GW Lisk Defense Market


Heritage, Integrity, Reliability

Lisk’s integrity has made us a preferred defense supplier for highly reliable engineered position sensors, valves, solenoids and flame arrestors for several decades.


We take pride in providing application specific solutions for the Department of Defense. We understand the rigid standards of the DoD and we design, manufacture, test and support all our products end-to-end in our own facility. All Lisk solutions are designed in accordance with the following standards: MIL-HDBK-454, MIL-S-4040, RTCA/DO-160, MIL-STD-810, MIL-STD-454, MIL-STD-202, and MIL-3-917. We are committed to delivering products that will meet the challenge of even the most demanding environments.


Our sensors (LVDTs and RVDTs), valves, solenoids and flame arrestors are created with the highest reliability for several different defense applications. We leverage our many years of experience to deliver high quality solutions on schedule and on budget.

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  • Thermal Management Control
  • In Flight Refueling/Fuel Line Venting
  • Safe/Arm Electromagnetic Actuators
  • Turret & Gun Platform Solenoids
  • Steering, Landing & Braking Controls
  • Locking and Unlocking Mechanics
  • Missile Launch & Bomb Delivery
  • Fuel Delivery Control
  • Submarine Thermal Management
  • Flight & Cockpit Controls
Defense Aerospace Sensors

Sensors for Defense

We design and manufacture LVDT and RVDT position sensors for the DoD that are used in missiles, satellites, submarines and military aircrafts. Lisk’s sensor solutions offer robust construction to withstand rigorous environmental conditions. Our sensors have no contact between the moving core and sensor body allowing the sensor to maintain high performance over its service life.

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Defense Aerospace Valves

Valves for Defense

Lisk manufactures customized valves for the DoD that are used in a wide range of military aircraft and ground vehicles. Our on engine valves include everything from hydrocarbon dosing, waste gate control valves, EGR valves to natural gas fuel control valves. In the air, we design solenoids valves, check/relief valves, shut off valves, and shuttle valves for various applications. We also have experience designing and manufacturing manifold systems to meet the unique requirements of specific applications.

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Defense Aerospace Solenoids

Solenoids for Defense

Our solenoids for the DoD are fully customized for the specific application needs whether linear or rotary, latching, work hold, on/off or proportional, and DC or AC rectified, our engineers will work with you to meet your most challenging system requirements.

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Defense Aerospace Flame Arrestors

Flame Arrestors for Defense

Lisk flame arrestors are custom designed to meet the most demanding system requirements. Our flame arrestors have been engineered and field proven in several applications including fuel inerting systems, fuel venting systems, electrical panel protection, explosive environment protection, in-flight refueling systems and many more. We utilize unique manufacturing processes eliminating hardware from the flow path, reducing the weight and cost of the component.

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Fighters: F-16, FA-18, AV-8, F-22, F-35, JAS 39, Gripen, Eurofighter Attack: Grumman A-6. XF5F Surveillance: P-3 Orion, RC-135 Tankers: Boeing KC-135 Transports: BE-4, C-141 Bombers: B-1, B-52 KC-46 Rotary Aircraft: V-22, AW101, S-92, Lynx

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Missiles: TOW, SM-3, Copperhead, Cruise, Hellfire, SLAM-ER, Tomahawk, AIM9 Tanks: M1A1 Abrams, M1A2 Abrams, M60, Bradley Transports Armaments: MK4, MK16, MK19, M134, M240, M61, M197, MC60, XM307

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Submarine: Seawolf, Trident, Ohio Class, Victoria Class, Virginia Class

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