CFD International (CFD) was founded in 1985 by the late Paul Sanderson, inventor of the original OMS, that is fielded and still flying after two and a half decades. Our focus is serving warfighters by providing premium weapon systems for helicopters. CFD provides the U.S. Government and foreign military allies with precision-engineered weapon system solutions emphasizing accuracy, reliability, durability and light weight. Because of our specialization and experience, this equipment cannot be built better, for less, anywhere else.
CFD has sold and fielded rocket and gun mounting systems for over 1,000 aircraft. These include:
In addition to mounts, CFD designs and manufactures two machine guns - the CFD M3D rapid fire 1,000 rpm .50 cal and the CFD LR30 low recoil 30mm cannon. We sell the latest electronic armament management systems necessary to integrate the weapons into the aircraft. Finally, we offer services for engineering product development, qualification, manufacturing, integration, installation, training, logistics and support.
CFD's Princeton campus is positioned on 13 acres of land (triangular property line shown in the image) 8 miles southeast of McKinney National Airport and 42 miles northeast of DFW International Airport. We have 24,000 total square feet of manufacturing space and room to expand as needed. Our newest building, built in 2012, nearly doubled our space by adding 10,500 square feet.
CFD operates an outdoor gun range 70 miles northwest of Princeton. This facility is used for test shoots requiring longer range or slewing of the weapons. The facility is available for private lease.
Our precision parts are machined on our five (5) CNC machines capable of 5-axis milling and up to 120" long. See our line card for a complete list of equipment.
Our sister company, CFDI Aero, is located on Denton Enterprise Airport (KDTO) in nearby Denton, TX. CFDI Aero performs maintenance, modifications and avionics for general aviation customers. We employ three Inspection Authorization (IA) holders, four Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) mechanics, one helicopter pilot and five fixed-wing pilots. CFDI is capable of executing the complete process for new STCs.