We are Fairlead

We Help Bring the Warfighter Home

Fairlead is an end-to-end supplier to Defense contractors, providing the initial concept to the fully realized design of shipboard integrated products and systems. An ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100D certified Veteran Owned Small Business, Fairlead designs and manufactures machinery control systems, power distribution systems, large-scale mechanical structures, and precision fabricated/machined components and subsystems, from prototype to full-rate production. Fairlead also provides comprehensive ship repair and preservation services at our facilities in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia.

What We Do

Fairlead’s products are part of mission critical systems in the U.S. Navy’s Nimitz and Ford-class aircraft carriers, Virginia and Columbia-class submarines, all classes of surface combatants and amphibious ships including Arleigh Burke Class DDGs, San Antonio Class LPDs, LHA-8, the Littoral Combat Ship class, and many classes of support and Auxiliary ships of the Military Sealift Command, the Maritime Administration, and the U.S. Coast Guard.

Get to know Fairlead

What is a Realistic Job Preview?

The realistic job preview (RJP) is a tool in Fairlead’s talent acquisition and retention model that helps communicate expectations and company culture to prospective applications to better determine the fit between the candidate and the job.  

  • Understanding prerequisites and work environment
  • Communicating compensation and benefits
  • Sharing honest employee interviews