The social applications of our technology are far-reaching and
varied. Our products are used to protect people and save lives, to
provide entertainment and to facilitate space exploration. They
benefit society in a number of ways.
Aircraft safety and airport security: Our
communication and surveillance technologies help more than 300
airlines to operate safely.
Life support: Every US shuttle astronaut and
navy pilot depends on our life-support equipment, while our
gunfire-tolerant oxygen cylinders mean war fighters no longer have
to choose between safety and performance.
Space exploration: Our rotary joints, antennas
and pyrotechnic actuators were fundamental to the success of
spacecraft including the Mars Rover mission.
Bomb detection and disposal: Our Minehound
dual-sensor detector can detect both metal and non-metal mines
while our digital video technology means bomb disposal teams can
disarm improvised explosive devices (homemade bombs) at a safe
Entertainment: Our video transmission
components have provided live video from skiers' helmets in the
winter Olympics, and from the cockpits of Red Bull Air Race