Moray firm continues to conquer US defence market

Aircraft testing (c) Copernicus

A piece of advanced technology developed in a small Moray village has emerged as runner-up in a competition run by the United States Department of Defence.

Urquhart-based Copernicus Technology submitted their Ncompass-Voyager™ electrical test system which can monitor up to 512 circuits simultaneously, finding faults much quicker than traditional electronic testing equipment.

The US DoD invited companies around the world to enter solutions into an innovation competition that could help detect intermittent faults, a common issue in the aerospace industry.

Copernicus was the only European entry from 300 submissions and subsequently claimed second prize in the competition.

In Alabama for the contest was Jim Cockram, Copernicus Technology’s technical director, who said: “We are absolutely delighted that our product came second in this competition.

“The whole event was successful as our stand attracted considerable interest.”

The firm are no strangers to successful delivery of systems to the defence industry around the world. In September they successfully delivered Intermittent Fault Emulators to the National Centre for Manufacturing Sciences in the United States.

A team from Copernicus visited the US DoD at the Lakenhurst Naval Air Station in New Jersey to deliver a training course in the system.

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