Ensign-Bickford Aerospace & Defense Company (EBA&D) is a leading supplier of energetic materials, non-lethal products, and weapon systems to the aerospace and defense industry. The company was founded in 1836 and is headquartered in Simsbury, Connecticut. EBA&D's products are used in a wide range of applications including missile systems, aircraft ejection seats, and space launch vehicles. The company has a long history of innovation and has been awarded numerous patents for its technologies. EBA&D is a subsidiary of Ensign-Bickford Industries, a privately held company that also operates in the mining and petrochemical industries.