OUR MISSION
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 History

Biography Television and Fox Business Network presents the history of Ensign-Bickford Industries, Inc.

Disclaimer: This video was shot in 2016, and while many of the names and faces may have changed, EBAD’s history and story lives on.

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News & Events
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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We are honored to be named one of the Top Workplaces in Connecticut in 2020!

EBAD is proud to announce that our Simsbury, CT site has landed on the Connecticut Top Workplace list for the second year in a row! EBAD recognizes that our greatest asset is our employees, and we make it a priority to make sure our employees feel valued.

Chad Thompson, President of EBAD states “At EBAD, your contributions matter. We would not have made this list without all of the incredible employees we have today. We want to thank each and every member of our growing team for helping us reach this milestone.”

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