Defense & Avionics

Custom Military Power

Power solutions for Defense & Avionics systems must comply with a wide range of challenging technical and logistical requirements to be installed and operated reliably in these demanding mission critical, land sea and air platforms. Our engineering and project management teams are experts in this area.

Thousands of XP Power products have been deployed in operational duties globally. Our products are designed to meet harsh requirements and undergo extensive environmental testing, safety approvals, design verification testing (DVT) and HALT testing. Our engineering teams are located worldwide to be close to our customers, they use only approved component suppliers and components that meet our conservative design guidelines, ensuring reliability is designed in from the ground up.

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The brochure features all the latest products designed to meet defense and avionic specifications:

  • Filters and power modules
  • Configurable & Land Class A
  • Rugged power supplies
  • Quick reference guide to MIL-STD & DEF-STAN

Here are some of the requirements to be considered when selecting a power supply supplier.

  • Compliance to national standards: DEF-STAN 59-411, 61-5pt 6 issue 5 or 6, MIL-STD 1275, 704, 461 & 810
  • Reliability by conservative component de-rating
  • Full Design Verification Testing (DVT)
  • Long product life cycle and End Of Life (EOL) management.
  • Dedicated project management
  • Wide input voltage range for common DC battery inputs
  • EMC/EMI control and immunity to spikes, surges
  • Rugged build standard
  • Wide operating temperature range (typical -40°C to 70°C)
  • Convection or conduction-cooling
  • Parallel and redundant operation
  • Thermal, overvoltage, overcurrent protection

Quick Reference

EMC Standards

MIL-STD 461F is commonly specified for conducted emissions and, in the UK, DEF STAN 59-41 and more recently DEF STAN 59-411 is required. The test requirements for these standards are quite unique using different Line Impedance Stabilization Networks and different measurement or detection techniques.

Input Conditions

The key elements for power supplies are the conducted immunity and conducted emissions standards. MIL-STD 1275, MIL-STD 704 & DEF STAN 61-5 are commonly used immunity standards. MIL-STD 1275 covers requirements for military vehicle applications, MIL-STD 704 covers military aircraft applications and DEF STAN 61-5 covers military vehicles, naval vessels and aircraft.