Smiths Interconnect

High-Reliability Interconnect Solutions for Defence Applications

130, Centennial Park, Centennial Ave,
Elstree, Borehamwood,
WD6 3SE United Kingdom

130, Centennial Park, Centennial Ave,
Elstree, Borehamwood,
WD6 3SE United Kingdom

Smiths Interconnect is an industry-leading supplier of technically differentiated electronic components, subsystems, microwave and radio frequency products that connect, protect and control critical applications in the commercial aviation, defense, space, medical, rail, semiconductor test, wireless telecommunications, and industrial markets.

Our technology brands – EMC, Hypertac, IDI, Lorch, Millitech, Reflex Photonics, RF Labs, Sabritec, TECOM, TRAK and HSI – are synonymous with exceptional performance whenever a technologically advantaged, high solution is required to ensure reliability and safety.

Smiths Interconnect has 25 Sales, R&D and Manufacturing locations in 12 countries, including Canada, US (California, Florida, Massachusetts, Kansas, and Maryland), Mexico, Costa Rica, France, Germany, Italy, UK, Tunisia, India, China, and Singapore.

We are part of Smiths Group, a global leader in applying advanced technologies for markets in threat and contraband detection, energy, medical devices, communications and engineered components. Smiths Group employs around 22,000 people in more than 50 countries

We offer:

  • Technical excellence and vast market experience
  • A comprehensive product portfolio providing customers with a single point of supply across multiple markets
  • Advanced engineered solutions integrating the combined expertise of our technology brands
  • Optimized quality through first class materials, state-of-the-art development methods, and world class talent
  • Robust financial pedigree and reputable heritage of Smiths Group

Essential interconnect solutions for defence projects

Smiths Interconnect provides a wide variety of both custom and standard interconnect solutions manufactured for optimum performance within challenging environments that are fundamental for defence projects, such as extreme temperatures, shock and vibration.

We are a supplier of choice for safe, efficient and highly reliable connectivity in various military and defence applications.  Our application expertise ensures the design, manufacture and supply of cost effective, high volume products and complete tailored solutions. Our technically differentiated solutions provide our customer with a competitive advantage when tackling the challenges of higher power, higher data rates, wider bandwidth, and greater connectivity all within a smaller footprint.

Our extensive product portfolio in the defence market includes high reliability electrical connector and cable assemblies, solution for antenna systems, datalinks and a wide range of innovative RF and microwave solution.

Our product ranges play a key role in the Communications, Electronic Warfare, ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) and Radar application requirements.

Strong differentiated capabilities and proven expertise

With its engineering expertise, Smiths Interconnect supports its customers through the design, delivery and support phases of the project.

Smiths Interconnect’s in-house capabilities encompass design, development, manufacturing, and testing to respond quickly and accurately to customers’ needs and provide differentiated connectivity solutions:

  • Engineering: advanced RF & system modelling, finite element & reliability analysis, 3D EM, CAD/CAM & solid modelling
  • Manufacturing: precision machine shops, connector, contact & cable assembly, automated hybrid assembly, system integration, etc.
  • Prototyping: CNC turning & milling centres, cabling & prototyping assembly, 3D printing
  • Testing/qualification: electrical, mechanical, environmental, real time X-ray, RF testing, High speed digital, Multipaction, Optical testing
  • Certifications and standards compliance: ISO 9001, AS/EN 9100, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, MIL-DTL-3933, MIL-DTL-39030, MIL-DTL-38999, MIL-DTL-55302, MIL-DTL-83723, MIL-DTL-83527, MIL-DTL-24308, MIL-DTL-83513, MIL-C-26500, MIL-C-81511, MIL-C-26482, MIL-PRF-55342, ARINC 400/600/800/801, HE 704, HE 801, Nadcap, NF-C-UTE C93-424

With a wide range of services, Smiths Interconnect improves reliability and performance of customers’ systems and equipment while minimising the burden on their operation and maintenance teams.

Cable Assemblies

Smiths Interconnect provides high performance microwave cable assemblies and coaxial components supporting critical operations with application specific premium interconnects for high durability.

Antenna Systems

Smiths Interconnect offers antenna systems for Defence applications, from SATCOM, GPS, flush mounted, micro strip, blade instrumentation & data-link to fixed and mobile positioning systems.

Ferrites & Passive Sub-Assemblies

Smiths Interconnect supplies a wide range of ferrite devices and waveguide products operating from 1.0GHz to 53GHz, including isolators and circulators, combiners, transitions, terminations, iso-adapters and integrated assemblies.

Millimetre-Wave Solutions

Smiths Interconnect provides millimeter-wave solutions with products and systems offered from 18 to 325 GHz. Products range from Amplifiers, Multipliers, Ferrites, Couplers, Switches and Waveguides.

RF Components

Smiths Interconnect supplies board-level components including advanced resistive and signal distribution technologies for a broad range of frequency applications.

RF Filters

Smiths Interconnect provides high quality RF Filters, Multiplexers, witched Filter Banks and Integrated assemblies, from 30MHz to 51GHz. Our range includes discrete, cavity, ceramic, lumped element and tunable filters.

Time & Frequency Systems

Smiths Interconnect delivers timing and frequency solutions for the next generation synchronisation applications that offer accuracy, stability, and remote manageability.


Smiths Interconnect delivers application-specific, high-reliability electrical interconnect solutions from highly integrated assemblies to microminiature connectors and spring probe contacts.

High Power and Frequency Chip Terminations in a Compact, Lightweight Design

Smiths Interconnect, a leading provider of technically differentiated electronic components, subsystems, microwave and radio frequency products announced today the release of its new CTX high frequency wire bondable chip termination series optimised to combine high frequency and power in a small package.

Smiths Interconnect Expands High-Speed D-Sub Connector Series

Smiths Interconnect, a leading provider of technically differentiated electronic components, subsystems, microwave and radio frequency products, announced today the introduction of the innovative split pair quadrax contact technology to its rugged D-Sub connector series.

UK (Head Office)

130, Centennial Park, Centennial Ave

Elstree, Borehamwood


United Kingdom

+44 20 8236 2400 +44 20 8208 4114

Via P.D. Da Bissone 7A

16153 Genova


+39 10 60361 +39 10 6505748

Ulrichsberger Straβe 17

94469 Deggendorf


+49 991 250 120 +49 991 250 1244

31 Rue Isidore Maille

76410 St. Aubin Lès Elbeuf


+33 2 3296 9176 +33 2 3296 9170
Kansas City, US

5101 Richland Avenue

Kansas City

KS 66106

United States of America

+1 913 342 5544 + 913 342 7043
Massachusetts, US

16 Brent Drive


MA 01749


United States of America

+1 978 568 0451 +1 978 568 0680
California, US

1550 Scenic Avenue, Suite 150

Costa Mesa

CA 92626


United States of America

+1 714 371 1100 +1 714 708 2563
Jiangsu, China

Suzhou Industrial Park

PRC 215021


+86 512 6273 1188 +86 512 6273 1199
Shanghai, China

Unit F1, Floor 7, East Ocean Center

Phase II

618 East YanAn Road




+86 21 3318 4650 +86 21 5385 5377

2 Bukit Merah Central




+65 6846 1655 +65 6846 4218