Forward Components Inc provides material support for critical application and safety components for the aerospace, defence, and automotive sectors.
From its secure, single-site facility in Southern California, the company offers a wide range of products and services that include commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) / Hi-Rel semiconductors, microcircuit components, mil-spec / harsh environment connectors and accessories, as well as built-to-print assembly services.
Forward Components has partnered with the Defence Logistics Agency and prime OEMs to complete more than 2,500 contracts in the last decade. The company is a proven, trusted, and responsible partner for the most demanding applications, with critical parts supplied by Forward Components currently in-service in the air, ground, and sea.
Military semiconductor, microcircuit, and hybrid electronic components
Forward Components’ critical control and circuit protection units are fully traceable to the manufacturer. Our products include Standard Microcircuit Drawing (SMD) military qualified devices, MIL-PRF-38535 and MIL-PRF-38534, as well as military standard transistors, diodes, and their commercial counterparts.
Other components available include memory devices, digital to analogue converters, and operational amplifiers, as well as VRMs, IDO regulators, FPGA and CPU devices.
Built-to-print assembly services for a variety of end platforms
Forward Components has full turn-key in-house assembly capability. We have manufactured thousands of power cables, armoured cables, branched harnesses, and many other custom products for a large variety of end platforms, drawing on over a decade of expertise in box builds, circular connector based cables, thermocouples, and control cables.
From NPI to full production, our team are ready to assist in assuring schedules are met, quality expectations are surpassed, and costs are kept within budget.
Defence and industrial automotive connectors
The company’s offerings primarily focus on military qualified circular and RF connectors, backshells, and accessories. Our connectors are shipped with the qualified manufacturer’s CofC, suitable for critical applications and use in harsh environments. Specifications include MIL-DTL-38999, MIL-DTL-5015, MIL-DTL-22992, and AS85049.
UAV and launch vehicles systems
Forward Components has emerging projects supporting near-Earth orbit satellites, launch vehicles, and UAVs operating above the altitude threshold of manned aircraft. Products offered include radiation hardened and JANS level transistors and diodes, circuit protection devices, as well as specialised cable assemblies.
Military packaging and labelling
Forward Components is ANSI/ESD S20.20 certified and has completed thousands of contracts with the US Military. We have the in-house expertise to package and label products to exact specifications, including MIL-STD-2073, MIL-PRF-23199, MIL-STD-129, MIL-STD-130, and all RFID requirements.
Test and production equipment with related consumables
Forward Components offers the materials needed to ensure technicians can continue to operate uninterrupted. From wire, cable, and test probes through to complex test suites with multiple oscilloscopes and data recorders, we have the expertise and industry connections to be a valuable partner in the design and supply of production floor test equipment and consumables.