Cherokee Nation Aerospace & Defense

Cherokee Nation Aerospace & Defense (CNAD) has more than 40 years of experience in aerospace manufacturing, and its facilities have delivered on wide-ranging projects from helicopter wire harnesses to a truss for the International Space Station. We are a contract manufacturer and integrator of electro-mechanical assemblies, including distribution, kitting and the manufacturing of cable and wire harness assemblies. CNAD can manage every aspect of a project, from fabrication and machining to integration and assembly. CNAD is a tribally owned SBA 8(a)/SDB and HUBZone company that offers government agencies the option to award sole-source contracts, delivering a more flexible and efficient method to manage resources on projects of all sizes.

CNAD is ISO9000:2000 and AS 9100 certified and can serve as a prime contractor on Department of Defense contracts or as a sub-contractor to large aerospace primes. We have the unique ability to team with other Cherokee sister companies or work with teaming partners to accommodate large, complex contract opportunities.

Our Capabilities
  • Electrical interconnect cables and wire harnesses
  • Panel and Box assemblies
  • Special Test Equipment
  • 3, 4 and 5 axis CNCmachining of complex details
  • CNC Turning
  • CNC Laser Cutting
  • Water Jet Cutting
  • Brake Forming
  • Hydro Forming
  • Sheet Metal Details & Assembly
  • Kitting of electrical and mechanical details and assemblies
  • Logistic and Warehouse support
  • Hardware procurement and inspection services
  • Ground Support, Tooling and Fixtures


Cherokee Nation Aerospace & Defense has proudly served the following civilian and defense clients: Bell Helicopter, The Boeing Company, Lockheed Martin, Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation. U.S. Department of the Navy – Naval Air Systems Command, U.S. Department of  Transportation – Federal Aviation Administration and Vought Aircraft Industries.

CNAD has manufactured numerous projects that required expertise in medium to complex integration for flight hardware, support equipment, test equipment, and armament systems.  

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