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Benchmark Electronics, Inc., a global provider of engineering, design, and manufacturing services, announced it has been selected by Dynetics, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Leidos, to manufacture electronic components for the company's Enduring Shield mobile ground-based weapon system. Enduring Shield is part of the U.S. Army's Indirect Fire Protection Capability Increment 2 (IFPC) initiative and is designed to acquire, track, engage and defeat unmanned aircraft systems, cruise missiles, rockets, artillery, mortars and other aerial threats.
Benchmark was selected due to its hard-earned experience manufacturing advanced electronics within the Defense industry.
"As a long-time provider to the Defense industry, Benchmark has proven its ability to deliver high-quality manufacturing services and meeting stringent military standards for advanced electronics components," said Ronnie Chronister, senior vice president for Weapons Technology and Manufacturing at Dynetics. "With its deep experience, we expect Benchmark to execute on the absolute 'must not fail' requirements of our Enduring Shield system."
Benchmark will manufacture the electronics at its Huntsville, Alabama facility, which is located in close proximity to Dynetics and key U.S. Army missile defense development projects. The company's proven capabilities in electronics manufacturing and experience meeting strict military requirements provide customers with peace of mind components that will be ultra-reliable and of the highest quality. Benchmark's innovative manufacturing processes will also help Dynetics remain cost competitive.
"We're proud to partner with a technology-focused company such as Dynetics," said Lauren Nickle, sector vice president, Aerospace and Defense, Benchmark. "Working in the defense industry requires a level of experience and expertise that few engineering and manufacturing providers offer and Benchmark has invested in key capabilities required to meet the needs of our customers. The continued improvement of aerial defense technology is critical to keeping our military service members and U.S. citizens safe."