Supplier for the defense industry since 1953

You can find our products on numerous vehicles including the EFV, M60A Tank, M1 Abrams Tank, Stryker, Naval ships and MRAP Vehicles. DFD has played a strong part in the development and improvements of many vehicles and Navy ships. We have worked together with various engineering groups providing new solutions to products which increase reliability, withstand high pressure and temperature, aid in space-saving and much more. Some common Defense products DFD supplies are Braided PTFE Hose and Metal Hose Assemblies, Valves, Copper-Tubes, Formed Hose, Titanium Fittings, Bent Tubes Assemblies, Manifolds and Quick Connects.

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“From a Hydraulic IPT perspective, Detroit Flex Defense (DFD), is meeting all of the stringent performance requirements with their newly produced hose product that were levied during the DFR design phase. During the DFR Phase, DFD completed a hose material manufacturing line installation, product start up and an entire series of development tests on the performed  hose without failure. The DFD hose product incorporates lightweight, high pressure, abrasion resistance and formable features into one product which out performs our legacy hose product.”

EFV Distributed Systems Manager | Amphibious Systems Division