Category: Military / Defense

For over 50 years Air Electro (AEI) has been a market leader in providing custom and standard solutions to the Military Aerospace and Defense industry. Whether the application involves Military Transport, Smart Soldier, or Ground/Air Support, AEI can provide an interconnect solution. MilAero solutions provided by AEI include MIL-DTL 38999, MIL-DTL 26482, MIL-DTL 83723, MIL-DTL 5015, and MIL-DTL 83513. Defense products provided include Quick Connect / Disconnect (JDX * 8D8 – *D9 Series), R.F. Connectors (SN 1767 – SN 2297, MIL-DTL 1553B, and 8 Bus Ser.), and Rack & Panel Connectors (S700 Series, ARINC 400 and 600 Series), Engine Connectors (8533 Ser. and MIL-DTL 38999 Ser. III), and Hermetics (D, SUB H Series).

Northrop Selects AEI Manufacturing to Supply Contacts for Their BACN Program

In September 2020, Northrop Grumman selected AEI Manufacturing to supply the electrical connector contacts for their BACN (Battlefield Airborne Communications Node) for their Global Hawk. PC tail contacts are an effective and streamlined way to marry connectors to PC boards, flex circuits, and other electrical equipment. However, due to the unique dimensional constraints of every
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The US Air Force Has Built and Flown a Mysterious Prototype of its Future Fighter Jet

The U.S. Air Force has secretly designed, built, and flown at least one prototype of its enigmatic next-generation fighter jet, the service’s top acquisition official confirmed on Sept. 14. The development is certain to shock the defense community, which last saw the first flight of an experimental fighter during the battle for the Joint Strike
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US Launches 4 Secret Spy Satellites to Orbit

Four more U.S. spy satellites just took flight. A Northrop Grumman Minotaur IV rocket launched from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) in Virginia today (July 15) at 9:46 a.m. EDT (1346 GMT), carrying the NROL-129 mission to orbit for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) and Space Force. The NRO develops and operates the nation’s fleet of spy
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USAF Places First Order for Boeing F-15EX Eagle Fighter

The U.S. Department of the Air Force on Monday awarded Boeing a contract to supply eight F-15EX multi-role fighters. The contract, worth just under $1.2 billion, specifies the “design, development, integration, manufacturing, test, verification, certification, delivery, sustainment and modification of F-15EX aircraft, including spares, support equipment, training materials, technical data, and technical support.” The award of the
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