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Ensign-Bickford Aerospace & Defense Company

In 1836, William Bickford's invention of safety fuse, a superior initiator for mining explosives, heralded not only a safer era for miners, but the formation of the Ensign-Bickford company. From this single but significant milestone, EBAD has developed global industry influence and extensive capabilities facilities in three locations; Graham, KY, Moorpark, CA and our headquarters in Simsbury, CT.

Ideas, insights and engineering breakthroughs have made us manufacturers of the most reliable, precise aerospace and defense energetic solutions available. Our history of providing high-reliability solutions to these markets is unequaled, as is our commitment to meeting cost, delivery, reliability, and environmental and performance requirements. No other company can match the range of innovative energetic solutions that we've manufactured; this breadth of energetics application and technology is the foundation on which our success—and yours—rests.
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We are “Right for Your Mission™”

No other company can match the range of innovative energetic and mechanism solutions that we’ve developed and manufactured; this breadth of technology innovation and applications engineering is the foundation on which our success—and yours—rests. Every day the employees of EBAD strive to prove that we are “Right for Your Mission.”
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EBAD is the global provider of integrated solutions critical to mission success.... Read more


To inspire our employees to achieve their full potential and continuously improve and implement strategies to best serve our customers.... Read more

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At Ensign-Bickford Aerospace & Defense Company (EBAD), we believe that our strengths are built on our most important resource - our people. When you work at EBAD you are part of a team who creates cutting edge technology that will blast us into the future. No other company can match the innovative energetic solutions that we provide. At EBAD you will actively contribute to successful missions putting men, women and satellites into space, and protecting our armed service men and women around the world.... Read more

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