Welcome to IEI!
International Enterprises, Inc. (IEI), is unique in the defense business in that, for over 40 years, it has been and remains totally focused on supporting and sustaining military electronic systems, their components, and the worldwide logistics community responsible for those systems. IEI, located in Talladega, Alabama, was founded in June 1969 as a privately-owned, small business defense contractor. The main focus of the company was to contract for Depot Level Repair of Military Avionics and that focus remains the same today. IEI also has locations in Tillburg, Netherlands, as well as an extensive network of worldwide representatives.
The company’s individualized customer focus on depot level repairs, manufacturing and logistics support has a proven record in supporting and sustaining critical systems for the worldwide military community. IEI’s technical expertise includes electro-optical systems, radars, sensors, antennas, processors, displays, and gun drives. These systems are vital to the operational success of some of the most sophisticated weapons platforms in service such as the F-5, F-15, F-16, F-18, F-35, V-22 AH-64, HH-60, Bradley, as well as, critical ground-based systems like GPS.
Our engineering and technical staff undergoes rigorous and continuous training which usually complements an extensive military background. This workforce not only seeks to identify and repair items as they come in, but constantly looks for ways in which to increase the reliability and maintainability of our customer’s equipment through improved procedures and/or redesign of these legacy systems. In order to support today’s high-tech systems, IEI has procured and/or designed and developed numerous automatic test stations and has a resident engineering staff to design and develop test program sets (TPS), including the software programs and the interface test adapters (ITA) necessary to mate the unit under test (UUT) to the automatic test equipment (ATE). We have even designed a replacement for the aging and non-supportable F-16 Avionics Intermediate Shop (AIS) Tester.
Inventory & Sourcing:
In order to provide our customers with rapid repair turnaround, IEI maintains a multi-million dollar repair parts inventory. Because long lead times on replacement parts are often an issue when repairing items, it is necessary to keep these items in stock, ensuring our customers will receive their equipment in a timely fashion. Augmenting that inventory is our purchasing process which is extremely successful in supporting aging weapon systems by locating hard to find parts. When diminishing material sources (DMS) issues arise, our engineers are quick to identify replacement parts that can be proposed to the responsible design authority. In those cases where a circuit redesign is needed, IEI has the capability to design and manufacture the replacement assemblies to sustain and/or upgrade the system.
Complete and current technical data is essential to the repair and maintenance process. IEI’s Data Library maintains a comprehensive collection of technical manuals, specifications and drawings, consisting of hundreds of thousands of detailed documents. We have a technical data staff dedicated to research, acquisition and maintenance of our Data Library. In many cases, the prescribed test equipment is not available, so IEI must utilize this data to develop a repair/test capability and detailed acceptance test procedures (ATP).
Specialized Equipment and Test Systems:
Our environmentally controlled repair facility includes an anechoic chamber, full environmental stress screening facilities, coordinate-measuring equipment, on-site calibration laboratory, clean room and laser range.
Government Approved Procedures:
- Material Control
- Quality Assurance
- Acceptance Test Procedures (ATP)