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UEC Electronics TSOA Report

March 8th 2019, Quantico, VA. UEC Electronics successfully executed a weeklong exercise with their Mobile Electric Hybrid Power Sources (MEHPS) system at the Army’s Technical Support and Operational Analysis (TSOA) event.  The MEHPS is a Marine Corps 10 kilowatt (kW) hybrid-power solution designed to deliver power redundancy, fuel savings, and better reliability to traditional fuel-fired generators.

The MEHPS trailer was towed over 500 miles to Quantico, VA, traversed unimproved roads to the test site, and cranked up the first time in sub-zero temperatures with no reliability or maintenance issues.

During the evaluation, MEHPS powered varying loads ranging from 1.5kW – 6kW throughout the week including portable heaters, network switches, servers, laptops, printers, lights, and 50 radio charging stations.

MEHPS was left unattended overnight in sub-zero temperatures – the results were exceptional!  During the unattended period no power drops or faults were experienced and only a single gallon of fuel was consumed in a 10-hour period.   Dr. Philip Stone, Electrical Engineer and MEHPS design engineer said, “Power can’t be seen, but when it’s not available, missions fail – MEHPS is a game changer for the US Military.”  Joe Porter, Electrical Engineer and MEHPS design engineer agreed, “The fuel savings exceeded our expectations, in part due to the amount of solar collection we were able to capture during the partly cloudy cold days.”  David Taylor, Director of Business Development for Army programs offered, “Both the Marine Corps and Army are evaluating the MEHPS solution to determine where this critical capability will best support the warfighter.”

A second, test event is scheduled to begin in late April.  MEHPS will be evaluated in the US Army’s Maneuver Support, Sustainment, and Protection Integration Experiment (MSSPIX) 19 held in Fort Leonard Wood, MO in late April.

UEC Electronics Nominated for the 2018 Defense Security Service Award for Excellence

March 14, 2019, Hanahan, SC. As Governments, companies and individuals vie to steal US Defense and National Security Technology, US Companies have to be aggressive in their approaches to safeguarding critical information.  Threats are encountered from foreign and domestic entities alike.  UEC Electronics has been singled out by the Defense Security Service (DSS) for their vigilance in thwarting threats and protecting US Defense and National Security Technology.

UEC Electronics was nominated for the 2018 DSS Award for Excellence in Counterintelligence from a field of 10,000 cleared companies falling under the National Industrial Security Program.  After a multi-stage, highly competitive vetting and selection process, UEC Electronics was one of only six companies elevated to the final selection phase. 

Achieving a “Finalist” ranking is an extraordinary accomplishment. UEC Electronics’ nomination was the culmination of an effective security program that includes vetting and reporting of visitors, suspicious and unsolicited contacts, monitoring of networks, a collaborative insider threat training program, and a compliant AS5553 Counterfeit Materials Control Program. 

The Facility Security Officer and Director of Strategic Planning, Nancy Straight, said, “Keeping counterfeit parts out of the DoD Supply chain, while effectively protecting critical information is everyone’s responsibility.”  UEC Electronics’ President, David Modeen added, “UEC Electronics demonstrates what is best about the US Manufacturing Industrial base.  We were pleased to receive the recognition from DSS for our employee’s proactive efforts.”