Author - Moshe Levy

THAAD, in first operational use, destroys midrange ballistic missile in Houthi attack

January 21, 2022 from defensenews.com "A multibillion-dollar missile defense system owned by the United Arab Emirates and developed by the U.S. military intercepted a ballistic missile on Monday during a deadly attack by Houthi militants in Abu Dhabi, marking the system’s first known use in a military operation." The THAAD system uses Nova's Jupiter-Series UPS system in the radar, and uses our Galaxy-Series UPS in the fire control that was used to actually fire the missile that shot down the enemy's...

Announcing Nova’s New Rugged Ultra Lightweight 2-3 KW Naval UPS with Three-Phase PFC Input!

We are proud to announce our new Rugged Ultra Lightweight 2-3 KW Naval UPS with Three-Phase PFC Input, specifically made for demanding Naval applications in high shock, vibration, humidity, and EMI environments in compliance to MIL-STD-1399 and MIL-STD-461. The standard input is 115 VAC, 60 Hz, three-phase Delta shipboard power, and the standard output is 120 VAC, 60 Hz, single-phase, with up to 3 KVA / 3 KW continuous output power. Separate rack mount battery packs featuring premium Cyclon battery...

Nova’s NERM-Series UPS Successfully Completes Formal Qual Testing to MIL-STD-1399, MIL-STD-461G, MIL-STD-740-2, MIL-STD-167-1A, MIL-STD-810H, MIL-STD-2036, and MIL-STD-1474E!

Nova's rugged NERM-Series Three-Phase Modular / Redundant True Online UPS has successfully completed formal Qualification Testing at a third party accredited laboratory, as follows: MIL-STD-1399 Section 300B: For Type I Apparatus Voltage and Frequency Tolerance Test Voltage and Frequency Transient Tolerance and Recovery Test Voltage Spike Test Emergency Condition Test Grounding Test User Equipment Power Profile Test Current Waveform Test Voltage and Frequency Modulation Test Simulated Human Body Leakage Current Tests for Personnel Safety MIL-STD-740-2: Structureborne Vibratory Acceleration Measurements for Type III Equipment Additional...

Shock Testing High-Power Jupiter-Series UPSs, Inverters, and Frequency Converters

Nova’s Jupiter Series True Online UPSs, Solid State Frequency Converters, and Pure Sinewave High Power DC-AC Inverters are the US Armed Forces’ choice for countless high profile military applications, and are built to survive the most demanding shock and vibration requirements including MIL-S-901, MIL-STD-810, and MIL-STD-167. Fully ruggedized Jupiter Cabinets can be equipped with heavy duty shock mounts specified to attenuate nearly any requirement, and optionally tested in accredited third party laboratories to ensure compliance as shown here. Please...

Nova’s New NGLRK Pure Sine Wave Lightweight Three-Phase Output DC-AC Inverters

Nova's new NGLRK Series inverters are intended for industrial and military applications where DC voltage needs to be converted to 50 Hz, 60 Hz, or 400 Hz 3Ø AC Voltage. These inverters are typically used to reliably power electronic loads such as computers, monitors, printers, communications systems, and radios. They can also be used to power demanding loads such as hand tools, motors, and totally unbalanced 3Ø devices. NGLRK inverters can be ruggedized for military grade shock, vibration, temperature,...

Nova’s Sister Division, Mid-Eastern Industries, Gets A New Website!

Nova Electric's sister division, Mid-Eastern Industries, unveiled its new website today. Filled with updated information, graphics, and pictures, the site will showcase Mid-Eastern's comprehensive family of High Precision Linear Power Supplies. Since 1959, Mid-Eastern Industries has been the world leader in Linear Power Supply design and manufacture. Offering a full line of programmable and non programmable Linear Power Supplies, the company serves military and industrial applications which require high precision and low noise DC power sources. Most models are available...

Nova’s New NGL Series RTCA/DO-160 Qualified 4.5 KVA / 4 KW 270 VDC Nominal Input Pure Sine Wave DC-AC Inverters

Nova’s new NGL4.5K60-270 Lightweight DC-AC Inverters are high-reliability power sources specifically designed for demanding applications in extreme shock, vibration, humidity, temperature and EMI environments in compliance to RTCA/DO-160 Environmental and MIL-STD-461F EMI standards. This unit’s compact freestanding chassis measures 7″ high x 8” wide x 14.77” deep, and weighs only 25.7 pounds. It features an aircraft power input of 270 VDC nominal, and an output of 120 VAC, 60 hz , single-phase, 4.5 KVA / 4 KW. Other voltages...

Nova Electric’s UPSs Part of US Navy’s Successful ICBM Defense Test

Exciting news as recently reported by defensenews.com: “The U.S. Navy has shot down an intercontinental ballistic missile over the Pacific Ocean with an SM-3 Block IIA missile in a milestone test that demonstrated a potential scheme to defend Hawaii, the Missile Defense Agency announced Tuesday morning. The test, which comes on the heels of the revealing of a larger North Korean ICBM in October that could potentially strike the U.S. East Coast, is the first time the United States has shot down an ICBM with...

NASA’s SOFIA Discovers Water on Sunlit Surface of Moon!

From NASA's website: "NASA’s SOFIA (Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy) 747 Aircraft has confirmed, for the first time, water on the sunlit surface of the Moon. This discovery indicates that water may be distributed across the lunar surface, and not limited to cold, shadowed places. SOFIA has detected water molecules (H2O) in Clavius Crater, one of the largest craters visible from Earth, located in the Moon’s southern hemisphere. Previous observations of the Moon’s surface detected some form of hydrogen, but...