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GSE Military & Defense

ITW GSE leads the industry in ground support equipment for fighter aircraft.
We provide equipment and accessories with the latest in technology and innovation including clean and green battery powered units.


You can rely on us

We have supported military applications worldwide for more than 50 years to include the most advanced fighter platforms such as the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, F-16 Falcon, F-18 Hornet, F-15 Eagle, F-22A Raptor, the T-50 and C-130 and more. We also supply equipment for UAV and UAS.

Fore more than 50 years, we have designed and manufactured  solid-state ground power units (GPUs), easy to operate and maintain, and our production is based on quality components and streamlined processes to ensure homogeneous products.  In addition, we offer fast delivery times.

Prior to shipment, all units are fully tested and inspected to ensure you are receiving the optimum quality which includes the ISO 9001:2015 standard.

We produce more units than any other manufacturer and ship over 3,000 every year. From concept to manufacturing, training and aftersales service, we uphold to our customers standards.

As an ITW company (Illinois Tool Works Inc.), we have a unique way of doing business, and financial strength you can depend on. At our core is the talent and dedication of our people. We focus on what we do best, and we strive to do it better than anyone else.


All our units meet and exceed MIL-STD-704E and operate effortlessly under extreme climatic conditions.  From exposure to very cold surroundings in Alaska to the hot conditions of the Middle East, our GPU’s withstand the harsh elements around the globe. They can be equipped with military interlock and other options as well.



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  • Protective covers behind access doors to prevent accidental exposure to “live” parts
  • Supervision of neutral conductor rupture & leakage current
  • Supervision of neutral voltage
  • Detection of hazardous voltages at aircraft frame (by supervision of interlock voltage)
  • Avoidance of hazardous voltages in control wires through revention of insulation failures in cable or plug

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Military & Defense Brochure

Download the ITW GSE Military & Defense Brochure and be informed about the many opportunities:

ITW GSE Military & Defense Products

We offer a wide range of point-of-use ground power units that suit the requirements of Military / Defense applications. Dependable, high quality units that also work well in harsh environments.

We have comprehensive references covering deliveries for military aircraft, helicopters, aircraft carriers etc. and within national air forces, land forces and navies in many countries across the world.

Military & Defense Information

ITW GSE Military & Defense works with a wide variety of suppliers to produce our ground support equipment. We welcome new suppliers to contact us regarding joining our team at

If you have already received a purchase order, please click through the relevant links above to read through our requirements and policies.


PO Terms & Conditions Link

Purchases of products and services by ITW GSE are expressly limited to and made conditional on acceptance of its Terms and Conditions of Purchase, found here.
Any additional or different terms are hereby rejected. Commencement of work or delivery of products by you constitutes your acceptance of the Terms.


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