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


We work closely with customers to develop solutions geared towards their requirements. Dexter can make modifications to existing products or design, develop and manufacture custom solutions.

All work is done in our US-based facilities. Manufacturing in-house enables us to offer a high degree of customization on very short lead times. Our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility keeps production costs down, and we therefore can provide a very competitive price


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.

Ground Elements

Applications include: ground-based missiles, self-propelled artillery, and anti-tank artillery

At Dexter, we provide high-performance magnets and critical magnetic assemblies for end application in:
• Navigation systems
• Fin motors:
• Extended-range, anti-tank, guided missiles
• The short-range air defense system can be shoulder-launched or fired from an air or ground launcher to counter drone threats
• Sensors for advanced targeting systems with applications such as FLIR technologies

Naval Elements

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