U.S. Navy selects Behlman COTS power supplies for airborne missions

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y., 8 Feb. 2014. Behlman Electronics Inc., a provider of power products for military airborne, shipboard, and mobile programs and a subsidiary of Orbit International Corp., won an order for its Model 00389 commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) power supplies. These power supplies have been used by the U.S. Navy since 1999, to support anti-submarine and anti-ship surveillance and targeting systems.  

The Behlman 00389 power supply is a rugged, reliable unit designed and built for military and high-end industrial applications and to meet the requirements of MIL-STD-704A and RTCA-DO160, as well as MIL-Standards 901; 810C; 167; and 461C/D.

These power supplies have repeatedly proven their reliability and performance in airborne naval systems, while similar Behlman COTS power supplies have proven themselves on shipboard and mobile applications, says a company spokesperson.

“The fact that our Model 00389 power supply has supported the Navy’s program for 15 years, during which time we have received multiple follow-on orders, is clear evidence of its superb performance and high reliability,” Behlman President Ron Storm. “We are especially proud to be able to supply one of our COTS power supplies to meet the Navy’s specific military requirements. This has saved taxpayers many millions of dollars that would otherwise have been required for custom designing, engineering and manufacturing.”

Model 00389 power supplies operate from 115/200 volts AC (VAC) +/-20% at 360 to 440 Hertz, and provide eight DC outputs of varying power. Other features include: superb specs for Load and Line Regulation; PARD-Ripple and Noise; Over-voltage Protection; Short-circuit Protection; Current Limit, Extreme Operating and Storage Temperatures; and High MTBF, in a very compact chassis, measuring 12 x 7 x 2.38 inches (30.48 cm x 17.78 cm x 6.04 cm). Complete specs are available at www.behlman.com/cots.htm#airborne.

Behlman Electronics Inc., a subsidiary of Orbit International Corp., manufactures and sells standard, modified standard, custom, and COTS power solutions, including AC power supplies, frequency converters, inverters, DC-DC, AC-DC, DC-AC, uninterruptible power supplies, and the VPXtra line of VPX/VME power supplies.

The Behlman Model 00389 COTS Power Supply is designed and manufactured to withstand the rigors of airborne use, while meeting a wide range of MIL-STANDARDS. This unit has been selected for continuous use in U.S. Naval anti-submarine and anti-ship surveillance and targeting systems since 1999.

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