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Solutions for Defense and Special Missions

Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics provides off-the-shelf and custom solutions for defense and special missions platforms. Our products serve military jets, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), medical evacuation (medevac) aircraft, domestic and foreign ally military aircraft.

Previous platforms include: McDonnell Douglas T-45TS, Boeing CH-47D/F Chinook, Beechcraft T-1, T-400, C-12 Huron, Bell 212 HH-1N.

Our engineering team is qualified to work within the stringent requirements of specialized programs to meet tight deadlines. They are experienced in certification and provide guidance on product design and functionality.

True Blue Power

True Blue Power, a division of Mid-Continent Instrument Company, specializes in the design and manufacturing of certified power solutions. Products include USB charging ports, inverters, emergency power supplies and advanced lithium-ion batteries.

Select products feature A123 Systems’ proprietary Nanophosphate® cell chemistry, including the FAA TSO-certified TB17 and TB44 Advanced Lithium-ion Batteries — the first lithium-ion engine start batteries for business and commercial aviation to receive this certification.

True Blue Power advanced lithium-ion batteries feature superior energy density with cell chemistry that offers 3x the energy per kilogram when compared to lead-acid or nickel-cadmium alternatives. The sophisticated battery systems are engineered to provide an overall lower cost of ownership, including 50–75% less scheduled maintenance cost, 2-year maintenance intervals, efficient engine starts and 2-3 times longer useful battery life.

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