Air Force chooses power supplies from Behlman Electronics for RC-135V/W Rivet Joint SIGINT aircraft

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HAUPPAUGE, N.Y., 10 May 2011. U.S. Air Force aircraft electronics designers needed large airborne power supplies for the RC-135V/W Rivet Joint intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft. They found their solution from Behlman Electronics Inc. in Hauppauge, N.Y. Behlman received a follow-on order for the company's commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) DMCA4000 power supply for use aboard the Rivet Joint aircraft.

Behlman's DMCA4000 COTS airborne power electronics devices are rugged 4,000-Watt switch mode units built for high-end aerospace, defense, and industrial use. For airborne applications they are powered from three-phase AC aircraft power and provide outputs at 3.3, 5, and 12, and 28 volts DC. These power supplies meet MIL-STD-704, measure 4.5 by 16 by 21.5 inches, and weigh 33.5 pounds.

The RC-135V/W Rivet Joint reconnaissance aircraft -- a military version of the Boeing 707 passenger jetliner -- provides near-real-time -intelligence collection, and detects, identifies and geo-locates RF energy for signals intelligence (SIGINT) missions.

The additional Behlman DMCA COTS power supplies for the RC-135 should be delivered this summer and fall. For more information contact Behlman online at

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