DOTC is a Collaborative Partnership Between DoD and NAC

Who We Are

The Department of Defense Ordnance Technology Consortium (DOTC) was commissioned by the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics as a DoD initiative. The goal was to facilitate collaborative Government, Industry and Academic ordnance technology development and prototyping. Initially in 2000 the National Armaments Consortium (NAC) was partnered with the Army’s Warheads and Energetics Technology Center, or WETC, located at Picatinny Arsenal in New Jersey.  Shortly after the NAC/WETC  partnership was forged, the NAC expanded its role and became the industrial/academic component of the newly formed DOTC when it was stood up as a purple organization in December 2002.

What We Do

Integrate the DoD Ordnance community to work collaboratively in RDT&E of prototype solutions to advance and transition ordnance systems, subsystems and component technologies.

The DOTC Business Model

DOTC operates under Other Transaction Agreements (OTA) (10 U.S.C. 2371b) between the Government and the ATI, the acting NAC Consortium management firm. ATI also serves as a single point contracting agent for the DOTC. This unique model has resulted in more than 500 initiatives awarded to NAC members totaling more than $2 billion since 2009.

DOTC Mission

To enhance our Warfighter’s lethality, survivability and combat effectiveness by facilitating the industrial and academic research, development and technology demonstrations needed to advance and expand our military technological superiority.


Key Feature

A key feature of the enterprise is its ability to leverage the capabilities and investments of all of its constituents – Government, Industry and Academia -- to maximize Return on Investment. This is accomplished through its joint planning and project execution process. In operation for the last twelve years, DOTC is available to all Service laboratories and any other Government Agencies to aid in development and prototyping of advanced concept warheads, energetics, fuzes and other ordnance items.


Technology Areas

Materials with high levels of stored chemical energy that can be released.
  • Explosives
  • Propellants
  • Pyrotechnics
  • Ingredients
  • Additive Manufacturing for Energetic Materials
  • Other
Energetic Materials

Energetic Materials

Components and component technologies to enable improved munition capability with higher reliability in support of warheads and munitions for all the services weapons against the appropriate array of targets.
  • Hard Target Fuzing Technologies
  • Tailorable Effects Fuze Technologies
  • High Reliability Fuze Technologies
  • Enabling Fuze Technologies
  • Safe & Arm Fuzes
  • MEMS
  • Fuze Producibility
  • High G-Force
  • Fuze Sensors
  • Other
Fuzes and Sensors


Technologies to minimize the severity of response to the IM classes of threats (fast cookoff, slow cookoff, bullet impact, fragment impact, sympathetic detonation, and shaped charge jet) and/or reduce the probability of an IM event for current and future munitions.
  • High Performance Missile Propulsion
  • Minimum Signature Missile Propulsion
  • Blast Fragment Warheads
  • Anti-Armor Warheads
  • Gun Propulsion
  • System Level Demonstration
  • Other
Join Insensitive Munitions

Joint Insensitive Munitions

Technologies that provide the ability to detect, disable, survive, and/or defeat, and to determine the threat that enemy weapon systems pose.
  • Threat Detection and Tracking
  • Countermeasures, Counter Countermeasures & Anti-Tamper
  • IED Detection and Destruction Technology
  • Explosive Ordnance Disposal
  • Armament Survivability
  • Personnel & Equipment Survivability
  • Situational Awareness
  • Demolitions
  • Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance
  • Other
Protection and Survivability

Protection & Survivability