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Elevating the Aerospace & Defense Industries to Safeguard Your Future

By providing technologies that help put people and satellites in space, and protecting the armed service 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 Aerospace & Defense. 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
01.31.2024
America’s Greatest Workplaces for Diversity
Newsweek released their winning list of companies recognized as America's Greatest Workplaces for Diversity, 2024.
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01.08.2024
Another Successful ULA Launch
Congratulations to ULA for launching their VC2S rocket!
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01.03.2024
SmallSat Symposium 2024
EBAD will be exhibiting at the SmallSat Symposium in Silicone Valley, CA from February 6th to the 8th. Stop by table #77 to learn more about our HDRM and Dispensing products.
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12.27.2023
PRM Animation
New Video Showcases Capabilities of the NEA® Multi-Point Payload Release Module
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11.29.2023
EBAD Simsbury Placed 6th for the 2023 Healthiest Employers of Connecticut
Our commitment to employee well-being and a healthy workplace has landed us among the top performers in the 500-4,999 employer size category
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11.28.2023
EBAD Boosts STEM Education at Farmington High School with a Donation from EBI Foundation.
A donation presented by four FHS graduates currently working at EBAD to Farmington High School's Capstone Program.
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11.13.2023
EBAD has the “go-to” product to get your spacecraft into orbit.
EBAD’s NEA® Payload Release Modules successfully dispense three (3) spacecrafts on the SpaceX Transporter-9 Rideshare mission.
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10.17.2023
2023 Space Tech Expo Europe
EBAD will be attending the Space Tech Expo in Bremen, November 14-16 at Booth F44. We will be featuring our Payload dispensing, separation, initiation, flight termination, release mechanisms, and more. Stop by and learn more about our capabilities and cutting-edge technologies.
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10.16.2023
Top Workplace in Connecticut
We are pleased and honored to be named one of the Top Workplaces in Connecticut in 2023—for the fifth year in a row!
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09.05.2023
2023 Fuze Conference
Join us at the Fuze Conference in Huntsville, AL, from September 25th to 28th for a unique opportunity to connect with key members of our Missiles team based in EBAD, Simsbury. Ensure you don't miss this chance to arrange a personalized meeting with our experts before the conference kicks off.
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08.03.2023
2023 DSEI London Conference
EBAD will be attending the 2023 DSEI Conference in London, England, September 12-16 at Booth H8-521. We will be featuring our MPLC, UWP, Satchel Charge, KRWS, and more. Stop by and learn more about our capabilities and cutting-edge technologies.
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07.21.2023
EBAD to exhibit at Small Satellite in Logan, Utah
From August 7-10, 2023, EBAD will be exhibiting at the 37th Annual Small Satellite Conference in Logan, Utah. We invite you to visit us at Booth 4 - TSC Main Floor (Floor 2).
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06.06.2023
EBAD Achieves 4th NADCAP Accreditation for X-Ray RT Process
Performance Review Institute (PRI) congratulates Ensign-Bickford’s Simsbury, CT Team on successfully passing the Radiographic Testing Special Process audit and obtaining their 4th NADCAP accreditation.
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05.04.2023
2023 Hypersonic Innovation Conference
We're looking forward to seeing you at the 2023 Hypersonic Innovation Conference in Dayton, Ohio, May 2-4 at Booth 315. We will be featuring our separation, flight termination, and initiation products. We're looking forward to talking with you about our capabilities and cutting-edge technologies.
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04.03.2023
38th National Space Symposium
From April 17-20, 2023 EBAD will be exhibiting at the 38th National Space Symposium. National Space Symposium is where space leaders from around the world gather to discuss, address, and plan for the future of space. We are excited to learn, network, and have the opportunity to participate in an exhilarating, dynamic, and forward-thinking environment.
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03.08.2023
Women’s History Month
Today we celebrate all women and their contributions to the sciences, politics, and society as a whole. In the STEM field especially, women are under-represented.
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03.03.2023
Mission Success on D-Orbit and SpaceX Falcon 9 Rideshare
Ensign-Bickford Aerospace & Defense (EBAD), a leader in spacecraft dispensing and separation systems, has successfully deployed an experimental payload with its Payload Release Ring (PRR) spacecraft separation system.
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02.20.2023
Satellite 2023
From March 13-16, 2023 EBAD will be exhibiting at the Satellite 2023 show. SATELLITE is a pivotal part in paving the path forward for both the space & satellite communities. This conference and exhibition continue to be one of the largest industry gatherings, innovation platforms, and media events of the year. We hope to see you there!
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02.10.2023
Day Of Women + Girls In Science
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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11.08.2022
EBAD to exhibit at Space Tech Expo in Bremen, Germany
From November 15-17, 2022, EBAD will be exhibiting at the 5th Annual Space Tech Expo in Europe—the largest B2B event for the space industry in Bremen, Germany. We invite you to visit us at Booth N51.
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11.08.2022
KRUPS at the University of Kentucky
The KRUPS (Kentucky Re-entry Universal Payload System) project began at the University of Kentucky in 2013. The goal of the project is to provide an affordable and repeatable testbed for scientific instrumentation, validating mathematical models, and testing thermal protection systems (TPS).
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10.28.2022
Top Workplaces in Connecticut 2022
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08.02.2022
EBAD to exhibit at Small Satellite in Logan, Utah
From August 6-11, 2022, EBAD will be exhibiting at the 36th Annual Small Satellite Conference in Logan, Utah. We invite you to visit us at Booth 4 - TSC Main Floor (Floor 2).
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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
EBAD Helps Telescope Provide a Look 13.5 Billion Years Ago
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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 Exhibit Virtually
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
EBAD at International Breachers 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 Exhibits at Small Satellite Conference 2018
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
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 Exhibits at Army Engineer Association (AEA) 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
EBI 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 Supports EBAD and Connecticut Companies
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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Greatest Workplaces for Diversity 2024


EBAD is thrilled to have been included recognized as one of the Greatest Workplaces for Diversity, 2024 by Newsweek. This award highlights our dedication to building a culture of inclusion and belonging, where every employee feels valued and empowered.

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