March 2012 - New Passive Assemblies Product Line
DARE Electronics has successfully launched a new passive assemblies product line of Capacitor Assemblies and Resistor Impedance Network Panels. These passive assemblies are used in a variety of aircraft applications to eliminate labor intensive operations, simplify troubleshooting, and reduce costs. The passive assemblies replace individual passive components terminated or soldered in multiple locations throughout an aircraft or helicopter eliminating a "rat's nest" of wires, centralizing the location of all the components, and reducing the possibility of "wire chafing".
December 2011 - Successful Completion of Quality Audits
During the past year, DARE successfully passed numerous domestic and international aerospace OEM quality audits and surveys receiving top scores from each OEM for DARE's MIL-I-45208A ISO-9001 based quality system and 100% on-time, quality rating. Ensuring DARE's products and quality system conform to all customer requirements and aerospace industry standards allows DARE to maintain its unprecedented quality ratings while DARE strives to consistently meet customers' quality expectations and keep products affordable.
October 2011 - DLA "Gold" Excellence Award
DARE Electronics was recently honored by DLA Land and Maritime, Columbus Ohio as one of the government's best suppliers and awarded a Gold Excellence Award for its 100% on-time quality and delivery rating the prior year. DARE was one of only 36 gold award winners out of more than 7,000 DLA vendors and was grateful for the recognition and honor. DARE attributes its long history of award winning performance to its outstanding, dedicated team of employees who are committed to excellence.
September 2011 - Mil-Grade Relays With Screw Terminals
DARE Electronics new 3 Pole 5 Amp MIL-SPEC Relay requires NO soldering and is equivalent to Military Standard AN3335-1. DARE's custom designed form, fit, functional equivalent utilizes modern technology and offers large screw terminals for discerning customers who prefer units that require alternative connection methods to soldering. Additional models are available with ratings up to 25 Amps. Contact a DARE Sales Engineer for more details.
June 2011 - New Industries Served
Customers from a variety of industries, including electric power companies, rail transit, mining, unmanned aircraft vehicles (UAV), and NASA have recently used an array of custom-designed time delay relays, power monitors, dual-band frequency sensors, watchdog timers, and voltage sensors in their applications. In each case, DARE worked closely with the user to custom design or modify an existing unit and provide a device tailored to each customer's unique requirements.
August 2010 - DLA Vendor Excellence Award
The Defense Logistics Agency announced that DARE Electronics is the recipient of their top level Business Alliance Award, the DLA Vendor Excellence Award. This is the 4th time that DARE has received the most prestigious DLA Business Alliance Award, which is presented annually to a business that displays superior quality, on-time delivery, and customer service. DARE is proud of its ability and commitment to serve the military and aerospace industries.
October 2009 - DLA Excellence "Gold" Award
At the 2009 Defense Land & Maritime Supply Chain Business Conference, DARE was recognized for the 7th consecutive year for its 100% on-time delivery and quality rating receiving DLA's Land and Maritime Recognition for Excellence Gold Award. DARE's award was based on its 100% performance rating through the DLA Automated Best Value System (ABVS) which collects vendor past performance data and translates the data into numeric scores. DARE's personnel take great pride in delivering the military forces with 100% on-time, quality, high-reliability products.
April 2009 - Current Sensor Assemblies
DARE offers a series of current sensors available in multiple styles and configurations suited for each customer's specific application. For example, one of DARE's customers uses an AC current sensor as an anti-icing heater, a flight critical application, to sense the presence of current flow and alert pilots to a fault condition. If you have a critical application and need a high-reliability custom current sensor, contact a DARE Sales Engineer for more details.
February 2009 - Boeing "Gold" Performance Award
The Boeing Company announced that DARE Electronics has received a 2008 Gold Boeing Performance Excellence Award. The Boeing Company issues the award annually to recognize suppliers who have achieved superior performance. DARE Electronics was one of only 86 suppliers to receive the Gold level of recognition. DARE earned the award by maintaining a Gold composite performance rating for each month of the 12-month performance period beginning Oct. 1, 2007 and ending Sept. 30, 2008.
January 2009 - DLA Vendor Excellence Award
The Defense Logistics Agency, Fort Belvoir, Virginia announced that DARE Electronics is the recipient of the most prestigious DLA Vendor Excellence Award. The award, presented annually to a business that displays superior quality, on-time delivery, and customer service, is based on DARE’s unprecedented six consecutive years of 100% on-time / quality deliveries and DARE’s exemplary commitment to serving the military and aerospace industry.
December 2008 - Readily Available Leach Replacements
DARE launches a new line of AC Power Monitors, DC Voltage Sensors, AC Under or Over Voltage Sensors, Frequency Sensors, and Phase Sequence Sensors that are fully interchangeable with Leach International’s V610, V110, V210, V310, F410, and P510 series relays and readily available. Select from a variety of standard or custom specifications, including typical AC input ranges of 90 – 150 VRMS, 160 – 240 VRMS, 40 – 480 Hz, 3-phase 4 wire, DC ranges of 18 – 32 VDC or 19.5 – 30 VDC, and output contacts of 2 PDT, 3 PDT, 4 PDT 10 Amps. Contact a sales engineer for more information.
November 2008 - Parko Electronics
Following the announcement that Parko Electronics would be going out of business, DARE Electronics contacted Parko Electronics, previously located in Santa Ana, California, regarding the acquisition of Parko Electronics. Customers of Parko Electronics should rest assured that DARE can cross-reference and manufacture many items previously supplied by Parko Electronics, including Parko’s power monitors, electromagnetic relays, phase sequence indicators, and phase monitors.
October 2008 - Potter & Brumfield & MIDTEX Replacements
A new line of time delay relays, solid-state recycle timers, phase sequence sensors, voltage sensors, and frequency sensors has been launched as replacements for obsolete Potter & Brumfield (P&B) CD, CG, CH, CK, CU, CL, CR, CS, CPS, and CZ series relays. The relays feature fixed and adjustable delays (resistor or knob adjustable) with delays on operate or release, transient & polarity protection, and over/under voltage and over or under frequency sensing capabilities with optional phase-reversal or loss-of-phase monitoring. In addition, the new line of relays can replace obsolete Midtex type 612, 613, 614, 715, 753, 754 time delay relays, voltage sensors, or phase sensors.
August 2008 - DSCC "Gold" Excellence Award
For the sixth consecutive year, one of the Defense Logistics Agencies recognized DARE Electronics for its 100% on-time quality and delivery record by awarding DARE Electronics DSCC's Gold Excellence Award. DARE is proud of its reputation for quality and on-time delivery and the role it plays in supporting the men and women in our armed forces who defend our shores and freedom around the world.
June 2008 - Transient Suppression Safety Relays
DARE introduces a new line of Transient Suppression Safety Relays or 3-phase 480 VAC Contactor Arc Suppressors that protect customers from transients generated by high-voltage / high-current contactors. The relays or contactor arc suppressors will operate in severe environmental conditions and meet the requirements of most military applications. In addition, the transient suppression relays are available in variety of package configurations.
March 2008 - DLA Vendor Excellence Award
Last month at a ceremony at the Defense Logistics Agency headquarters, Fort Belvoir, VA, DARE Electronics was honored to receive a Vendor Excellence Award for its Innovative Business Practices. This is the second time DLA has recognized DARE for its superior quality, on-time delivery, customer service, and reliability having previously recognized DARE for its Outstanding Readiness Support in January 2006.
February 2008 - New QPL Relays
Following qualification testing, the Defense Supply Center Columbus approved DARE Electronics part number AE108-023-99 (government designation M5757/7-001) for listing on QPL 5757. In addition, DARE has also been granted qualification for its part number AE108-022-99 (M5757/1-027) under QPL 5757. QPL 5757 and MIL-R-5757 cover the general performance requirements for electrical relays with contact ratings up to and including 10 amperes for use in electronic, communications, and other applications.
Aug 2007 - DSCC "Gold" Excellence Award
For the fifth consecutive year, one of the Defense Logistics Agencies recognized DARE Electronics for their 100% on-time quality and delivery record and awarded DARE Electronics DSCC's Gold Excellence Award. DARE is proud of their reputation for quality and on-time delivery and the role they play in supporting the men and women in our armed forces who defend our shores and freedom around the world.
May 2007 - Watchdog Timers
DARE Electronics just completed design work on a solid-state watchdog timer for FAA-certified aircraft usage. The solid-state watchdog timer operates on 28Vdc and monitors a 1 Hz square wave input that switches between 28 Vdc and open circuit. The watchdog time delay relay will turn on an aircraft instrument panel light if the watchdog 1 Hz square wave output stops toggling. If you would like more information on DARE's new watchdog time delay relay or need technical assistance on another product, such as a flasher; power monitor; voltage, phase, frequency or current sensor, contact a sales engineer.
April 2007 - New 270 VDC Relay
DARE Electronics announces the release of a new 270 VDC relay. DARE's new 270 VDC relay is available in a socket mount package and mates with part number MS25328-4. Designed with 10 amp contacts, DARE's 270 VDC relay is rated for -55ºC to 125ºC. Contact a sales engineer for more information.
July 2006 - New Voltage Detector
DARE announces the release of a new high-reliability voltage detector that will perform a variety of critical functions in systems such as the F-16’s armaments circuit preload test set. These functions include testing for the presence of voltages and stray voltages, performing an electro explosive device and adapter test, and self-testing the internal battery. Using off-the-shelf, mil-spec components, DARE’s voltage detector provides a cost-effective timely solution to the more expensive and long lead times associated with other voltage detectors while being fully fit, form, and functionally interchangeable with existing items.
March 2006 - QPL Approval
DARE Electronics, Inc. part number AE108-021-99 was approved for listing as a source of supply for AN3306-2 on the Qualified Products List (QPL) 6106.
On January 19, 2006, Vice Admiral Keith W. Lippert, Director of the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), presented Karen Beagle, President of DARE Electronics, Inc. with DLA’s Outstanding Readiness Support Award for a woman-owned small business. DARE was nominated for the award by the Defense Supply Center Columbus (DSCC). According to Eleanor Holland, Director of Small Business at DSCC, a significant factor in DARE’s selection was DARE’s excellent quality rating and exceptional customer service.
January 2006 - Boeing Recognition
At a supplier conference at Wright Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB), Boeing recognized DARE Electronics, Inc. as an Outstanding Supplier and presented DARE with a gold supplier coin in honor of DARE’s 100% gold quality and delivery rating. Ms. Melinda Smith, Business Development Manager at DARE Electronics, accepted the award on behalf of the Company.
November 2005 - DSCC Awards DARE Voltage Detector Contract
The Defense Supply Center Columbus awarded a contract to DARE Electronics for the design & development of a voltage detector used on the F-16. The contract calls for qualification testing to be completed by September 2006 with delivery of production units in 2007.
September 2005 - DLA Quality System & Facility Approval
In September, representatives from the Defense Supply Center Columbus conducted an audit of DARE Electronics’ Quality System and facility. Based on the audit, DARE was granted approval to manufacture MIL-PRF-6106 (formerly MIL-R-6106) electro-mechanical relays. Following facility approval to manufacture MIL-R-6106 relays, DARE was listed on the Qualified Products List (QPL) for MS25917-1.
August 2004 - DSCC "Gold" Medal Excellence Award
Rear Admiral Linda Byrd, Commander, Defense Supply Center Columbus, presented the 2003 Defense Supply Center Columbus (DSCC) Gold Medal Excellence Award to Ms. Karen Beagle, President, DARE Electronics, Inc. at the annual DSCC Supplier Conference in Columbus Ohio.
July 2002 - DARE's New Team Member - Melinda Smith
DARE Electronics has hired Melinda Smith as its Business Development Manager. In addition to developing new business, Melinda will be responsible for contract management and customer relations. Prior to joining DARE Electronics, Melinda was employed at Hartman Electrical Manufacturing. At Hartman Electrical Manufacturing, which was acquired by Communication Instruments Inc. (CII) and subsequently Tyco, Melinda was responsible for contract and program management. Melinda brings more than 10 years experience dealing with relays in the government, military, and aerospace market to DARE.
February 1999 - Lockheed Martin SPC Approval
After developing a Statistical Process Control (SPC) program and undergoing a satisfactory on-site audit by a Lockheed Martin Quality Assurance Representative, Lockheed Martin granted DARE Electronics, Inc. Statistical Process Control (SPC) System Certification.
January 1993 - Navair Qualified Products Approval
In January 1993, the Department of the Navy, Naval Air Systems Command, approved DARE Electronics, Inc. part number AE111-006-99 for fleet usage on all F/A-18 version aircraft and initiated action to list DARE part number AE111-006-99 on the Qualified Products List for MIL-V-81995 (QPL-81995). Prior to approval, DARE performed extensive qualification testing on part number AE111-006-99, including flight line testing, to demonstrate its frequency sensing relay met the requirements of MIL-V-81995 and should be listed on the QPL for part number M81995/6-2.
September 1992 - Flasher Qualification Approval
DARE completed testing of its aircraft navigational flasher, part number AE118-019-99, and demonstrated its flasher met the qualification requirements of MIL-F-26301.