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Valves for military applications

Severe-duty hydraulic valves meet quality control standards and military specifications.

Military environments require high-endurance, severe-duty components that are in compliance with quality control systems, military standards/specifications and contract-specific certifications.

Hunt Valve’s defense customers include the U.S. Navy, naval boat contractors, Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) and Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). Since these customers work with special materials for seawater environments, they require specialty high-pressure hydraulic valves and components for surface ship and submarine applications.

Market Challenges

Defense customers demand safety, quality, reliability and durability from their high-performance hydraulic valves. Many of the mission-critical valves we supply are used in applications where the platform and personnel are at risk, so failure is not an option. Cost control is also important to make the programs affordable to the U.S. Navy and government.

Hunt Valve Solutions

Hunt Valve manufactures a range of product specialties for the defense market, including gate, globe, ball and relief valves. Our high-performance hydraulic valves are designed to operate on various types of media—from steam to sea water. Since our valves are mostly manufactured to U.S. Navy drawings, our strict attention to detail ensures superior contract engineering and quality control.

Hunt Valve offers a more complete product offering for Navy and shipyards with our Hunt products, as well as an expanded catalog with our recent acquisitions of MB Valve (formerly Montreal Bronze) and Pima Valve. Our combined expertise provides high-performance, cost-effective manufacturing and technical expertise to meet a wide range of specifications, including those that require more flexibility and severe duty needs than competitors offer.

For most manufacturers, the defense market has many barriers to entry. Hunt Valve’s long history of manufacturing fluid power engineering innovations for military applications spans decades. Our rugged products continue to provide unmatched reliability to our military customers.