-the-Shelf (COTS) components and internally developed components with purpose designed military vehicle chassis, body and armament/weapon station structures and C4I systems.
Lean manufacturing and flexible production lines make up the Flyer Defense build strategy. Our setup is extremely robust to support modest vehicle volumes without the necessity for additional production lines and associated tooling.
Flyer Defense operates dedicated low volume manufacturing and assembly facilities in Los Angeles, California leveraging a proximity to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and an extensive vendor and supplier base. These vendors complement all aspects of the manufacture and build operation to provide seamless production. Since our inception, maintaining key partner relationships to rapidly scale the manufacturing of our vehicles has been paramount, giving us the capacity to meet the demands of our customers. Our own production capacity is purposely based on manual labor, with the flexibility to add a more mechanized arrangement with dedicated welding robots, further strengthening the total program build plan and capability. And as a standard, Flyer implements the use of critical automotive tools and practices including Advanced Production Quality Plan (APQP) and Production Part Approval Process (PPAP).
Flyer Defense conducts Initial Total Vehicle and System Testing. Vehicles are tested in both static and dynamic events to prove the performance of the power train, suspension, body structure, steering, braking, electrical and electronics, human factors (i.e. ergonomics) etc., prior to any outside vendor participation.
Testing environments include internal test rigs and jigs and on/off road evaluations under a variety of terrain and temperature gradients. Flyer Defense uses recognized test facilities such as Aberdeen Test Center (ATC) and Nevada Automotive Test Center (NATC) to support shakedown, durability, accelerated life cycle and stability testing, weapons firing, model validation, etc. Flyer vehicles have been through numerous testing events both within the United States and abroad including performance, ride quality and reliability, availability, maintainability, and durability (RAM-D).
Flyer provides 24/7 support to our domestic and international customers. With our proven team of on-demand field service representatives and trainers, we support everything from operator and maintainer training and manuals to on-call technical support, maintenance and spare parts. And with our unique support division, Flyer Logistics, customers are afforded direct portal access to better serve all of their logistical needs.
At Flyer, we make anticipating the needs of our customers a priority and are just as concerned with perfecting future products and services as we are with the present.
We continuously stretch ourselves into new technologies that keep us the leader in our category and have assembled a team of the industry’s best to form an innovation collaborative that never stops ideating.
We are currently well into the development of electric, autonomous and power generating technologies and our unique, military-specific hardware and software promise to electrify the battlefield of tomorrow.