Mission Statement

To improve people’s lives

By providing technologies that help put people and satellites in space, and protecting the armed service men and women around the world as they protect our freedoms at home, Ensign-Bickford Aerospace & Defense Company (EBA&D) continuously seeks to improve the lives of people.

Vision Statement

EBAD seeks to be a leader in mission critical hardware and services.


EBAD delivers mission critical hardware and system solutions, integrating complementary technologies and building partnerships to broaden our markets, add value and grow.

Unparalleled Experience 

Solutions require innovation. 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.