Valencia, CA — Cicoil Corporation is proud to announce becoming the first company in the United States to receive the prestigious ‘Ship-To-Stock’ quality certification from Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, which is based in Israel. Cicoil has been a supplier of complex cable assemblies to Rafael for many years, and Cicoil’s superior quality and delivery performance resulted in Rafael awarding Cicoil the ‘Ship-To-Stock’ certification. The certification is recognition of Cicoil’s quality performance, as it allows Cicoil to ship products directly to Rafael in Israel, without requiring source inspection in the United States. This is the first time a United States company has received this certification.
The cable assemblies Cicoil supplies to Rafael form the electrical backbone of Rafael’s world-leading ‘Litening’ navigation and targeting pod. The Litening Pod, jointly manufactured by Rafael and Northrop Grumman, is used on fighter jets for the United States Air Force, and it also used by the Israeli, German, Dutch and Hungarian Air Forces. The Litening Pod is equipped with day and night sights and a multiple sensor array that enables high confidence target selection, identification, and precise strike and damage assessment. Litening enables fighter aircrews to carry out a wide range of missions, including: detection / recognition /identification and laser designation of air-to-ground and maritime targets. There are over 1,000 Litening Pods in use worldwide, and the Pods have proven themselves as the leading targeting technology available, in terms of both performance and reliability.
Gideon Keren, Rafael’s Quality Assurance Manager, stated: “Cicoil’s quality and delivery performance has been excellent, and we are extremely confident of the company’s capabilities. Cicoil is the first United States company to receive a Rafael Ship-To-Stock certification, and this certificate is a tremendous honor for Cicoil. Cicoil’s management, AS9100 quality system, and rigorous attention to all quality details, are the reasons we awarded Cicoil the Ship-To-Stock certification. The Litening navigation and targeting pod is a very important program for Rafael, and Cicoil’s cable assemblies are critical to the Pod’s performance, so we take this step being fully confident of Cicoil’s capabilities.”
Howard Lind, Cicoil’s President, said: “We are very honored to receive this certification, especially since we are the first United States company to receive such an award. The award has been earned by everyone at Cicoil, where every day our people constantly focus on making the best quality products for our customers. We take pride in the quality of our products, and we know that our cable assemblies are used in mission-critical applications, with human life at stake. We take our quality mission very seriously, and we strive to exceed our customers’ quality requirements, and also to continually improve in all areas. We thank Rafael for this tremendous honor, and we look forward to continued success working as a partner with Rafael.”
Cicoil has been the leader in designing and manufacturing high performance cable assemblies for over fifty years. The company’s unique silicone coated flat cables provide high flexibility, extremely long life, and they can withstand temperature extremes from -65 degrees to +260 degrees Celsius. Cicoil’s cables are used in thousands of demanding applications, including commercial aircraft, military jet fighters, semiconductor equipment, and the Space Shuttle. Cicoil designs and manufactures its cable and cable assemblies in an automated facility in Valencia, California. Cicoil’s quality assurance system is certified to the ISO 9001 (AS9100) standard.
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