Teledyne Brown’s full lifecycle solution approach has a history of nearly 60 years of successful performance on Government and commercial programs.
Our company was the first high-technology firm established in Huntsville to assist Wernher von Braun and his rocket team in developing the Redstone Rocket. The company’s leadership founded the first research park in Huntsville - Cummings Research Park - and was its first tenant. The Park is the second-largest research park in the United States.
The company’s doors opened as Alabama Engineering and Tool on July 1, 1953. It became Brown Engineering Company in 1956. When Teledyne Incorporated purchased Brown Engineering, the company was renamed Teledyne Brown Engineering. During the 1990s, Teledyne merged with Allegheny Ludlum and was subsequently spun back out as Teledyne Technologies Incorporated in 1999. Teledyne Brown Engineering, Inc. became the cornerstone of the Engineered Systems Segment of Teledyne Technologies when it was formed in 2010.
From the beginning, our strength in both engineering and manufacturing has distinguished us from others in those industries. We have supported essentially every major U.S. space initiative, beginning with Jupiter and extending through the Space Shuttle, International Space Station, and Constellation programs. We have also provided services and specialty hardware for the European Space Agency and the Russian and Japanese space programs. Today, we are the primary contractor supporting NASA’s critical payload operations integration function, as well as ongoing microgravity research and development efforts.
In support of national defense programs, Teledyne Brown Engineering has worked on essentially all of the U.S. ballistic missile defense programs, including Nike-X; Safeguard; the Strategic Defense Initiative; the Ground-based Midcourse Defense program; and, now, the Ballistic Missile Defense System, including our development of the Objective Simulation Framework.
Manufacturing has always been a major focus at Teledyne Brown. The company has built nuclear hardware and assemblies and products that support the development of space flight and military hardware. Teledyne Brown has fabricated several mechanical and electronic products for various customers, ranging from prototypes and one-of-a-kind items to large-scale production.