BLACKSBURG, VA, May 31, 2011 — VPT, Inc., a HEICO company (NYSE:HEI.A) (NYSE:HEI), received approval of its Radiation Hardness Assurance Plan from the United States Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), Land and Maritime, the office of primary involvement for MIL-PRF-38534. As a result of this approval, VPT’s series of space-qualified DC-DC power converters will appear imminently on Standard Military Drawings (SMDs) with a radiation assurance level P.
Specifically, the DLA certified VPT to MIL-PRF-38534 Appendix G, Radiation Hardness Assurance Requirements (RHA) for hybrid microcircuits and multi-chip modules.
With the new radiation hardness (RH) certification, VPT customers can be confident that the procedures and practices in place for making the RH assurances have been reviewed and approved by industry experts in the field of radiation hardening for electronics. Under the new approved plan, VPT’s radiation hardness procedures will be subject to regular audits and approvals by the DLA.
“VPT is already a leader in providing solutions to the various space agencies around the world,” explained Leonard Leslie, Space Products Manager for VPT. “With many successful missions in our history, we are pleased that this formal designation will provide extra assurance for customers of our space-qualified products going forward.”
VPT offers space-qualified DC-DC power converters and DC-DC point of load converters with power levels from six to 120 watts. All products are manufactured in VPT’s facility that is certified to MIL-PRF-38534 Class H and Class K. VPT products currently power many programs in space, including the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), Pluto New Horizons, LCROSS, Messenger, GPSIIF and GPS IIRM.
About VPT and HEICO
VPT, Inc., part of the HEICO Electronic Technologies Group, is a global leader in providing innovative DC-DC power converters, EMI filters, and custom engineering services for avionics, military, and space applications. VPT can deliver its patented power solutions in a fast timeframe, with certified quality, at a comfortable cost. Every day, organizations like NASA, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Raytheon, the United States Air Force, and many more depend on quality solutions from VPT to power critical systems. Whether on the ground, in the air, or beyond, VPT provides the power driving critical missions today. For more information about VPT, please visit the web site at www.vpt-inc.com.
HEICO Corporation (NYSE:HEI.A) (NYSE:HEI) is engaged primarily in certain niche segments of the aviation, defense, space and electronics industries through its Hollywood, FL-based HEICO Aerospace Holdings Corp. subsidiary and its Miami, FL-based HEICO Electronic Technologies Corp. subsidiary. HEICO’s customers include a majority of the world’s airlines and airmotives as well as numerous defense and space contractors and military agencies worldwide in addition to medical, telecommunication and electronic equipment manufacturers. For more information about HEICO, please visit the web site at http://www.heico.com.