Honeywell (formerly COM DEV International Ltd) is a global designer and manufacturer of space hardware and systems, and a world leader in the production of space-qualified passive microwave equipment, specialized electronics and optical subsystems. Honeywell has facilities in Canada, UK, USA, India and China, although this document concerns only the UK facilities, especially those in Aylesbury and Edinburgh (originally MESL Microwave, which COM DEV acquired in Dec 2014). COM DEV announced in November 2015 its acquisition by Honeywell Inc, and this may provide more opportunities for UK growth as Honeywell has targeted the European Space market as a growth area. The Company has also set up an office in Harwell in order that it may actively participate in the rapidly growing Space Cluster.
Honeywell (COM DEV) is generally well-equipped for its own purposes and can access those external facilities needed to support its RF component, subsystem manufacturing and test activities. Its in-house facilities have been established specifically for the manufacture and test of its own products, so potential external customers are accommodated on an ‘as-available’ basis. Honeywell is willing to provide sub-contract assembly and test capability if capacity allows.