Navy Clothing and Textile Research Facility (NCRTF)

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FLC Region

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15 Kansas St.
NCTRF/Building 86
Natick, MA 01760-5015
United States

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(508) 233-4172

Description

The Navy Clothing and Textile Research Facility (NCTRF), located in Natick, MA, is a government owned and operated laboratory that provides the US Navy Sailor with advanced technological solutions to their clothing and equipment needs. NCTRF's team of textile technologists, clothing designers, scientists and engineers design and develop dress uniforms, working uniforms, and protective clothing worn by Navy personnel. The team conducts research, development, test and evaluation, and engineering support of materials and clothing systems to provide the Sailor with advanced ensembles that protect against threats such as fire and steam, heat and cold stress, ballistic impact, water immersion, and chemical agents. NCTRF also provides technical support to the Defense Logistics Agency - Troop Support and the Navy Exchange Command throughout the procurement process and the life cycle of clothing and textile items. NCTRF employs 32 civilians as part of the Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) and is co-located at the U.S. Army Natick Soldier System Center, 20 miles west of Boston. In addition to NAVSUP, NCTRF conducts uniform and protective clothing RDT&E for other Navy Commands, other military services, and other government agencies.

Mission

To maximize the Quality of Life for Navy Sailors through uniform and protective clothing development and sustainment.

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