Behlman’ Power Solutions Continue to Support USAF RC-135 Rivet Joint Surveillance Aircraft

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Repeat orders of Behlman’s unique COTS power supply meets USAF needs.

Behlman Electronics Inc., known for its leadership in providing power products for military, industrial, and commercial applications, has received another follow-on order for its COTS DMCA4000 power supply with special performance features that makes it the winning choice for use aboard the USAF RC-135 Rivet Joint all-weather surveillance aircraft.

USAF RC-135V/W Rivet Joint aircraft are equipped with an extensive array of sophisticated electronic equipment that need rugged, high-performance power supplies. Also known as “RJ,” the aircraft are sometimes called “hogs” due to the extended “hog nose” and “hog cheeks." Rivet Joint aircraft were widely used in the 1990s – and are expected to continue their missions through at least 2018.

Ron Storm, Behlman Vice President of Sales and Marketing said, “Initially, having only to reconfigure our standard power units to meet the unique needs of the RC-135 Rivet Joint aircraft exemplified the very best of COTS engineering. Now we are proud that our COTS DMCA power supplies have provided such exemplary performance on the RC-135 that they continue to be the USAF’s power supply of choice for this aircraft.”

Behlman’s DMCA4000 COTS power supplies are rugged, highly reliable 4,000-watt switch mode units built for high-end industrial and military applications. For airborne applications they are powered from three-phase AC aircraft power and provide outputs at +3.3 VDC, +5 VDC, + 12 VDC, - 12 VDC and - 28 VDC. These ultra-sturdy power supplies are built to endure the rigors of mission-critical applications, and are designed to meet the input power requirements of MIL-STD-704. At 4.5”H x 16” W x 21.5” D and weighing only 33.5 lbs, these rack-mounted power supplies readily accommodate the tight quarters typically found in airborne, shipboard and mobile applications.

The additional Behlman DMCA COTS power supplies for the RC-135 are scheduled for delivery in the third and fourth quarters of this year.

Behlman Electronics Inc., (, a subsidiary of Orbit International Corp., manufactures and sells high quality standard, modified standard, custom and COTS power solutions, including AC power supplies, frequency converters, inverters, DC-DC, AC-DC, DC-AC, and uninterruptible power supplies. Behlman’s COTS division consults, at no charge, with government contractors as well as with industrial and commercial organizations worldwide.

Orbit International Corp., (, based in Hauppauge, New York, is involved in the manufacture of customized electronic components and subsystems for military and nonmilitary government applications. Other subsidiaries include Orbit Instrument, Tulip Development Laboratory , and Integrated Combat Systems .

For more information contact Behlman Electronics Inc., 80 Cabot Court, Hauppauge, New York 11788 USA; TEL: +1 631 435-0410; FAX: +1 631 951-4341; sales(at)behlman(dot)com;


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