Defense

AMETEK Electronic Components and Packaging applications in Defense

n a geopolitical landscape of ever-increasing complexity, the importance of common defense can't be overstated. And this extends far beyond weaponry, guidance and navigation tools, countermeasures, armed vehicles and their power sources.


It's also essential that these products operate efficiently and effectively. While desirable for any business, the urgency increases significantly in defense.


Over the course of more than 80 years, AMETEK ECP has risen as a leader leaders in the fields of material science and electrical engineering, serving more than a dozen industries. Our products for the defense sector have the quality and durability that's necessary to function in mission-critical applications - when global stability hangs in the balance.


Utility across multiple aspects of defense


The primary goal of defense systems and the technologies upholding them is to avoid their use, unless absolutely necessary. Yet the armed forces must maintain a constant state of readiness.


If and when it becomes necessary to activate, modern warfighters require tools upon which they can confidently rely. Components manufactured by AMETEK ECP are critical to:


  • Radar and navigational systems.

  • Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and satellites for reconnaissance needs.

  • Targeting methods, including thermal imaging and infrared sighting for covert operations.

  • Guidance systems for surface-to-air missiles and precision-guided smart weapons.


Optimal connectivity


AMETEK ECP's glass-to-metal sealed connectors are designed for use in extreme environments, making them ideal for defensive applications.


These components are available as standard Mil-Spec compliant, or with custom configurations upon request.


Other distinguishing features include:


  • Designed for operation in extreme temperatures, pressures or humidities.

  • Notably effective in undersea applications.

  • Available in multiple styles for electric or fiber-optic connections.

  • 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 AMETEK ECP help provide defense systems and products with the foundation essential for 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.