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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
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
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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
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
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
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.
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
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
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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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.
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
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
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
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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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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Fort A.P. Hill Selects AtHoc IWSAlerts Network-Centric Mass Notification System for Force Protection, Public Safety and Personnel Accountability — Press Release
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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.
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.
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
Quallion LLC Announces Fastest Lithium-ion Battery on Earth for the Boeing X-51A WaveRider — Press Release
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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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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.
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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.
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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
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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
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.