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Leading Technology Composites, Inc. (LTC) produces innovative components that protect lives and keep aircraft flying.

Founded in 1993, we’ve built a reputation for industry-leading armor systems. We are also an established aerospace parts manufacturer trusted by the world’s largest OEMs.

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Strategically located throughout the heart of the Air Capital, our ISO9001/AS9100 certified facilities serve local and national clients on every scale.

LTC Capabilities

  • 380,000+ square feet of manufacturing space
  • 400+ employees
  • 30,000 square feet of certified clean room lay-up capacity
  • 2.7 million square feet of annual pressing capacity w/ high tonnage presses
  • Laboratory w/ high-definition X-ray, 3D laser scanning capabilities, and environmental conditioning chambers
  • NIJ-compliant ballistic testing range
  • Portable coordinate measuring machines (Faro Arms)
  • Autoclaves capable of pressures up to 250 psi and temps up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Ovens capable of up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit
  • CNC waterjet centers w/ 6’x12’ dual heads
  • Laser ply placement projectors
  • CNC machining centers, 3 and 5-axis capable
  • In-house tooling capabilities
  • Multiple paint and finish booths
  • Full assembly capabilities
  • Highly skilled design, engineering and operations team
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Who We Are

Our Mission
  • Producing innovative products that protect lives and keep aircraft flying
  • Protecting military and law enforcement professionals with the best body armor plates in the world
  • Safeguarding those who are transported in and out of harm’s way—whether on the ground, in the air, or on the sea
  • Building parts and systems that help aircraft fly safely and comfortably
Our Values
  • Customer-Centric:  We want to reliably deliver products that help protect lives and help planes fly – on time, every time!
  • Successful:  We have fun and enjoy work because we are passionate about it and are successful on a consistent basis.
  • Stable:  We want a stable environment for our employees, customers, and suppliers.
  • Competitive:   We are externally very competitive.  Always searching for the best ideas and setting our own bar to measure ourselves against.
  • Kind:  We strive to make real connections within our LTC team and community by having fun together and consistently giving back to improve other’s lives.

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Committed to Community

  • Special Forces Wounded Warrior Donation

    We are tremendously proud to contribute to this vital organization that serves our nation’s elite. They provide:

    • College scholarships for the surviving children of fallen Special Operations soldiers
    • Family and educational counseling, including in-home tutoring and advocacy support
    • Immediate financial grants to support severely wounded Special Operations Forces service members
  • Habitat for Humanity

    Many LTC team members are proud volunteers working to provide “a hand up” to our local Habitat for Humanity organization. LTC also supports the “Rock the Block” revitalization project, which builds quality housing on vacant lots while rehabilitating nearby homes.

  • Boys & Girls Clubs

    We’re honored to support the Boys & Girls Clubs and its mission to grow future leaders.

  • WSU 9/11 Engineering Scholarship

    LTC initiated the Shocker 9/11 Engineering Scholarship to help post-9/11 veterans who bravely served our country.

  • Kansas Food Bank

    We are continuously amazed by the incredible generosity of our employees, whose personal contributions have added thousands of pounds to the Kansas Food Bank supply.

Grounded and Growing

Now in its third decade as a company, LTC is proud to have an uninterrupted record of growth while remaining debt-free. Over the years, LTC has built lasting relationships with many satisfied customers.

We constantly reinvest in people, equipment and technology to ensure our long-term success and security.

Important Milestones

Est. 1993
  • 900 sq. ft.
  • 3 Employees
  • 32,000 sq. ft.
  • 121 Employees
  • 110,000 sq. ft.
  • 296 Employees
  • 208,000 sq. ft.
  • 420 Employees
  • Acquired Senior Aerospace Composites
  • 361,000 sq. ft.
  • Major Expansion