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Our Story

Over the Years

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1957

Spectrum R&D Company established

Spectrum patented Starfinder, licensed for manufacture to A.C. Gilbert; earns “Toy of the Year” status

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1959

Spectrum patented pressure switches, licensed for manufacture to Haydon Smith, Inc. specified on X-15 rocket engine

Spectrum nuclear reactor pressure switches specified on Long Beach Cruiser, atomic powered naval vessel

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1965

Spectrum R&D develops Schick Hot Lather Machine, Spectrum conducts producibility program, manufacturing 30,000 assemblies

Spectrum develops Engine Air Particle Separator (EAPS) pressure switches for Sikorsky CH53 Aircraft

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1968

Spectrum develops Hi-Low Dual Transmission pressure switch for Sikorsky CH53 Aircraft

Spectrum develops and patents BLADEALERT® density sensor for Sikorsky cockpit bim blade monitor

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1974

Spectrum develops and patents Damper Indicator Reservoir Accumulator for UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter

Spectrum develops and patents state-of-the-art self-sealing breakaway valve BALVAC®, for aircraft post-crash fire resistance

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1981

Spectrum develops and patents DELTALERT® differential pressure sensor/indicator for M-60 Tank

Spectrum selected as “Supplier of the Year” by Northrop Grumman Corp., and awarded Region 1 “Contractor of the Year” by the Small Business Administration

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2005

Spectrum selected a Sikorsky “Top 100 Supplier”

Spectrum acquires new 36,000 sq. ft. facility as its new headquarters, in Milford CT

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2010

Spectrum Secures BlackHawk Multi-Year 8 Award with Sikorsky Aircraft, as Premier Hydraulic Sub-assembly Supplier

Sikorsky Selects Spectrum to Provide Complete Fuel System Kit For Next Generation S-97 RAIDER™ Helicopter

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2013

Five Year Army Overhaul Contract On The SAS Awarded to Spectrum for 2,000 Helo Army Fleet

Spectrum successfully completes the 28th and final fuel sponson assembly for the Canadian H-92 Aircraft

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2016

Spectrum selected to supply breakaway fuel valves for both Army JMR demonstrator aircraft

Spectrum celebrates 60 years of business growth as a manufacturer of aerospace components

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2018

Army awards 3rd consecutive UH-60 SAS Overhaul Contract for five additional years

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2020.........

Bell Supplier of the Year

“At the Defense Supply Center Columbus (DSCC) Supplier’s Conference held August 31 – September 1, 2004, I had the pleasure of presenting awards to the suppliers who achieved or exceeded the standards for the DSCC’s Recognition For Excellence Award. Please accept my personal congratulations along with the enclosed award. This award acknowledges your firm as one of the 151 companies who attained an exemplary level of contract performance during calendar year 2003. As one of the DCSS’s quality suppliers, you played a critical role in our ability to maintain the highest level of support to the men and women in our armed forces who defend our shores freedom around the world. Again, congratulations and thank you for a job well done.”

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2022

Spectrum celebrates 65 Years in business.

“At the Defense Supply Center Columbus (DSCC) Supplier’s Conference held August 31 – September 1, 2004, I had the pleasure of presenting awards to the suppliers who achieved or exceeded the standards for the DSCC’s Recognition For Excellence Award. Please accept my personal congratulations along with the enclosed award. This award acknowledges your firm as one of the 151 companies who attained an exemplary level of contract performance during calendar year 2003. As one of the DCSS’s quality suppliers, you played a critical role in our ability to maintain the highest level of support to the men and women in our armed forces who defend our shores freedom around the world. Again, congratulations and thank you for a job well done.”

DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY

“I compliment Spectrum on the outstanding support we receive from you. We asked for assistance with our support efforts in providing parts and material for production of the Apache transmission and you were able to provide a quality product and timely delivery. Please accept our sincere thanks for your continued support of national security.”

DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY

“Spectrum is one of the suppliers chosen for this award as a result of timely shipments, assistance with design efforts, and outstanding patience during the Qual Test Report approval process. Spectrum is fortunate to have such a responsive staff.”

NORTHROP GRUMMAN