Transtector wins $4.6 million Air Force Global Strike Command contract

HAYDEN, Idaho, 1 Dec. 2010. Transtector Systems, part of Smiths Interconnect’s Protection Technology Group, won a $4.6 million contract from the U.S. Air Force Global Strike Command. Transtector’s advanced Source Region Electromagnetic Pulse Electrical Surge Arrestor (SREMP ESA) hardened technology will be used to protect Minuteman Weapon Systems.

Posted by Courtney E. Howard

HAYDEN, Idaho, 1 Dec. 2010. Transtector Systems, part of Smiths Interconnect’s Protection Technology Group, won a $4.6 million contract from the U.S. Air Force Global Strike Command. Transtector’s advanced Source Region Electromagnetic PulseElectrical Surge Arrestor (SREMP ESA) hardened technology will be used to protect Minuteman Weapon Systems.

Transtector’s Hayden, Idaho engineering labs have worked with the Air Force Global Strike Command via a three-year test program to develop the nuclear hardened panels required to meet project specifications, reveals a spokesperson.

“We are pleased that our engineering expertise and design capabilities in EMP will be incorporated in a project of this magnitude and importance to national security,” Shawn Thompson, president of Transtector, says. “Our innovative EMP safe fail mechanism produced for this project will mitigate damaging Source Region EMP.”

The purchase of the SREMP ESA panels will provide the Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC) with integrated electromagnetic pulse protection intended to work with its current systems. Surge protection devices designed, developed, and manufactured by Transtector Systems are specifically used to protect electrical and communications systems in military vehicles, watercraft, aircraft, and facilities.

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