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Contracts for July 30, 2010



DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY

Universal Sodexho, Tacoma, Wash. is being awarded a maximum $180,000,000 firm fixed price, prime vendor, indefinite delivery and indefinite quantity contract for maintenance, repair and operations for the Korea region. There are no other locations of performance. Using services are Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and federal civilian agencies. The original proposal was Web solicited with four responses. The date of performance completion is July 31, 2011. The contracting activity is the Defense Supply Center Philadelphia (DSCP), Philadelphia, Pa. (SPM500-05-D-BP07).

Unicor, Federal Prison Industries, Washington, D.C. is being awarded a maximum $35,000,000 firm fixed price, sole source, indefinite delivery and indefinite quantity contract for radio system parts. There are no other locations of performance. Using service is Army. There was originally one proposal solicited with one response. The date of performance completion is July 29, 2015. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Warren, Warren, Mich. (SPRBL1-10-D-0011).

Bethel Industries Inc., Jersey City, N.J.** is being awarded a maximum $14,193,225 firm fixed price, sole source contract for coats. There are no other locations of performance. Using service is Army. There was originally one proposal solicited with one response. The date of performance completion is July 30, 2012. The contracting activity is the Defense Supply Center Philadelphia (DSCP), Philadelphia, Pa. (SPM1C10-10-D-1068).

Lord Corporation, Erie, Pa. is being awarded a maximum $11,448,064 fixed price with economic price adjustment, sole source contract for helicopter parts. There are no other locations of performance. Using service is Army. There was originally one proposal solicited with one response. The date of performance completion is September 12, 2010. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, Richmond, Va. (SPM400-02-D-9413).

Missile Defense Agency

John Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory (JPU/APL), Laurel, Md., is being awarded a $147,400,000 ceiling increase to the cost-plus-fixed-fee contract HQ0006-07-D-0001. Under this modification JPU/APL will continue work on advanced technology initiatives by providing technical support to systems engineering and integration for assessments, studies and analyses of command and control, battles management and communications, fire control, missile engineering, combat systems, space component and space systems. The work will be performed in Laurel, Maryland. The performance period for this work is from August 2010 through December 2011. Research, Development, Test and Evaluation funding Fiscal Years 2010 and 2011 will be used to incrementally fund these efforts. The Missile Defense Agency is the contracting activity (HQ0006).

NAVY

Alliant Techsystems (ATK), Mission Systems Group, Defense Electronics Systems Div., Woodland Hills, Calif., is being awarded a $50,067,115 firm-fixed-price contract for the Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) II of the Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile (AARGM). This contract provides for the conversion of 37 government furnished AGM-88B High-Speed Anti-Radiation Missiles (HARM) into AGM-88E AARGM All-Up Round (AUR)/Captive Air Training (CATM) missile systems for the Navy (33) and the government of Italy (4), including related supplies and services. Work will be performed in Woodland Hills, Calif. (75 percent); Rocket Center, W.V. (11 percent); Piacenza, La Spezia, Italy (6 percent); Rome, Italy (6 percent); Clearwater, Fla. (2 percent), and is expected to be completed in February 2012. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to FAR 6.302-1. This contract combines purchases for the U.S. Navy ($38,173,005; 76 percent) and the Government of Italy ($11,894,110; 24 percent) under the Foreign Military Sales Program. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md. is the contracting activity (N00019-10-C-0065).

DG21 LLC, Dallas, Texas, is being awarded a $47,090,345 modification under a previously awarded firm-fixed price plus award fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N62742-06-D-4501) to exercise the fourth option period for base operating support services at U.S. Navy Support Facility, Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory. The work to be performed provides for all management, labor, administration, supervision, materials, supplies, and equipment to provide integrated Base Operating Services. The total contract amount after exercise of this option will be $479,042,968. Work will be performed in U.S. Navy Support Facility, Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory, and work for this option is expected to be completed by July 31, 2011. Contract funds in the amount of $10,229,233 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Pacific Division, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, is the contracting activity.

Saab Training USA LLC, Orlando, Fla., is being awarded a maximum $39,076,075 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to modernize U.S. Marine Corps range training systems with various types of automated and non-automated target equipment and simulators. The contract includes a mix of systems and logistics engineering, design, development and systems integration as well as training, installation and delivery of the range training systems. Work will be performed on various Marine Corps installations across the continental United States and overseas in Hawaii and Japan. Individual delivery orders will be issued under the basic contract which will identify specific locations. These locations and percentage of work being completed there won’t be available until the delivery orders are issued. Work is expected to be completed August 2013. Contract funds in the amount of $1,579,637 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured with four offers received. Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity (M67854-10-D-8045).

BAE Systems Information and Electronics, Nashua, N.H., is being awarded a $15,257,258 firm-fixed-price contract for the Low Rate Initial Production I (LRIP I) of 325 APKWS II guidance sections for the Navy, including shipping and storage containers. In addition, this contract provides for the APKWS II guided rocket UH-1Y integration, as well as technical and training manual updates and support equipment and support test equipment. Work will be performed in Nashua, N.H., and is expected to be completed in October 2012. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to FAR 6.302-1. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md. is the contracting activity (N00019-10-C-0019).

Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Ariz., is being awarded a $14,734,424 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-free contract (N00019-09-C-0061) for engineering and technical services in support of the AIM-9X system improvement program. Work will be performed in Tucson, Ariz., and is expected to be completed in February 2011. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract combines purchases for the Air Force ($7,728,158; 52.5 percent); the Navy ($2,506,266; 17 percent); and the governments of Korea ($2,663,322; 18.1 percent), Australia ($1,687,213; 11.4 percent), and the Turkey ($149,465; 1 percent) under the Foreign Military Sales Program. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md. is the contracting activity.

CACI, Inc. – Federal, Chantilly, Va. is being awarded a $14,193,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for scientific, technical, and administrative intelligence related services. It is planned to issue the first task order simultaneously with contract award in the amount of $5,003,115. This contract includes options, which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $28,772,340. Work will be performed in Louisville, Ky., and work is expected to be completed by July 2011. Contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via Navy Electronic Commerce Online and Federal Business Opportunities as a two phase solicitation. Six offers were received in response to Phase I. Two proposals were deemed acceptable to proceed to Phase II. Only one offer was received in response to Phase II. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head, Md., is the contracting activity (N00174-10-D-0018).

Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems, El Segundo, Calif., is being awarded a $12,254,749 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed fee delivery order against a previously issued basic order agreement (N00019-05-G-0008) for the procurement of 30 ECP 6279 retrofit kits to support the F/A-18 radio detection and ranging retrofit program. Work will be performed in El Segundo, Calif. (59 percent), Forest, Miss. (31 percent), and Andover, Mass. (10 percent), and is expected to be completed in September 2012. Contract funds in the amount of $12,254,749 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

CAV International, Colorado Springs, Colo., is being awarded a firm fixed price contract in the amount of $10,505,433 for air terminal ground handling services at Naval Air Station Rota, Spain. This contract includes four one year option periods, which if exercised, bring the total estimated value of the contract to $57,469,122. Work will be performed in Rota, Spain, and work is expected to be completed by September 2011. Contract funds will expire before the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively awarded, with five firms solicited and three offers received. The Fleet and Industrial Supply Center Signoella, Italy, is the contracting activity (N68171-10-C-0022).

Singh Group Inc., dba Baja Pacific*, Oceanside, Calif., is being awarded an estimated $5,660,650 modification under previously awarded firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contract (N62473-07-D-5005) to exercise option period three for tree trimming and removal services at various Naval and Marine Corps installations located in the San Diego Metropolitan Areas. Work will be performed in San Diego, Calif., and is expected to be completed by July 2012. Contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured with three proposals received. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southwest, San Diego, Calif. is the contracting activity.

*Small Business

**Small, Disadvantaged, Woman Owned Business

Xenonics Appeals Notice of Delisting From NYSE Amex

CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--XENONICS HOLDINGS, INC. (NYSE AMEX: XNN) announced today that it has received notice from the NYSE Amex (the "Exchange") that the Company failed to regain compliance with continued listing standards and, accordingly, the Company's securities are subject to delisting proceedings. Specifically, Xenonics is not in compliance with Section 1003(a)(iii) of the Company Guide because it has shareholders' equity of less than $6,000,000. In accordance with Sections 1203

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RELYANT Vehicle Maintenance Contract Expanded in Iraq — Press Release

RELYANT Vehicle Maintenance Contract Expanded in Iraq

MARYVILLE, Tenn., July 29 /PRNewswire/ — RELYANT, LLC, a Maryville-based company providing worldwide strategic support services, has received funding to increase the number of vehicles it maintains for the U.S. government at Al Asad Air Base Regional Contracting Center in Iraq from 500 to 625 vehicles.

RELYANT provides services ranging from brake system repair to engine replacement. They have provided these services in Iraq for three years and have facilities capable of supporting more than 6,000 vehicles. The vehicles are considered non-tactical, and are primarily trucks and SUVs manufactured by Ford and Chevrolet.

RELYANT provides both scheduled and unscheduled maintenance to government vehicles. In Afghanistan, RELYANT provides services to eight sites. In addition, the company operates a mobile operation that allows them to go to the vehicle in need of repair, so experience with in-country movement is essential.

“They have set the standard for contractor provided services and continue to be a confident source of knowledgeable advisement for present and future sustainment operations,” said MGySgt Earl Herndon, Motor Transport Chief, COR.

To date, RELYANT has procured more than 100,000 vehicle parts, repaired more than 10,000 vehicles, and has trained hundreds of local national mechanics.

Performing vehicle maintenance in an austere and hostile environment presents many challenges. The environments in Iraq and Afghanistan are very harsh due to the sand and climate. In Afghanistan, the harsh, mountainous terrain presents an even greater challenge. Vehicles operating in these environments require more frequent repairs and maintenance proving that vehicle maintenance services are a fundamental necessity.

In addition to the environment, logistics continues to be challenging, particularly in Afghanistan. To circumvent these issues, RELYANT maintains warehouses of the most common repair parts to eliminate or significantly reduce repair delays.

“Our vehicle maintenance contract in Iraq was the first contract we were awarded, and it remains a core competency that we intend to expand,” said Eric W. Barton, RELYANT President and CEO.

RELYANT is a global provider of solutions to complex projects. The company offers services including construction, life support, demining, logistics/procurement, security, and IT communications. RELYANT is headquartered in Maryville with offices in San Antonio, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Uganda. www.gorelyant.com

Source: RELYANT, LLC

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Iron Eagle Group (IEAG) Announces Signing of Multiple Letters of Intent

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Iron Eagle Group (IEAG) Announces Signing of Multiple Letters of Intent

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Cyberlux Fulfills First $340,000 Shipment of Its $3.4 Million National Guard Bureau Contract

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cyberlux Corporation, (OTC Bulletin Board: CYBLD), a leading provider of LED lighting solutions, announced today that the Company has produced and shipped the first $340,000 of the $3.4 million order awarded to Cyberlux by the National Guard. Recently, the National Guard Bureau purchased 200 BrightEye Dual Head Tactical Lighting Systems, and Cyberlux has now delivered the first 20 Systems. “While this $3.4 million contract is a significant milestone

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U.S. Aerospace, Inc. Obtains $500,000.00 Additional Funding and Extends Remaining Debt One Full Year

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--U.S. Aerospace, Inc. (OTCBB: USAE), a U.S. aerospace and defense contractor, today announced that the Company’s senior lenders have extended all of their debt one full year to July 31, 2011 and, together with Hutton International SPE, LLC, invested an additional $500,000.00 via notes convertible into common stock at $0.13 per share, the closing trading price on July 27, 2010. “We appreciate our lenders’ strong support for our new management team’s vision, and are pl

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ITT Reports Solid Second Quarter and Forecasts Strong Operational Performance for the Full Year

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ITT Corporation (NYSE: ITT) today reported 2010 second-quarter revenue of $2.7 billion and income from continuing operations of $226 million, or $1.22 per share. Excluding special items, income from continuing operations for the quarter was $211 million, or $1.14 per share, representing 9 percent year-over-year growth. Special items resulted from the completion of a tax audit. “We are pleased with ITT’s strong productivity and solid operating margins this qua

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Oracle Stands Accused of Violating Government Pricing Laws

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The Federal Government buys many products. Many of these are strictly commercial items that were not developed for the government only and are available to any company or consumer in the world. One of these products is software. Like any large organization the government uses standard software packages like Microsoft Windows, Office and other companies products. In this case the government signed a contract with Oracle Corp. (ORCL) to buy their standard software that over the last twelve years has led to sales of about $1 billion dollars.

The company is now being sued by the Federal Department of Justice alleging that they did not offer the government the same price breaks it offers its commercial customers. The government in their contracts make it clear that a company must offer their best and lowest prices to the government. This is true if the product is sold directly or through the General Services Administration (GSA) schedule. To make up for the price break the government buys lots of product, and even allows state and local governments to buy through their contracts.

The complaint says the government feels it was overcharged by tens of millions of dollars. Damages, if any, will be assessed after a trial. This case is an example of a whistle blower lawsuit where a former Oracle employee alleges the overcharges. The Feds can join the suit and then the whistle blower will receive a portion of the money recovered.

Several lawsuits similar to this have been filed over the last few years as companies fall afoul of this rule. Staples (SPLS) for example a few years ago faced a similar lawsuit and lost several million in damages. Office Depot (ODP) faced similar charges at the state level in Florida in a case again brought by a whistle blower.

These suits demonstrate that not only do government want the best deals they will enforce the rules making sure they get them. The arguments for these rules are that the tax payer benefits by maximizing the value of the product and the company will make up the discount through the size of the sales. There is also the fact that no company unwillingly enters this market, most want to sell to the government.

If Oracle is found guilty it will be another example of a vendor not knowing the rules or taking the risk by violating them. Part of acquisition reform is making sure that these kind of rules are followed.

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Insitu Awarded Small Tactical Unmanned Air System/Tier II Contract

BINGEN, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Insitu Inc. today announced it has been awarded the Small Tactical Unmanned Air System (STUAS)/Tier II contract from Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) for its Integrator unmanned aircraft system (UAS). In partnership with The Boeing Company, Harris Corporation, Corsair Engineering and Black Ram Engineering Services, Insitu will begin the 24-month engineering, manufacturing and development phase to build and test its Integrator UAS satisfying STUAS/Tier II system

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VSE Awarded Contract by U.S. Army for R2-3G Program Support

ALEXANDRIA, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--VSE Corporation (NASDAQ: VSEC) announced today that its Federal Group business unit was awarded a prime contract, receiving one of several new multiple award omnibus contracts to continue work under U.S. Army CECOM’s Rapid Response (“R2”) replacement program known as “Rapid Response-Third Generation (R2-3G).” VSE will compete for task orders under the Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) R2-3G contract over the five-year period of performance. VSE’s Fe

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VSE Reports Financial Results for Second Quarter 2010

ALEXANDRIA, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--VSE Corporation (Nasdaq: VSEC) reported the following unaudited consolidated financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2010.               Financial Results                           Three months ended June 30,             Six months ended June 30,       (in thousands, except per-share data and percentages)   2010   2009     % Change       2010   2009     % Change Revenues   $212,473   $255,109     (16.7)%       $440,649   $495,564     (11.1)% Oper

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Contracts for July 29, 2010



DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY

General Electric Aircraft Engines, Lynn, Mass. is being awarded a maximum $445,281,495 firm-fixed-price, sole-source, requirement-type contract for engine parts. There are no other locations of performance. Using services are Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps. The original proposal was Web-solicited with one response. The date of performance completion is March 31, 2011. The Defense Supply Center Richmond, Richmond, Va., is the contracting activity (SPM400-03-D-9404).

PAPCO, Inc.*, Virginia Beach, Va., is being awarded a maximum $61,598,056 firm-fixed-price with economic price adjustment contract for fuel. Other locations of performance are Maryland and Ohio. Using services are Army, Navy, Air Force and federal civilian agencies. The original proposal was solicited on the Federal Business Opportunities website with 52 responses. The date of performance completion is July 31, 2013. Defense Logistics Agency Energy, Fort Belvoir, Va., is the contracting activity (SP0600-10-D-4024).

Fannon Petroleum Services*, Gainesville, Va., is being awarded a maximum $35,602,132 fixed-price with economic price adjustment contract for fuel. Other locations of performance are the District of Columbia and Maryland. Using services are Army, Navy, Air Force and federal civilian agencies. The original proposal was solicited on the Federal Business Opportunities website with 52 responses. The date of performance completion is July 31, 2013. The Defense Energy Support Center, Fort Belvoir, Va., is the contracting activity (SP0600-10-D-4007).

UNICOR/Federal Prison Industries, Washington, D.C., is being awarded a maximum $7,192,800 fixed-price with economic price adjustment contract for short-sleeve Army t-shirts. Other location of performance is Georgia. Using service is Army. The original proposal was solicited on the Federal Business Opportunities website with 11 responses. The date of performance completion is July 28, 2011. The Defense Supply Center Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity (SPM1C1-10-D-F016).

NAVY

The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Mo., is being awarded a $65,999,000 firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of 32 Lot 85 Harpoon missile bodies (HMB) for the government of Taiwan; 4 Harpoon canister grade “B” missiles for the government of Canada; and associated spares and support. In addition, this contract provides for the procurement of Harpoon missile spares for the governments of Canada, the Netherlands, Portugal, Japan, the United Kingdom, Israel, Pakistan, Turkey and Singapore, to include containers; Block II guidance section upgrade kits; wire bundle assemblies; and guidance control units. Work will be performed in St. Charles, Mo. (55.3 percent); McKinney, Texas (10.7 percent); Toledo, Ohio (6.2 percent); Huntsville, Ala. (4.5 percent); Lititz, Pa. (3.7 percent); Middletown, Conn. (2.7 percent); Grove, Okla. (2.3 percent); Galena, Kan. (1.6 percent); Minneapolis, Minn. (1.5 percent); Motherwell, United Kingdom (1.2 percent); Elkton, Md. (1.1 percent); Kirkwood, Mo. (1 percent); Anniston, Ala. (0.8 percent); Clearwater, Fla. (0.7 percent); McAlester, Okla. (0.6 percent); Melbourne, Fla. (0.6 percent); and various locations in and outside the contiguous U.S. (5.5 percent). Work is expected to be completed in June 2011. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured. This contract combines purchases for the governments of Taiwan ($43,846,554; 66.4 percent), Canada ($10,145,802; 15.3 percent), Portugal ($7,622,318; 11.5 percent), the Netherlands ($3,207,254; 4.8 percent), Japan ($514,864; 0.8 percent), the United Kingdom ($263,986; 0.4 percent), Israel ($194,635; 0.3 percent), Pakistan ($169,360; 0.3 percent), Turkey ($31,643; 0.1 percent), and Singapore ($2,584; 0.1 percent) under the Foreign Military Sales program. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity (N00019-10-C-0053).

BAE Systems Land & Armaments, Ground Systems Division, York, Pa., is being awarded a $64,839,600 modification to previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity delivery order #0013, under previously awarded contract (M67854-07-D-5025) for the purchase of 32 U.S. Special Operations Command Mine Resistant Ambush Protected armored utility vehicles and associated integrated logistics support sustainment. Work will be performed in York, Pa., and is expected to be completed by the July 2011. Contract funds in the amount of $24,448,200 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity.

Insitu, Inc., Bingen, Wash., is being awarded a $43,697,168 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for the engineering, manufacture and development of the small tactical unmanned aircraft system/Tier II unmanned aircraft system III for the Marine Corps. Work will be performed in Bingen, Wash. (46.7 percent), Hood River, Ore. (45.6 percent), and Melbourne, Fla. (7.7 percent). Work is expected to be completed in September 2012. Contract funds in the amount of $788,931 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via an electronic request for proposals, with four proposals received. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, N.J., is the contracting activity (N68335-10-C-0054).

Walbridge-Brasfield & Gorrie, JV*, Detroit, Mich., is being awarded a $40,551,000 firm-fixed-price contract for construction of the Main Exchange replacement at the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda. The work to be performed provides for the design and construction of a new facility to provide a two-story main exchange and an elevated parking deck to meet patron and employee parking requirements. Work will be performed in Bethesda, Md., and is expected to be completed by June 2012. Operation and maintenance, Bureau of Medicine contract funds in the amount of $2,913,854 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via the Navy Electronic Commerce Online website, with 21 proposals received. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity (N40080-10-C-0012).

Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems, Goleta, Calif., is being awarded a $23,935,331 performance-based logistics requirements contract for supply support for weapons replaceable assemblies used in support of the F/A-18 A/B/E/F aircraft. Work will be performed in Goleta, Calif. (65 percent); Jacksonville, Fla. (20 percent); Tucson, Ariz. (5 percent); Forest, Miss. (5 percent); and El Segundo, Calif. (5 percent). Work is expected to be completed by July 2011. Contract funds will not expire before the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively awarded. The Naval Inventory Control Point, Mechanicsburg, Pa., is the contracting activity (N00383-10-D-007D).

Brady G2*, San Diego, Calif. (N62583-09-D-0142); Enviro Compliance Solutions, Inc.*, Tustin, Calif. (N62583-09-D-0143); Accord Engineering, Inc.*, Santa Ana, Calif. (N62583-09-D-0144); RORE-ITSI, JV, LLC*, San Diego, Calif. (N62583-09-D-0145); and Environmental Cost Management, Inc.*, Costa Mesa, Calif. (N62583-09-D-0146), are each being awarded a modification to exercise option year one under previously awarded firm-fixed price 8(a) environmental multiple award contract for performance-based environmental consulting services in support of various Navy, Marine Corps and federal government programs, and other business lines that request assistance throughout the U.S. and its territories from the environmental restoration division of the Naval Facilities Engineering Service Center, Port Hueneme, Calif. The combined total value for all five contractors is $15,000,000. No task orders are being issued at this time. The total contract amount after exercise of this option will be $30,000,000. Work will be performed at locations in (95 percent) and outside (5 percent) the contiguous United States. Work is expected to be July 2011. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Specialty Center Acquisitions, Port Hueneme, Calif., is the contracting activity.

Watts-Obayashi, JV, Honolulu, Hawaii, is being awarded an $11,843,832, firm-fixed-price contract for renovation and construction of a joint support facility. Work will be performed at an unspecified location, and is expected to be completed by September 2011. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via the Asia Navy Electronic Commerce Online website, with two proposals received. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Far East, Yokosuka, Japan, is the contracting activity (N40084-10-C-0003).

LRAD Corp.*, San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a $6,192,700 firm fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for integrated acoustic hailing devices (IAHD). The IAHD is a remotely controlled component of the shipboard protection system and provides a key capability to instruct, warn and deter approaching threats. Work will be performed in San Diego, Calif., and is expected to be completed by August 2015. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via the Federal Business Opportunities website, with two offers received. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane, Ind., is the contracting activity (N00164-10-D-JQ16).

AIR FORCE

CAE USA, Inc., Tampa, Fla., was awarded a $10,643,648.00 contract to purchase seven C-5 avionics modernization program training devices and five reliability enhancement re-engining program training devices for the C-5 aircrew training system for the following users: Air Material Command, Air National Guard, and Air Force Reserve Command. At this time, $10,643,648.00 has been obligated. GHMKA, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, is the contracting activity (F8223-10-R-3000/2).

Science Applications International Corp., San Diego, Calif., was awarded a $6,806,644 contract modification which includes pre-deployment preparations and training necessary for personnel to deploy outside the contiguous United States (OCONUS). However, no OCONUS performance is required under this task order. At this time, $6,806,644 has been obligated. Det 1 AFRL/PKSR,Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8650-07-D-1104; Task Order 0004; Modification 7).

DEFENSE FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING SERVICE

Bank of America N.A. Military Bank-Overseas Division, San Antonio, Texas, was awarded fiscal 2011 option of $7,200,000 to provide full banking services that are comparable, in scope and cost, to those available in the continental U.S. to authorized individuals that include: active duty U.S. military personnel; DoD civilian employees who are U.S. citizens; U.S. citizens who are employees of all other U.S. government departments, agencies, private organizations and non-appropriated fund instrumentalities carrying on functions on a DoD installation overseas; as well as authorized family members of such military and civilian employees. The program management office is in San Antonio, Texas; however, the majority of the work is performed on U.S. military facilities in Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Italy, Korea, Diego Garcia, Honduras, Cuba, Japan, Okinawa and the Kwajalein Atoll. Under this optionm work will be performed from Oct. 1, 2010 through Sept. 30, 2011. The Defense Finance and Accounting Service Contract Services Directorate, Columbus, Ohio, is the contracting activity (MDA210-02-D-0003-0010).

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Smith & Wesson’s USR Division Completes JFK Airport Security Project — Press Release

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Smith & Wesson’s USR Division Completes JFK Airport Security Project

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., July 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:SWHC) — Universal Safety Response, Inc. (USR), a Smith & Wesson company and a leading turnkey provider of perimeter security solutions, announced today that the company has completed the design and installation of the company’s GRAB® barrier system at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport, security division.

The installation represents a pilot project for which USR was selected to design, engineer, and install a portion of the airport’s perimeter access control point. The project was completed for a Guard Post on the premises of the aviation center. The Port Authority’s customized security solution includes USR’s premier product for reduced-risk vehicle barriers, the GRAB® system. The environmentally friendly, all-electric GRAB® system is expected to perform 2,000-3,000 cycles per day and is expected to operate in all weather conditions.

In addition to the GRAB® system, USR also provided a tailored perimeter security package for the aviation center, which included custom operator panels and custom signal lights for the GRAB® system and for two existing barriers located at the Guard Post. The turnkey solution will assist in detecting, delaying, and deterring potential threats and risks to the facility and its personnel.

Wesley M. Foss, Executive Vice President for USR, said, “Airport security represents one of our key focus areas, along with military bases and government and corporate facilities. As our company has grown, we have built relationships with aviation centers across the United States, and we are especially proud to add the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to our growing list of customers. The specific requirements of the application, and the critical nature of security at this facility, allowed us the opportunity to demonstrate our capabilities as a provider of perimeter security solutions.”

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey serves as a critical hub to the infrastructure of the nation’s trade and transportation networks. JFK is one of five airports that is operated by the Port Authority. It has been in operation for over 60 years and handles more international traffic than any airport in the nation.

About USR

Based in Franklin, Tenn., USR is a full-service perimeter security integrator, barrier manufacturer, and installer. As a wholly owned Smith & Wesson company, USR provides a complete range of products and services tailored to each client’s unique specifications. USR is proud to incorporate its core values of customer service, integrity, innovation, and quality into every project. Founded in 1994, USR is the creator of the GRAB® barrier system. USR serves a variety of clients in the defense, transportation, and petrol-chemical industries, as well as corporate facilities, airports, Fortune 500 companies, national laboratories, and museums. To learn more about USR’s services and products, call (615) 224-0400 or visit www.usrgrab.com. For more information on Smith & Wesson, call (800) 331-0852 or log on to www.smith-wesson.com.

About Smith & Wesson

Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:SWHC) is a U.S.-based, global provider of products and services for safety, security, protection, and sport. The company designs and constructs facility perimeter security solutions for military and commercial applications, and delivers a broad portfolio of firearms and related training to the military, law enforcement, and sports markets. SWHC companies include Smith & Wesson Corp., the globally recognized manufacturer of quality firearms; Universal Safety Response, Inc., a full-service perimeter security integrator, barrier manufacturer and installer; and Thompson/Center Arms Company, Inc., a premier designer and manufacturer of premium hunting firearms. SWHC facilities are located in Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, and Tennessee. For more information on Smith & Wesson and its companies, call (800) 331-0852 or log on to www.smith-wesson.com; www.usrgrab.com; or www.tcarms.com.

Source: Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation

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Shaw Awarded Military Munitions Services Contract from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Omaha District

BATON ROUGE, La.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Shaw Group Inc. (NYSE: SHAW) today announced it has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Omaha District to perform military munitions response program activities. In helping the district with its objective to restore the environment, Shaw will inspect, evaluate and remediate sites that are contaminated with munitions and explosives of concern. The scope of work under Shaw’s indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract includes

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Rick Franklin Joins ParTech as Vice President of Global Client Services

NEW HARTFORD, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ParTech, Inc. (PAR) today announced it has appointed Rick Franklin as its new Vice President of Global Client Services reporting to Ed Soladay, President, ParTech, Inc. Franklin will provide leadership to PAR’s client services team. PAR is transforming the hospitality technology sector with its Boundless Hospitality™ vision that is delivered through game-changing software, hardware, and service solutions for the restaurant, hotel, entertainment, spa, and reta

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Teledyne Technologies Reports Second Quarter Results

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Teledyne Technologies Incorporated (NYSE:TDY): Earnings per diluted share increased 13.0% to $0.78 per share Acquired Optimum Optical Systems, Inc. Recently completed the acquisition of Intelek plc Raising full year 2010 outlook Teledyne Technologies today reported second quarter 2010 sales of $442.5 million, compared with sales of $441.1 million for the same period of 2009. Net income for the second quarter of 2010 was $28.6 million ($0.78 per diluted sha

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U.S. Investment in Lasers Starting to Pay Off

The idea of laser weapons has been a fixture of science fiction novels and movies. The idea of an almost unlimited range and power weapon using light has caught the imagination of people for decades. Now different U.S. defense contractors working for a variety of customers are starting to see some accomplishments in this area.

Raytheon (RTN) has begun testing a point defense system for use on U.S. Navy ships that successfully engaged drones and destroyed them in an at-sea test. The electric powered system is mounted on a Phalanx weapon system that currently provides close in defense against missiles using a 20 mm gatling gun. There are reports that Raytheon will be using a similar system as part of a proposed defensive system for U.S. Army helicopters designed to protect against infra-red guided surface-to-air missiles.

Boeing (BA) has been developing a light weight laser system to defend against weapons such as the artillery, mortars and rockets. The High Energy Laser Technology Demonstrator (HEL TD) will be integrated onto an Army standard HEMTT transport vehicle. This truck made by Oshkosh (OSK) will have Boeing’s beam control system installed to support further testing in 2011.

One of the oldest laser “weapon” programs in development by the United States has been the Airborne Laser Testbed (ALTB). This mounts a high power chemical laser onto a modified Boeing 747. The system when it enters service will be used to engage theater ballistic missiles to provide missile defense. The overall program is supported by Lockheed Martin (LM) who make the Beam Control/Fire Control System. This provides fire control for the Northrop Grumman (NOC) produced laser that is used to destroy the target. The ABLT had success in tests earlier this year but the program has been scaled back significantly by the Obama Administration as part of their defense reforms.

These systems demonstrate that the focus of current U.S. research and development is on defensive systems to protect troops, ships and aircraft. The ALTB is also a defensive weapon but scaled up to destroy ballistic missiles. The footprint of the laser systems and their need for decent amounts of power and chemicals dictate that the vehicle and ship mounted systems be short ranged.

As more data and experience is gathered with these types of systems they can be increased in power and capability and ultimately perform more missions. The end game should be the development of some sort of offensive weapon that will replace artillery and potentially small arms and infantry support weapons. Then it will be like the laser guns of science fiction novels and movies.

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Contracts for July 28, 2010



DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY

Hess Corp., Woodbridge, N.J., is being awarded a maximum $42,591,541 fixed-price with economic price adjustment contract for gasoline. Other locations of performance are Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia. Using services are Army, Navy, Air Force and federal civilian agencies. The original proposal was Web-solicited with 52 responses. The date of performance completion is July 31, 2013. The Defense Energy Support Center, Fort Belvoir, Va., is the contracting activity (SP0600-10-D-4012).

Capps Shoe Co.*, Lynchburg, Va., is being awarded a maximum $29,622,446 firm-fixed-price total set-aside, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for dress leather shoes. There are no other locations of performance. Using services are Army, Navy, and Air Force. The original proposal was solicited with two responses. The date of performance completion is July 21, 2011. The Defense Supply Center Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity (SPM1C1-10-D-1092).

Isobunkers, LLC*, Norfolk, Va., is being awarded a maximum $22,704,723 fixed-price with economic price adjustment contract for fuel. Other locations of performance are Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia. Using services are Army, Navy, Air Force and federal civilian agencies. The original proposal was Web-solicited with 52 responses. The date of performance completion is July 31, 2013. The Defense Energy Support Center, Fort Belvoir, Va., is the contracting activity (SP0600-10-D-5015).

Truman Arnold Cos., Inc.*, Texarkana, Texas, is being awarded a maximum $21,681,438 fixed-price with economic price adjustment contract for fuel. Other locations of performance are Maryland and the District of Columbia. Using services are Army, Navy and federal civilian agencies. The original proposal was Web-solicited with 52 responses. The date of performance completion is July 31, 2013. The Defense Energy Support Center, Fort Belvoir, Va., is the contracting activity (SP0600-10-D-5037).

RD Buie Enterprises*, Boerne, Texas, is being awarded a maximum $6,450,000 fixed-price with economic price adjustment, sole-source, indefinite-quantity contract to support wood product requirements. There are no other locations of performance. Using services are Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and federal civilian agencies. There was originally one proposal solicited with one response. The date of performance completion is Jan. 27, 2011. The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity (SPM500-05-D-BP23).

NAVY

Northrop Grumman Space & Mission Systems Corp., Herndon, Va. (N65236-10-D-6844), and Science Applications International Corp., McLean, Va. (N65236-10-D-6845), are each being awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee performance-based multiple award contract for support services for Enhanced Tactical Automated Security System surveillance, detection and assessment equipment, site surveys, integration, installation and technical support. Each contractor will be awarded $12,500 at the time of award. The ceiling dollar value, including the base period and four option years for both contracts combined, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of these contracts to an estimated $37,645,903. Work will be performed in California (20 percent); North Carolina (20 percent); Japan (20 percent); Arizona (10 percent); South Carolina (10 percent); Florida (5 percent); Hawaii (5 percent); Virginia (5 percent); and the District of Columbia (5 percent). Work is expected to be completed July 2011. If all options are exercised, work could continue until July 2015. The multiple award contracts were competitively procured by full and open competition via the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center e-Commerce Central website, with two offers received. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic, Charleston, S.C., is the contracting activity.

Canadian Commercial Corp., General Dynamics Land Systems - Canada, Ontario, Canada, is being awarded a $33,224,046 firm-fixed-price delivery order #0009 under previously awarded contract (M67854-07-D-5028) for the procurement of 27 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected RG-31 vehicles and associated engineering change proposal upgrades to include an independent suspension system. The major production and assembly work will be performed in South Africa. Major sub-assemblies will be purchased from companies in Fairfield, Ohio, Buffalo, N.Y., and Ogdensburg, N.Y. Work is expected to be completed no later than April 2011. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity.

General Electric Co., Aircraft Engines Business Group, Lynn, Mass., is being awarded a $28,202,039 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-06-C-0088) for the procurement of six F414-GE-400 engines; four F414-GE-400 engine fan modules; 14 F414-GE-400 engine high pressure combustion modules; and 5 F414-GE-400 combuster modules for the F/A-18E/F and EA-18G aircraft. Work will be performed in Lynn, Mass. (49 percent); Madisonville, Ky. (21 percent); Hooksett, N.H. (12 percent); Albuquerque, N.M. (7 percent); Rutland, Vt. (5 percent); Dayton, Ohio (2 percent); Wilmington, N.C. (2 percent); Evendale, Ohio (1 percent); and Bromont, Canada (1 percent). Work is expected to be completed in December 2011. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

Bowhead Manufacturing Co., LLC, Anchorage, Alaska, is being awarded $16,066,496 for firm-fixed-price delivery order #0022 under a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (M67854-05-D-5013) for fuel and water transfer pumps. Work will be performed in Port Arthur, Texas, and work is expected to be completed by November 2011. Contract funding will not expire during the current fiscal year. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity.

PKL Services, Inc.,* Poway, Calif., is being awarded a $15,643,153 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00421-09-C-0023) to exercise an option for selected organizational level maintenance, reset, for Marine Corps AH-1W, UH-1N, CH-53D/E, and CH-46E aircraft. Work will be performed in Camp Pendleton, Calif. (30 percent); New River, N.C. (25 percent); Iraq/Afghanistan (22 percent); Miramar, Calif. (18 percent); and Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii (5 percent), and is expected to be completed in February 2014. Contract funds in the amount of $15,643,153 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

Northrop Grumman Technical Services, Inc., Herndon, Va., is being awarded a $7,275,006 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price contract (N00421-08-C-0065) to exercise an option for approximately 94,135 hours of engineering and logistics services in support of E-2C, C-2 and E-2D, and applicable platforms located at the Air Test and Evaluation Squadron Two Zero (VX-20), Patuxent River, Md. Services to be provided include modification and preparation of the aircraft for test operations, correction of safety of flight discrepancies, quality control inspections, engineering investigations, and logistics and parts support. Work will be performed in Patuxent River, Md., and is expected to be completed in July 2011. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

Force Protection Industries, Inc., Ladson, S.C., is being awarded a $5,592,594 firm-fixed price modification under previously awarded contract (M67854-07-D-5031) delivery order #0016, for a five-month extension of 36 field service representatives to complete independent suspension system kit installation on the Cougar Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle fleet. All work will be performed in Bagram, Afghanistan, and is expected to be completed by June 30, 2011. Contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity.

Force Protection Industries, Inc., Ladson, S.C., is being awarded a $5,592,594 firm-fixed-price modification under previously awarded contract (M67854-07-D-5031) delivery order #0017, for a five-month extension of 36 field service representatives to complete independent suspension system kit installation on the Cougar Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle. All work will be performed in Kandahar, Afghanistan, and is expected to be completed by June 30, 2011. Contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity.

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Fort A.P. Hill Selects AtHoc IWSAlerts Network-Centric Mass Notification System for Force Protection, Public Safety and Personnel Accountability — Press Release

Fort A.P. Hill Selects AtHoc IWSAlerts Network-Centric Mass Notification System for Force Protection, Public Safety and Personnel Accountability

AtHoc Solution Will Provide Unified Emergency Notification Capability Across Entire Enterprise, Including Support for 45,000 Scouts, Leaders and Staff at this Year’s National Scout Jamboree

San Mateo, Calif. (July 28, 2010) AtHoc, Inc., the pioneer and leader in network-centric emergency mass notification systems, today announced that Fort A.P. Hill in Virginia will deploy its award-winning AtHoc IWSAlerts™ system to help alert personnel in an emergency such as extreme weather or man-made threat.

The AtHoc solution will help to leverage existing IP and telephony network services and will employ a centralized, Web-based architecture to deliver fast, reliable and secure emergency notifications to all personnel through multiple communications channels. These include alerts through the telephone, with text messaging, and with intrusive audio/visual pop-up alerts to personnel connected to the IP network via desktop, laptop and any other networked device.

The deployment of AtHoc IWSAlerts mass notification system will have a significant positive impact on the safety of both civilians and military personnel at Fort A.P. Hill. The fort has hosted the Boy Scouts of America National Jamboree every four years since 1981 and is hosting the 100th Anniversary of Scouting Jamboree this year. During this event, AtHoc IWSAlerts will be used to support the safety of approximately 45,000 Boy Scouts and leaders and 270,000-plus visitors, who are expected to attend the event this year.

“Our staff looks forward to using this system under the demand of the National Scout Jamboree to test its effectiveness for the garrison to manage emergency situations and improve our security posture,” said Lt. Col. Jack Haefner, Fort A.P. Hill garrison commander. “This results in our enhanced ability to communicate with garrison and tenant agencies regarding issues that affect our ability to execute our primary mission—to provide the best training and support anywhere.”

Alert responses from recipients will be captured and reported to emergency managers in real time to provide an enterprise personnel accountability picture of the safety and status of all personnel.

“AtHoc network-centric emergency notification enables the U.S. Army at Fort A.P. Hill to support its IMCOM (Installation Management Command) emergency mass notification initiatives with a pervasive system to communicate fast and efficiently to its communities,” stated (Ret.) Army Col. David Brown, director of Army operations for AtHoc. “AtHoc is helping to provide a safe and secure environment at Fort A.P. Hill, using the power and reach of computer networks and the Internet to deliver emergency alerting capabilities. With tens of thousands of Boy Scouts converging on the fort this month, AtHoc IWSAlerts will be used to help the fort immediately respond to any threats.”

AtHoc is the No. 1 provider of network-centric mass notification systems to the U.S. military and is currently deployed at 185 installations, protecting more than 1.5 million personnel worldwide. AtHoc specializes in enterprise deployments supporting entire geographically dispersed organizations – major commands, regions and services – from a private cloud application, hosted at internal Department of Defense data centers.

Fort A.P. Hill, a Regional Training Center located in Virginia, provides realistic joint and combined arms training support to America’s defense forces with nearly 76,000 acres, including a 27,000-acre live fire complex. It is the sixth largest military installation on the East Coast and is used year-round for military training of both active and reserve troops of the Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force, as well as other government agencies. These include the Departments of State and Interior; U.S. Customs Service; and federal, state and local security and law enforcement agencies.

About AtHoc

AtHoc is the pioneer and recognized leader in providing network-centric emergency mass notification systems to military, homeland security, government and commercial organizations. AtHoc’s products are used for physical security, force protection, personnel accountability, recall and regulatory compliance. Millions of end-users worldwide, in organizations such as the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, NASA, UCLA, Microsoft, Boeing and Raytheon rely on AtHoc’s unified notification systems for their emergency alerting and critical communication needs. AtHoc has partnered with market leaders including Microsoft, Cisco, Dell, Harris, Siemens, Northrop Grumman, MIR3, Lockheed Martin and others to bring these notification solutions to the public and commercial markets.

For more information on AtHoc, please visit http://www.athoc.com.

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Daylight Defense Selected to Develop Quantum Cascade Laser (QCL) Demonstrator Units for Emerging Directional Infrared Countermeasure Systems

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Daylight Defense, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Daylight Solutions, Inc., has been awarded a $5.7M contract from the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory to develop technology demonstrator units employing their quantum cascade laser (QCL) technology. These QCL systems will address emerging requirements for directional infrared countermeasure (IRCM) systems. Daylight Defense has extensive experience in designing and delivering military-hardened, multi-Watt, multi-wavelen

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Quallion LLC Announces Fastest Lithium-ion Battery on Earth for the Boeing X-51A WaveRider — Press Release

Quallion LLC Announces Fastest Lithium-ion Battery on Earth for the Boeing X-51A WaveRider

SYLMAR, Calif., July 27 /PRNewswire/ — On May 26, 2010, on its first flight attempt, the Boeing X-51A WaveRider successfully completed the longest supersonic combustion ramjet-powered flight in history travelling at a top speed of Mach 5 for nearly three and a half minutes.

For this demonstration, Quallion developed an advanced lithium-ion system to power various components within the unmanned vehicle. The program chose to use a rechargeable lithium-ion chemistry over the traditional silver-zinc and thermal battery solutions to reduce ground maintenance prior to launch, which would allow for testing of the system without the need to replace the battery. Quallion developed a high energy density and high discharge rate pouch cell, which served as the basis for three separate battery packs enclosed in one envelope on the vehicle. This cell design had to be robust enough to handle three different performance requirements while maintaining the program’s weight goals.

The lithium-ion cell was designed for high discharge power capabilities with high safety characteristics. “Being able to design the proper lithium-ion cell to meet the unique envelope, weight and performance requirements of the X-51A program was key to meeting the mission requirements and providing the X-51A power,” says CEO & CTO Dr. Hisashi Tsukamoto.

In addition, due to the unique environmental conditions of traveling in a vehicle capable of greater than Mach 5 speed, Quallion utilized its innovative battery packaging designs to reduce the overall loads and stress on the lithium-ion cells. “Quallion leveraged our experience of designing unique batteries for military and aerospace applications in order to enable the successful qualification of this battery design and performance in flight,” says the VP of Military/Aerospace Power, Vincent Visco.

About Quallion LLC – Quallion was founded in 1998 by biotechnology and aerospace entrepreneur Alfred E. Mann and lithium ion battery specialist Dr. Hisashi Tsukamoto. Quallion began as a medical device battery company and soon developed a range of novel enabling technologies, including the world’s smallest implantable secondary battery, as well as its proprietary Zero-Volt(TM) and SaFE-LYTE(TM) technologies. Quallion develops and manufactures state-of-the-art primary lithium and secondary lithium ion batteries for the military, aerospace, medical and automotive industries. Leveraging its core engineering capabilities, Quallion has expanded into the aerospace, military and automotive industries by focusing on niche applications where advanced battery technology, safety, reliability and custom engineering are most valued. Quallion’s services include designing, fabricating and manufacturing materials, cells and battery packs with a strong R&D focus on developing new battery chemistries.

Source: Quallion LLC

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Bodkin Design Helps to Launch New Product for Start-up Zoίray Technologies, Inc.

NEWTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bodkin Design & Engineering, LLC working with Boston University and Zoίray Technologies, Inc turns basic biochip research into a commercial product.

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Military Airlift: Rapid Reaction & Tanker Operations — Conference

Military Airlift: Rapid Reaction & Tanker Operations

SMi’s Military Airlift: Rapid Reaction & Tanker Operations conference will be held on 6-7 December 2010.

Following on from our sell-out events in Seville in 2008 and Frankfurt in 2009, the conference programme will expand on the theme of airlift and rapid reaction, addressing additional topics such as MRTT and tankers.

Bringing together senior policy and decision makers, Military Airlift: Rapid Reaction & Operations will examine key issues, including attempts to harmonise cross-border airlift operations and airlift delivery coordination. Join us for a special concurrent stream examining recent airlift operations in Haiti and Afghanistan.

Key topics include:

• Overviews of country-specific airlift capabilities
• Updates from NATO and EU airlift coordination agencies
• Case studies on the latest Humanitarian Airlift Operations
• Airlift Challenges in Afghanistan
• NATO and US Procurement Plans
• MRTT fleet replacement

Free site visit – Papa Air Base

On the morning of the 8th December delegates will have the opportunity to visit Papa Air Base, Hungary.

In November 2007 Papa was selected to host 3 NATO C-17 Globemaster III transport aircraft, now under the operational command of the newly established Heavy Airlift Wing (HAW). Papa Air Base is located close to the Northern edge of the Bakony Hills in Veszprem County, Hungary. Launched in 2009, the HAW is an integral part of the Strategic Airlift Consortium (SAC), created in September 2006 to serve the strategic airlift requirements of members, in addition to fulfilling a support role for a variety of NATO, EU and UN missions.

To Book

Visit Military Airlift 2010 online: www.smi-online.co.uk/militaryairlift1019.asp
Or contact Teri Arri on: +44 20 7827 6162 or [email protected]

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Northrop’s HART Allows Information Distribution to the Battlefield

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) awarded Northrop Grumman (NOC) a contract to continue further development of their Heterogeneous Airborne Reconnaissance Team (HART) system. The contract has a value of just over $46 million.

HART is a system installed on Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) platforms that allows the sending of video feed to a hand held device used by ground troops. The idea is that the troops can ask for either live or historical video and imagery of the local area to aid them in developing situational awareness and engaging the enemy.

The HART program is more then a system on an individual Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) but allows the control and linking of several platforms. These can be directed to collect data or provide the historical data.

This type of program continues to illustrate the advantages and force multiplier that UAV’s and data networks provide the U.S. military. The way HART is configured it speeds up the delivery of requested information by making it go directly from the collection system to the user. In the past while imagery could be collected by aircraft, UAV and other systems there was a period of time when it was analyzed, exploited and disseminated. A system like HART minimizes that time period.

As these kind of systems get more sophisticated, robust and available the amount of intelligence to aid combat operations at the pointy-tip of the spear is not only increased but the quality is much higher. This becomes a significant combat enhancement for the U.S. and its military.

Photo from Sugarmonster’s flickr photostream.

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Sabalcore’s High Performance Computing On-Demand Services Selected by Analytical Services, Inc. to Design Aerospike Nozzles for Next Generation Missile Interceptors — Press Release

Sabalcore’s High Performance Computing On-Demand Services Selected by Analytical Services, Inc. to Design Aerospike Nozzles for Next Generation Missile Interceptors

ORLANDO – Sabalcore, a provider of high performance computer (HPC) on-demand services, was selected by Analytical Services, Inc. (ASI), a U.S. Department of Defense Missile Defense Agency subcontractor, to design aerospike nozzles for future missile systems. Aerospike nozzles have a significant performance advantage over traditional bell nozzles. As enemies of the United States develop offensive weapons with more and more capability, future missile defense interceptors (like PAC-3, THAAD, etc.) will naturally be required to have more and more performance.

“Using Sabalcore’s HPC on-demand services, ASI was able to access our powerful Linux clusters designed to quickly run compute intensive applications, including ASI’s computational fluid dynamics (CFD) application, while at the same time cutting costs significantly.” said John D. Van Workum, president at Sabalcore Computing, Inc.

“CFD is critical to our design efforts, which means that we cannot complete that design without Sabalcore’s Linux cluster. We, like many small businesses, cannot afford the luxury of buying and maintaining our own.” said Joseph Sims, Ph.D. technical director at Analytical Services, Inc.

“Without the Sabalcore Linux clusters available to us, we could not hope to support our design efforts with CFD running on a serial computer (e.g., a desktop workstation). Comparing the cost of buying access to Sabalcore clusters to buying, maintaining and replacing our own cluster is overwhelmingly in favor of Sabalcore. They truly represent a huge cost savings to us and to our customers.” said Sims.

Sabalcore is a client company of the University of Central Florida’s Business Incubation Program in the Central Florida Research Park.

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About Analytical Services, Inc.:

For over 17 years, ASI has been helping government customers achieve program success. Bringing new ideas through innovative management and technical solutions, government customers are gaining the biggest advantage of all – improved bottom lines in the areas of operational efficiency, cost reductions, and more.

About the UCF Business Incubation Program:

Since its founding in 1999, the UCF Business Incubation Program has helped more than 140 emerging companies (including 90 current clients) create over $800 million in annual revenue and more than 1600 new jobs with an average salary of $59,000. With seven facilities across the Greater Orlando community, the Incubation Program is a collaboration in economic development between the University of Central Florida, Orange County, the City of Orlando, Seminole County, City of Sanford, the City of Winter Springs, Lake County, the City of Leesburg, Osceola County, The City of Kissimmee, the City of St. Cloud and the Florida High Tech Corridor Council. For more information, please visit www.incubator.ucf.edu.

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