What is defense electronics?

Defense Electronics refers to electronic components and systems that are specifically designed for technological superiority in national defense.

Systems built from defense electronics provide robust, high performance electronic detection, electronic protection, and electronic attack capabilities to support the success of missions and minimize casualties.

To achieve cutting edge capabilities, defense contractors design higher capability microprocessors, transceivers, power management, photonics and other component functions. Many of these components are specialized to work in military environments with challenging thermal and vibration requirements. These advanced systems can be deployed on a range of military platforms, including large and small aircraft, ships, submarines, satellites, hand-held devices and land vehicles.

These electronic solutions are developed by multi-disciplinary teams of engineers, in collaboration with commercial and academic counterparts. Funding for development of defense electronics is generally provided as part of national or allied defense research and development programs, but may also lead to related dual-use commercial advancements.

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