Dexter can design, manufacture and deliver custom magnet solutions.

Overcoming the challenges presented by applications in the fields of aerospace and defense is a core competency of Dexter. Leading players in these markets select Dexter as their source for solutions because they realize the permanent magnetic expertise which Dexter brings to the application. From superior design and analysis to top-of-the-line machining and assembly processes, Dexter has been the prominent magnetic expert in this field for more than 30 years.

Dexter designs and assembles exceptionally reliable rare earth systems which are robust enough to survive the most extreme environmental conditions. We comply to MIL-I-45208, ITAR and DFARS requirements with our facilities certified to AS9100 Rev D, which will ensure we are meeting the standards and requirements for aviation, space and defense.  Dexter designs are mission critical.


  • Relays and switches

  • Radar arrays

  • Fluid flow meters

  • High performance motors

  • Door actuators

  • Navigational equipment

  • Gauges and sensors

  • Speakers

  • Aircraft braking systems

  • FLIR systems

  • Auxiliary generators

Missile Technology

Applications include: Guided Missile weapon systems

Guided Missiles are designed to protect ships from anti-ship missiles and surface craft, aircraft, and helicopters. We provide high-performance magnets and critical magnetic assemblies that provide crucial functional aspects of missile guidance systems and actuators. We have an Application Engineering team with capabilities to support Design, build prototypes, custom and qualify high volume manufacturing magnetic assemblies


DFARS stands for Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement.

It is a set of restrictions for the origination of raw materials intended to protect the US defense industry from the vulnerabilities of being overly dependent on foreign sources of supply.

Certain countries are considered qualifying and other countries have been restricted for DFARS related material.