Your Global Partner for Innovative Connectivity Solutions
- Smiths Interconnect is a leading provider of technically differentiated connectivity solutions that connect, protect and control critical applications in the Defense market.
- Reliability is the essential attribute in the leading edge technologies that we utilize.
- We offer proven quality, innovative and environmentally friendly solutions conforming to the main international military standards
- Airbone – Vehicle & Naval
- Ground Based
- Timing & Networking
- Electronic Countermeasure (ECM)
- Electronic Protection (EP)
- Electronic Support Measures (ESM)
- Remote Sensors & Surveillance
- Data Analysis
- Data Recording
- Data Distribution &Management
- Positioning & Networking
- Surveillance Radar
- Precision Approach Radar
- Target Acquisition Radar
- Early warning Systems
- Radar Altimeter
We integrate the highest performance contact technologies into a broad range of interconnect systems that provide reliable performance and protection against breakdown. Our broad suite of connectivity solutions comply with regulatory and application specific requirements and enjoy a reputation of excellence in the marketplace.
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Tactical Global Positioning System (GPS)
RF Flexible Cable Assemblies
Surface Mount Chip Equalizers
Custom Spring Probe Interposers
High Power circular connectors
Telemetry, MD and Tracking Beacon Antennas
Airborne Instrumentation Antennas
Ka Band Antenna System
Ku Band Antenna System
Positioners / Controllers
Broadband dual Polarized Log Periodic Antenna
Broadband Omni-Directional Slant Linear Antenna
Dedicated Defense Product Team with over 100 years of collective experience
- 4-Step Design Process
- Collaborated visits to understand customers’ requirements
- Conceptual designs / cost estimates
- Prototype / Proof of Concept
- Pre-production to Production
- In-house capabilities encompassing design, development, manufacturing, and testing to respond quickly and accurately to customers’ needs and provide the most reliable connectivity solutions:
- Custom housings & cable assemblies
- Environmental sealing
- Compliance with major MIL-DTL standards
- Rapid prototyping
- Extensive test laboratory
Optical interconnect for upgraded military aircraft sub-systems
Military aircraft either consist of rotary-wing or fixed-wing aircraft that are used for combat or surveillance missions, or for the transportation of military personnel and supplies. Many of the global military aircraft fleets are designed to be in service for decades. Nowadays, because of budget constraints, defense administrations are focusing on upgrading and retrofitting the existing fleet of aircraft with advanced avionics, flight control, weapons, and other systems to make their aircraft more efficient and keep pace with the changing nature of modern warfare. In addition, several surveillance systems are being installed in airplanes as emergency warning systems to enhance aircraft situational awareness of pilots and reduce their workload. Special mission airplanes and UAVs are also being deployed for reconnaissance and surveillance missions across land and maritime borders, which necessitates the retrofitting of communication, navigation and surveillance (CNS) systems into existing military fleets.
Smiths Interconnect flies high on F-35 aircraft
Feb 25 2021
Working with principal partners to deliver safety, reliability, and performance
All military programmes are valuable contracts to secure as they are typically long-term commitments that will generate stable future revenue for the businesses. The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II (previously known as Joint Strike Fighter/JSF) programme falls into this category, dating back to the late 1990s when the need for a 5th Generation aircraft began to evolve.
The F-35 Lightning II is a family of single-seat, single-engine, all-weather stealth multirole combat aircraft that represent a quantum leap in air dominance capabilities. It is the first 5th generation multi role aircraft to reach service, offering significant updates over previous generation jets. Intended to perform superior air dominance, F-35 are also able to provide electronic warfare and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance capabilities. Integration and interoperability between allies have also been a key driver in the technology development.
General Atomics contract for Traffic Surveillance
Sep 21 2020
Smiths Interconnect receives contract from General Atomics to develop multi-function RF microwave assembly for Air-to-Air Radar System
Development partner contract will support a FAA- certified solution for Traffic Surveillance
Smiths Interconnect announced today the award of a development partner contract from General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) to design a multi-function microwave transmit and receive assembly ideal for Radar and Military Data Link communication applications.
GA-ASI is working with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to develop a Technical Standard Order (TSO) compliant Air-To-Air Radar (ATAR) for a Traffic Surveillance System that would enable routine flights of unmanned aircraft in the U.S. national airspace system.
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