Founded in 1946, Associated Industries is one of the world's largest suppliers of defense communication systems, equipment and components. Its offers product and services to the armed forces, international defense equipment manufacturers, and civil and military police agencies worldwide. The company offers a range of products, such as tactical communication, antenna, and civil and police communications systems. Additionally, its product line includes field telephones, switchboards, infantry helmets, intercom systems, audio accessories, and wire and cable assemblies. Associated Industries provides various other products, including power and linear amplifiers; voice and data encryption equipment; computer hardware and software systems; electronic components; and maintenance spares. It also offers ordnance systems, power amplification equipment, ballistically protective helmet systems, and photographic and optical equipment. Associated Industries is located in North Hollywood, Calif.