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March 2017
PacSci EMC announces new compact SmallSat propulsion system for the small satellite market. The new Modular Architecture Propulsion System (MAPS™) significantly reduces satellite integration time and delivers precise performance in orbit. Learn more here

January 2017
PacSci EMC and partner, Pyroalliance, win contract for space satellite constellation project. RUAG Space AB chose PacSci EMC to supply the Payload Release and Sequencing System to deploy a satellite constellation system. Read the full release here

November 2016
In mid-November, Fortive Corporation held its first Worldwide Operations Summit with the purpose of sharing best practices and application of Fortive Business System (FBS) tools to improve business performance across the entire corporation. This year, Jim Lico, Fortive President & CEO presented several awards for the Best and Most Improved Plants across all of Fortive’s operating companies, with PacSci EMC receiving 2016 Best EHS Program – Chandler Operations.  Working together and committing our actions to Safety First, Quality Every Time™, we remain committed to an injury-free workplace.

July 12, 2016
Houston, Texas –Earlier this week, the Houston Police Department (HPD) and multiple Houston-area news agencies witnessed a demonstration of the highly efficient and innovative NightHawk® system which can be used to aid in a safer, more successful termination of vehicle pursuits. The NightHawk system was developed by PacSci EMC to ensure police officer and public safety during vehicle pursuits. The NightHawk deployed from its stowed position, successfully deflated all four tires of the target vehicle and then retracted to allow plenty of time for the pursuit car to get through with no harm or damage – all in less than four seconds. Learn more here

March 9, 2016
Chandler, Arizona –Pacific Scientific Energetic Materials Company (PacSci EMC) announced today the safe capture of a felony vehicle using the company’s NightHawk® system.  The NightHawk was deployed by the Winnebago County (IL) Sheriff’s Office during a 15-minute pursuit.  According to the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office, in late February, 2016, PacSci EMC’s NightHawk was an essential tool in ending a felony pursuit. The suspect had several law enforcement agencies on a 15 minute pursuit. We were able get out ahead of the chase and remotely deploy and retract the NightHawk device for a safe stop and successful arrest.

The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) covers 519 square miles of Northern Illinois in Winnebago County.  This was the first time WCSO deployed the NightHawk system and it worked exactly as planned, keeping their officers safe and out of danger.

WIFR TV 23 in Rockford, Illinois recently interviews Winnebago Deputy Chief Scott Meyers regarding the new technology, known as NightHawk, developed by Pacific Scientific Energetic Materials Company. NightHawk-23-WIFR-WinnebagoExcerpt from WIFR:

Innocent local lives lost while suspects run police, it’s happened several times… and now Winnebago County Sheriff’s deputies are some of the first in the nation to try to stop it from happening by using new technology; technology you’d expect to see in a James Bond movie.

“For officer safety, you really can’t get much better,” Winnebago Deputy Chief Scott Meyers said. With a push of a button it could save lives. “Officers nationwide have been injured and killed trying to deploy Stop Sticks and they get hit by the suspect’s vehicle or other traffic.”

Press Release: Winnebago County Sheriffs Office uses NightHawk to capture felony suspect.

Michigan State Police use drug forfeiture proceeds to protect their officers. View a special training event to demonstrate the use of the NightHawk vehicle pursuit termination system from Channel 8, WOOD TV, Grand Rapids, Michigan here. View the video from ABC News, Channel 57 in South Bend, here. WWMT CBS News on Channel 3 in Kalamazoo, Michigan reported the training event from August 18th, here.

From a recent PoliceOne.com article, “Like anything to do with police work, there is a level of danger,” said Jim Bueermann, president of the Washington, D.C.-based Police Foundation. That’s why Bueermann is so optimistic about a new, safer type of spike strip technology: remotely deployed and retracted spike strips such as NightHawk. Read the full excerpt.

December 8, 2015
PacSci EMC Hollister Operations Receives United Way Award

In recognition for the valuable contributions our Associates made to the San Benito County (SBC) community, United-Way-PacSci-HollisterThe United Way of SBC recently recognized us with the following: “The United Way of SBC would like to honor Pacific Scientific as our National Philanthropy Honoree. We are so grateful for the support and participation that you and your staff continue to provide to United Way. You have been a wonderful partner, and have helped tremendously with the impact we are able to achieve towards our shared goals for SBC residents.”

Nov 5, 2015
Airing on the Daily Planet, a Discovery Channel/Canada Show, Bryan Stacey (Business Development Manager) works with the Pima County Sheriff’s Office to demonstrate “Safety First” in action with NightHawk. The video can be viewed here.

Oct 20, 2015
PacSci EMC employee Thornton (Alex) McGill selected as SAFE Association Secretary for 2016. Congratulations, Alex.

October 14, 2015
PacSci EMC Chandler Operations Receives Danaher 2015 Best EHS Program Award

Each year, our parent company, Danaher, hosts a Worldwide Operations Summit with the purpose of sharing best practices and application of Danaher Business System (DBS) tools to improve business performance across the entire corporation. During these annual meetings, Danaher presents several awards for the Best and Most Improved Plants across all of Danaher’s operations. For the second year in a row, Chandler Operations has received the award for 2015 Best EHS Program. Congratulations to everyone at PacSci EMC!



October 2, 2015 ULA launched their 100th consecutive, successful mission from Cape Canaveral. ULA’s missions help to protect our nation, expand the reach into the solar system, and enable technologies that improve life on earth. Our partnership with ULA is something we are very proud of here at PacSci EMC.

ULA 100th Launch


2017 Events.

Each year we participate in significant trade shows, symposia, conferences and industry events throughout the world, continually looking forward to unveiling new developments and, more importantly, meeting you face-to-face.  We look forward to working with you to find the energetic solutions your business requires.

Below you will find a list of events where we will either be in attendance or where we will set up a display.  To schedule a meeting with one of our staff members during any of these events, please contact: marketing@psemc.com.

Event Name Booth # Dates Location Website
AFA Air Warfare Symposium March 1-3, 2017 Orlando, FL AFA Warfare
Security & Policing Exhibition March 7-9, 2017 Farnborough, UK Security & Policing
AUSA Global Force Symposium March 13-15, 2017 Huntsville, AL AUSA Global Force
33rd National Space Symposium #437 April 3-6, 2017 Colorado Springs, CO 32 National Space
MiliPol Asia-Pacific April 4-6, 2017 Singapore Milipol Asia-Pacific
DoD Non-Lethal Weapons Symposium April 25-26, 2017 Creech AFB JNLWP
Armament Systems Forum May 1-4, 2017 Fredericksburg, VA Armament
Annual Fuze Conference May 9-11, 2017 Cincinnati, OH Fuze
Space Tech Expo May 23-25, 2017 Pasadena, CA Space Tech
National Sheriffs’ Annual Expo June 23-28, 2017 Reno, NV NSA Annual Conference
Small Satellite Conference Aug. 5-10, 2017 Logan, Utah Small Sat
DSEI N5-130 Sep. 12-15, 2017 ExCel, London DSEI
AFA Annual Air & Space Conference Sep. 18-20, 2017 National Harbor, MD AFA
Modern Day Marine Sep. 19-21, 2017 Quantico, VA Modern Day Marine
AUSA Annual Meeting & Exposition  #6217 Oct. 9-11, 2017 Washington, DC AUSA Annual
IACP Oct. 21-24, 2017 Philadelphia, PA IACP
SAFE Symposium Oct. 30-Nov. 1, 2017 Orlando, FL SAFE


Press Releases.

January 30, 2017PacSci EMC and partner, Pyroalliance, win contract for space satellite constellation project

July 12, 2016Houston Police Department Goes High-Tech with Its Pursuit Methods

March 9, 2016Felony Arrest Utilizing Remote Tire Deflation Device – NightHawk®

October 14, 2015President’s Message – Danaher 2015 Best EHS Program

March 19, 2015Integrated Procurement Technologies (IPT) signs Representation and Distribution Agreement with PacSci EMC

January 20, 2015Announcing the new PacSci EMC Space Standard Initiator – Available Now

October 8, 2014President’s Message – Danaher 2014 Best EHS Program

October 2, 2014 – GREEN DET™ – An RF-Safe Detonator Produced by Pacific Scientific Energetic Materials – Available in November 2014

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