SOURCE: Espey Mfg. & Electronics Corp.

Espey Mfg. & Electronics Corp.

December 05, 2011 14:28 ET

Espey's Naval Power Products Unveils the Latest in Universal Aircraft Maintenance Power

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY--(Marketwire - Dec 5, 2011) - Espey Mfg. & Electronics Corp. (NYSE Amex: ESP) developed an Aircraft and Avionics Power Supply for onboard Aircraft Support Maritime vessels that uses the latest technology to provide AC and DC power with remote operability, eliminating the need for both a MIL-P-15736/1 28V Rectifier Power Supply and 400Hz,115/200VAC, 45KVA Inverter/Frequency Converter.

Espey's Aircraft and Avionics Maintenance Power Supply (AAMPS) system has been fully tested and is field operational. This approach offers significant advantages over the traditional options based on outdated military specifications. Espey believes this is a prime example of our commitment to meet active fleet "Green Ship" directives by benefitting from the investment in new and future Power Technologies for the US Navy.

The AAMPS is a modern design that offers the benefits of providing both Aircraft 400 Hz AC and 28 VDC, meeting anticipated demands of a wide variety of fixed and rotary aircraft and UAVs. The design incorporates the latest safety and operational features, remote user interface and control intended for flight deck operation, and night vision compatibility.

The AAMPS was developed to interface with a 440VAC or a 650VDC power systems. Adapted for use on platforms with MIL-STD-1399, 440VAC requires use of a simple, reliable 440VAC to 650VDC, Unregulated Transformer/Rectifier Unit (TRU). The TRU can also be coupled with other newly developed Power equipment utilizing a 650VDC Input for use on other ships equipped with 440V AC main power.

The TRU and AAMPS solution provides significant size and weight advantages over having both the existing 28VDC MIL-P-15736/1 plus a 400 Hz Aircraft Power Supply/Frequency Converter and provides more capability and features to support the current and future aircraft needs.

Espey Background/History
Espey Mfg. and Electronics Corp. is a custom design and manufacturing company whose product base is power system components and sub-systems for US and foreign military. Espey is a small business located in upstate New York, ISO 9001:2008 certified, and publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange (ESP).

Espey has supplied power electronic components that serve on numerous shipboard, ground based and airborne platforms for over 80 years. Espey is a current Supplier to shipyards for Low and High Voltage Power Supplies, Custom Mil-Spec Magnetics, Transmitters, Battery Chargers, and Antennas. Espey delivers power distribution transformers for surface and submarine use. In addition Espey provides Radar and Sonar system transformers and power supplies for the latest Airborne, Mobile, and Fixed Ground platforms.

Espey has a long history of providing dependable deployed "Fit and Forget" power to the Warfighter.

Contact Information

  • For further information, contact
    Mr. David Hoffman
    (518)245-4400
    fax (518)245-4217