DLA Grants Additional Commercial Lab Suitability to VPT Rad

Dec. 15, 2016

CHELMSFORD, MA, December 13, 2016 – VPT Rad®, the radiation lab and test services facility division
of VPT, Inc. (VPT®), today announced the expansion of the suite of services offered under the approved Laboratory Suitability from the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). In addition to its existing DLA suitability status, the expansion of these DLA approved services increases the scope to include MIL-STD-750 Test Method (TM) 1080 for Single Event Effects (SEE).

The Electronic Devices branch of the DLA also performed an extensive audit on the Quality Assurance program, covering VPT Rad’s suite of DLA-approved irradiation test services. The DLA audit is now closed successfully and VPT Rad has received continued approval to provide radiation testing on electronic components to MIL-STD-750 and MIL-STD-883 Test Method 1019 – Ionizing Radiation (Total Dose): Conditions A, C, and D, and Test Method 1017; per MIL-STD-750 and MIL-STD-883.

VPT Rad provides radiation test services to the electronics industry where radiation environments can degrade component performance. Its in-house facility includes Total Ionizing Dose (TID) irradiators for both High Dose Rate (HDR) and Low Dose Rate (LDR). Heavy Ion Single Event Effects (SEE) testing and neutron irradiation testing for Displacement Damage Dose (DDD) services are also provided to VPT Rad customers at facilities throughout the U.S. For customers and programs outside of the U.S., the facility provides radiation test solutions using test methods compliant to ESCC 22900. VPT Rad also serves the gamma irradiation needs of the biomedical research and development market.

“The maintenance and expansion of our Laboratory Suitability status from the DLA demonstrates our continued commitment to thoroughly meet the needs of our customers in the military/aerospace electronics markets,” said Aridio Sanchez, Executive Director of VPT Rad. “We are extremely pleased to welcome those clients that must utilize DLA certified labs for their electronics testing processes.”
The DLA Laboratory Suitability issued to VPT Rad is number is VQE-17-030893. More information can be found on the DLA website: www.dla.mil.

About VPT Rad, VPT and HEICO

VPT Rad is a comprehensive radiation laboratory and test services facility that serves the radiation and related test needs of aerospace electronics manufacturers as well as the gamma radiation needs for the research and development efforts of biomedical device manufacturers. For more information, please visit www.vptrad.com.
VPT Inc., part of the HEICO Electronic Technologies Group, leads the industry in providing innovative DC-DC power converters, EMI filters, and custom engineering services for avionics, military, industrial and space applications globally. Every day, organizations like NASA, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, ESA and many more depend on quality power conversion solutions from VPT to power critical systems. For more information about VPT, please visit www.vptpower.com.

HEICO Corporation (NYSE:HEI.A) (NYSE:HEI) is engaged primarily in the design, production, servicing and distribution of products and services to certain niche segments of the aviation, defense, space, medical, telecommunications and electronics industries through its Hollywood, Florida-based Flight Support Group and its Miami, Florida-based Electronic Technologies Group. HEICO's customers include a majority of the world's airlines and overhaul shops, as well as numerous defense and space contractors and military agencies worldwide, in addition to medical, telecommunications and electronics equipment manufacturers. For more information about HEICO, please visit http://www.heico.com.

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