To improve people’s lives.

By providing technologies that help put people and satellites in space, and protecting the armed service men and women around the world as they protect our freedoms at home, Ensign-Bickford Aerospace & Defense Company (EBAD) continuously seeks to improve the lives of people.

 

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Satellite

EBAD’s satellite HDRM’s have the broadest use in the US and European space market, having been used on over 500 platforms to date. EBAD has designed, qualified and delivered more HRDMs for spaceflight applications than anyone else in the world.

 

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Launch Vehicle

For almost 60 years, EBAD has supplied initiation, separation, and flight destruct hardware for commercial and government launches.

 

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Warfighter

The need for precise explosive solutions is essential to the success of every mission. That is why since 1836, EBAD has been the technology innovator and industry leader in Military Demolition, Breaching and Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) products.

 

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Missile

EBAD is the industry leader for highly reliable precision ordnance solutions. For nearly 60 years, our products have directly contributed to thousands of successful missions on Strategic Missile, Missile Defense, and Tactical Missile platforms.

 

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Our Capabilities

We are constantly investing in our future at Ensign-Bickford. It is our safety-first commitment that allows us to protect our people, facilities, and customers. Whatever your next mission is, EBAD is here to deliver top-of-the-line solutions and innovations. EBAD – Right for Your Mission™.

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News & Events
06.17.2022
EBAD Advances Weaponization of Drones and Unmanned Vehicles
With a mission to create more autonomous weapons systems that hyper-enable and protect the warfighter from unnecessary risk, Ensign-Bickford Aerospace & Defense Company (EBAD) has developed the Unmanned Weaponization Package (UWP) ready for use on the battlefield.
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05.31.2022
EBAD to exhibit at Eurosatory 2022
From June 13-17, 2022, EBAD will be exhibiting at Eurosatory 2022 in Paris, France. We invite you to visit us at Booth B461 - USA Pavilion.
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04.06.2022
Celebrating the Women of EBAD
Throughout Women’s History month, we celebrated the achievements of women. We continue to celebrate women by honoring the contributions of some of our own.
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03.14.2022
EBAD to Exhibit at 37th Space Symposium
From April 4–7, 2022, EBAD will be exhibiting at the 37th Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, CO. We invite you to visit us at Booth #107.
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03.01.2022
EBAD to Exhibit at SATELLITE 2022
From March 22–24, 2022, EBAD will be exhibiting at SATELLITE 2022 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. We invite you to visit us at Booth #1011.
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02.01.2022
Ensign-Bickford’s Role in Historic Telescope Launch Provides a Look into 13.5 Billion Years in the Past
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10.08.2021
Top Workplaces in Connecticut 2021
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09.27.2021
EBAD to Exhibit at Space Tech Expo USA
EBAD and our subsidiary, NEA Electronics, Inc., are exhibiting at ESMATS 2017, presented by Airbus Defence & Space and the ESA - European Space Agency
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08.27.2021
EBAD and Honeybee Robotics to Exhibit at SATELLITE 2021
EBAD and our subsidiary, NEA Electronics, Inc., are exhibiting at ESMATS 2017, presented by Airbus Defence & Space and the ESA - European Space Agency
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07.29.2021
Meet with EBAD at DSEI
EBAD and our subsidiary, NEA Electronics, Inc., are exhibiting at ESMATS 2017, presented by Airbus Defence & Space and the ESA - European Space Agency
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07.13.2021
EBAD and Honeybee Robotics to Exhibit at 36th Space Symposium
EBAD and our subsidiary, NEA Electronics, Inc., are exhibiting at ESMATS 2017, presented by Airbus Defence & Space and the ESA - European Space Agency
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07.13.2021
EBAD and Honeybee Robotics to Exhibit Virtually at Small Satellite Conference
EBAD and our subsidiary, NEA Electronics, Inc., are exhibiting at ESMATS 2017, presented by Airbus Defence & Space and the ESA - European Space Agency
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03.19.2021
Introducing The Modular Stick Charge (MSC)
Ensign-Bickford has developed a revolutionary charge that eliminates the need to build and carry multiple charges.
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02.23.2021
Exciting Updates to Our SKIN-PACK® Product Line
EBAD is excited to announce new updates to the SKIN-PACK® product line!
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01.28.2021
Instagram Launch
We participate in exciting launches all the time. Now, we've successfully completed our own launch - on Instagram!
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11.12.2020
Top Workplaces in Connecticut
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09.15.2020
Mission to Mars
On July 30, 2020, NASA, partnering with the United Launch Alliance launched an Atlas V rocket into space. The mission? To deliver the Perseverance rover to the surface of Mars.
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01.06.2020
Separation Anxiety
From the next room, through a thick granite wall, comes a chug-a-chuga- chug-a, like an old steam train closing in. Rounding the corner, I see the source of the racket: a table, shaking. The long, metal slab jerks quickly back and forth.
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09.29.2019
EBAD Wins Top Workplace
We are excited to announce that we have been recognized as a Top Workplace by the Hartford Courant! This award is based on the feedback from our employees and we want to thank you for your hard work, dedication, and commitment to EBAD!
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09.16.2019
EBAD Awarded APOBS Contract
The initial delivery order contract for $21.5 Million is for the first year’s APOBS deliveries, with follow-on options for up to $320 Million.  The systems will be manufactured at EBAD’s Graham, KY facility.
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08.17.2019
EBAD Receives Rigel Award
Ensign-Bickford Aerospace & Defense (EBAD) was presented with the prestigious Rigel Award on Tuesday, April 9th from Lockheed Martin and NASA Orion Spacecraft Program at the 35th Space Symposium in Colorado Springs.
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08.14.2019
Ensign-Bickford Aerospace & Defense to Participate in International Breacher’s Symposium 2018
From October 21-25, 2018, Ensign-Bickford Aerospace & Defense Company will be participating in the 18th Annual International Breacher’s Symposium at the Landers Center in Southhaven, Mississippi, near Memphis, TN. 
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06.26.2018
EBAD and NEA® Electronics Inc. to Exhibit at Small Satellite Conference
From August 4-9, 2018, EBAD and NEA® Electronics Inc. will be exhibiting at the Small Satellite Conference in Logan, Utah. We welcome you to visit at Booth #52. 
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06.13.2018
Ensign-Bickford Aerospace & Defense Company (EBAD) to Exhibit at Eurosatory 2018
Join EBAD for Eurosatory 2018 in Paris, France. From June 11-15, 2018, stop by our booth, #D451, Hall 5, in the USA Pavilion, to learn about our missile systems, pre-made breaching charges, obstacle breaching systems and more.
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03.07.2018
EBAD to Exhibit at the Army Engineer Association (AEA) Industry Exhibition
From April 16-20, 2018, EBAD will be at the Army Engineer Association (AEA) Conference in Fort Leonard Wood, MO. We welcome you to visit EBAD at Booth #8.
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03.06.2018
Ensign-Bickford Industries, Inc. Acquires Avior Control Technologies, Inc.
Ensign-Bickford Industries, Inc. (EBI) today announced it has successfully closed on its acquisition of Avior Control Technologies, Inc., headquartered in Longmont, Colorado.
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03.05.2018
Congresswoman Esty Visits EBAD
On Monday, March 5, 2018, Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty toured Ensign-Bickford's facility to learn more about our company's developments, including 3D printing and prototyping capabilities in our newly created innovation lab.
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10.25.2017
NASA Invites Media to Visit Connecticut Companies Supporting Deep Space Exploration Systems
Two Connecticut suppliers designing, manufacturing and testing flight hardware for NASA’s Orion spacecraft and Space Launch System (SLS) rocket in support of human missions beyond the Moon will open their facilities to media Tuesday, Oct. 31.
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09.27.2017
Ensign-Bickford Industries, Inc. Acquires TiNi Aerospace Inc.
Ensign‐Bickford Industries, Inc. (EBI) today announced it acquired TiNi Aerospace Inc. 
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09.20.2017
EBAD and NEA® Electronics to Exhibit at ESMATS 2017
EBAD and our subsidiary, NEA Electronics, Inc., are exhibiting at ESMATS 2017, presented by Airbus Defence & Space and the ESA - European Space Agency
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With a mission to create more autonomous weapons systems that hyper-enable and protect the warfighter from unnecessary risk, Ensign-Bickford Aerospace & Defense Company (EBAD) has developed the Unmanned Weaponization Package (UWP) ready for use on the battlefield. The low-signature UWP system was designed to weaponize unmanned aerial systems, unmanned ground vehicles (UGV), and other platforms to strategically take out high-value targets such as tanks, command and control units, and air defense systems. EBAD’s UWP provides a tactical advantage over large traditional platforms through a smaller footprint, faster deployments, and lower logistical costs.

The UWP is an independently powered and operated system, designed to be attached to any unmanned system via a mounting plate, and capable of arming, releasing, and detonating a suite of energetics on command. EBAD leveraged its extensive background in designing and manufacturing reliable Electronic Safe and Arm Devices (ESAD) for missile and space applications to create a safety architecture robust enough for the modern battlefield.

“We drew on our extensive ESAD knowledge of hypersonic missiles, separation and flight termination systems as well as our expertise in energetics to develop this UWP capability to serve the modern warfighter,” said Edris Raji, EBAD’s Warfighter Segment Director. “We also designed this system with extensive input from our customers – the end user – to ensure our system met their real-world needs.”

The UWP is comprised of a multi-component system, including a control module that attaches to the platform, the energetic module that contains the battlefield effect, and a wireless handset for the operator to command the device. To date, EBAD has demonstrated blast-overpressure, anti-personnel fragmentation, bulk destruct, and a variety of shape charges. The system has been shown to carry as little as 50g of energetics all the way up to 20lbs.

“The UWP provides the ability for any drone or ground asset to be weaponized,” said Matt Bragoni, EBAD’s Program Manager. “The system was designed with operator ease in mind and can be attached in moments with training taking just a few minutes. Our customers challenged us to deliver a system that will fit any existing product in their inventory – and we delivered.”
By assembling a suite of energetic solutions capable of being delivered remotely by an unmanned asset, the system serves as a veritable Swiss Army knife of capability to a ground operator.

EBAD has been conducting demonstrations of the UWP systems to various American and international end users and has flown the system on multiple commercial and defense-only air and ground unmanned assets. The system has been declared an “incredible force multiplier” by several customers.

 

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