Dynetics selects Benchmark for Enduring Shield electronics

Arizona firm has a Huntsville facility

A rendering of Dynetics’ Enduring Shield system.

Huntsville-based Dynetics has chosen Arizona’s Benchmark Electronics Inc. to manufacture electronic components for the Enduring Shield mobile ground-based weapon system.

“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 facility.

“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.”

Enduring Shield is part of the U.S. Army’s Indirect Fire Protection Capability Increment 2 initiative and is designed to acquire, track, engage and defeat unmanned aircraft systems, cruise missiles, rockets, artillery, mortars and other aerial threats.

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