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AMETEK Electronic Components and Packaging applications in Defense

In a world of ever-increasing threats, an effective defense can't be overstated. This applies not just to weaponry, guidance and navigation tools, countermeasures, armed vehicles and their power sources.

It's also essential that these products operate as designed when called upon for action. While important for any business, the critical nature of the application increases significantly in defense. Over more than 80 years, Aegis has been recognized as a leader in material science and electrical engineering, serving a wide range of industries. Our products for the defense sector have the performance, durability and quality that's necessary to function in high reliability, mission-critical applications - when life and death hangs in the balance.

Utility across multiple aspects of defense

The primary goal of defense systems is to avoid being used unless absolutely necessary. Yet the people and equipment in defense must maintain a constant state of readiness. If they are called upon to activate, modern warfighters require tools upon which they can trust their lives.
Components manufactured by Aegis are critical to:

  • Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and satellites for reconnaissance needs.
  • Radar and navigational systems.
  • Guidance systems for surface-to-air missiles and precision-guided smart weapons.
  • Targeting methods, including thermal imaging and infrared sighting for covert operations.


Optimal connectivity

Aegis’ glass-to-metal sealed connectors are designed for use long life in very harsh environments, making them ideal for defensive applications. These components can be available as standard Mil-Spec compliant, or with various custom configurations upon request.

Other distinguishing features include:

  • Available in multiple styles and pinouts for electric or fiber-optic connections.
  • Designed for operation in extreme temperature, pressure and/or humidity
  • Original glass-to-metal connector specifications are the product of manufacturing and testing in accordance with U.S. Navy performance standards MIL-C-24231 and MIL-C-24217.

Microelectronic packages benefit defense

Hermetic microelectronic packages from Aegis provide defense systems and products with the protection essential to achieve high performance and long life in harsh environments.

Some notable examples include:

High-temperature co-fired ceramics (HTCC): These are optimal for connecting circuits in defensive products that must operate properly in extreme settings.

Machined housings: CNC-machined housings facilitate connectivity with DC feedthrough terminals, SAMA connectors, RF terminals and HTCC feedthroughs.

Power surface mounts: Ideal for defense satellite use because of their capacity for thermal dissipation and high power transfer. The SMD power surface mount has three standard sizes, but custom versions are also available.