Behlman Announces that it is Providing Additional COTS Power Supplies for USAF RC-135 Rivet Joint Surveillance Aircraft

DMCA4000 power supply performance has been long-proven in the field.

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The Behlman COTS DMCA power supply has special performance features that continue to make it the winning choice for use on the USAF RC-135 Rivet Joint all-weather surveillance aircraft.

We are pleased, but not surprised, that such a robust design has stood the test of time and continues to be relied on by the USAF to support its critical missions.

Hauppauge, NY (PRWEB) March 24, 2014

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. The special performance features of this unit have made it the preferred choice for years, 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, extremely reliable power supplies. Rivet Joint aircraft, have been widely used since the 1990s.

“Several years ago we modified one of our standard COTS power supplies -- which was known for having extreme reliability in many industrial applications-- and created the unique Model 94057, DCMA4000 version to meet the special requirements of the RC-135 Rivet Joint aircraft,” said President Ron Storm. “We are pleased, but not surprised, that such a robust design has stood the test of time and continues to be relied on by the USAF to support its critical missions.”

Behlman’s DMCA4000 COTS power supplies are rugged, highly reliable 4,000-watt switch mode units built for high-end industrial and military airborne, shipboard and land-mobile 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 military applications.

Behlman Electronics, Inc. is a subsidiary of Orbit International Corp., and the basis of the Orbit Power Group. Behlman 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, uninterruptible power supplies, and VPX/VME power supplies.

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. The Orbit Electronics Group includes 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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The RC-135V Rivet Joint reconnaissance aircraft provides near real time on-scene intelligence collection, analysis and dissemination capabilities. It is an extensively modified C-135. The Rivet Joint's modifications are primarily related to its on-board s