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EBAD Maintains Perfect NADCAP Record for Film Radiography

EBAD successfully passed the NADCAP renewal audit with 0 findings.

The Department of Defense awarded EBAD $11.7 million

The award will provide additional ECE printed circuit board assembly production capacity in our Simsbury, CT location.

39th Space Symposium Conference 2024

EBAD will be attending the 39th Space Symposium Conference in Colorado Springs, CO, April 8 - 12. Stop by booth #205 to learn more about our Release Mechanisms and Spacecraft Dispensing Products.

America’s Greatest Workplaces for Diversity

Newsweek released their winning list of companies recognized as America's Greatest Workplaces for Diversity, 2024.

Another Successful ULA Launch

Congratulations to ULA for launching their VC2S rocket!

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.

PRM Animation

New Video Showcases Capabilities of the NEA® Multi-Point Payload Release Module

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

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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).

Top Workplaces in Connecticut 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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

EBAD Helps Telescope Provide a Look 13.5 Billion Years Ago

Top Workplaces in Connecticut 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

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

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

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

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

Introducing The Modular Stick Charge (MSC)

Ensign-Bickford has developed a revolutionary charge that eliminates the need to build and carry multiple charges.

Exciting Updates to Our SKIN-PACK® Product Line

EBAD is excited to announce new updates to the SKIN-PACK® product line!

Instagram Launch

We participate in exciting launches all the time. Now, we've successfully completed our own launch - on Instagram!

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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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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. 

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Ensign-Bickford Industries, Inc. Acquires TiNi Aerospace Inc.

Ensign‐Bickford Industries, Inc. (EBI) today announced it acquired TiNi Aerospace Inc. 

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