Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Raytheon Awarded $36 Million for Kuwait Patriot Test Equipment

TEWKSBURY, Mass., June 29, 2009 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN - News) has received a $36.1 million Foreign Military Sales award from the U.S. Army to provide the State of Kuwait with Patriot Configuration-3 radar upgrade depot test equipment, training and related technical services.
This depot test equipment contract complements a June 2008 $148 million U.S. government order placed with Raytheon to upgrade Kuwait's Patriot system to Configuration-3.
"This depot equipment provides an imperative aspect for the State of Kuwait to maintain continuous Patriot system readiness," said Sanjay Kapoor, vice president for Patriot Programs at Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems (IDS). "These awards for the State of Kuwait are additional indications of the continued expansion of Patriot as the cornerstone of our international partners' integrated air and missile defense systems."
Work under this contract will be done at three Raytheon centers in Massachusetts - Raytheon IDS headquarters in Tewksbury, the Integrated Air Defense Center in Andover, and the Surveillance and Sensors Center in Sudbury - as well as at the Seapower Capability Center, Portsmouth, R.I.
Raytheon IDS is the prime contractor for both domestic and international Patriot Air and Missile Defense Systems and systems integrator for Patriot Advanced Capability-3 missiles.
Integrated Defense Systems is Raytheon's leader in Global Capabilities Integration providing affordable, integrated solutions to a broad international and domestic customer base, including the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, the U.S. Armed Forces and the Department of Homeland Security.
Raytheon Company, with 2008 sales of $23.2 billion, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 87 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 73,000 people worldwide.
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N2Power Announces DC-DC Power Supplies

14 Models for the OEM Market
N2Power, a Qualstar Company (NASDAQ:QBAK - News), today June 29 announced its first DC-DC power supplies. The XL125 DC-DC and XL160 DC-DC families are specifically designed for OEM applications where very small size, high efficiency and reliability are critical. These new DC-DC power supplies complement the AC versions of the same families that are particularly popular with telecom systems manufacturers.
90% power efficiency is achieved utilizing N2Power's unique "green" packaging technology. The XL125 DC-DC and XL160 DC-DC families deliver more power in less space, while reducing wasted input power and lowering cooling requirements. These unique designs leave the heat in the load, not in the power supply, reducing power consumption, improving reliability and lowering cost of ownership.
"Our OEM customers requested DC input versions of our successful AC designs," said Randy Johnson, N2Power Business Unit Manager. "They want to extend the benefits they have gained buying our AC power supplies to their DC requirements."
The new XL125 DC-DC and XL160 DC-DC families offer designers an extensive range of capabilities. Fourteen dual-output and tri-output models deliver options from 3.3 volts to 48 volts. N2Power supplies meet a full range of international agency requirements, including RoHS, UL, CE Mark and FCC Class B.
N2Power's products are sold worldwide through its network of representatives and distributors. Sample units are available. Call 805-583-7744 or visit for further information.
About Qualstar Corporation
Qualstar manufactures automated tape libraries and power supplies. Its products are known throughout the world for energy efficiency and rugged, Simply Reliable designs yielding years of trouble-free operation. Qualstar tape libraries are sold, installed and supported worldwide to backup, archive and protect data from incidental and catastrophic loss. Its N2Power brand switching power supplies are sold worldwide to OEM manufacturers who require both industry-leading high power efficiency and very small size for their products. Qualstar Corporation is publicly traded on the NASDAQ National Market under the symbol QBAK. More information is available by phone at 805-583-7744.
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N2Power Announces the XL260-2 ATX Quad-Output AC-DC Power Supply

Only 1.3" High, Ideal for OEM Systems Designs
On Monday June 29, 2009, 8:05 am EDT
N2Power, a Qualstar Company (NASDAQ:QBAK - News), today announced the XL260-2 ATX, the first model in its planned family of ATX compatible AC-DC switching power supplies. Delivering one 24V, two 12V and 5V outputs, the XL260-2 ATX supply is designed to replace oversized and inefficient ATX-format supplies used in OEM applications where very small size, high efficiency and reliability are critical. Leveraging N2Power's unique "green" packaging technology, the XL260-2 ATX delivers more power in less space, while reducing wasted input power and lowering cooling requirements. This unique design leaves the heat in the load, not in the power supply, reducing power consumption, improving reliability and lowering cost of ownership.
The XL260-2 ATX power supply is expressly designed for OEM applications such as gaming, embedded systems and networking systems. The XL260-2 ATX delivers 260 watts of output power from just 15.9 square inches of system design real estate. Very low profile packaging yields more than 12.5 watts per cubic inch power density in less than 1U, making the system designer's job much easier.
"OEMs have requested a state-of-the-art replacement for outdated ATX power supplies that provides both high efficiency and much higher power density," said Randy Johnson, N2Power Business Unit Manager. "The XL260-2 ATX exceeds both requirements, and its small footprint means easy integration into their legacy designs."
The XL260-2 ATX incorporates the same industry leading features as N2Power's widely regarded XL125, XL160, XL275 and new XL375 power supply families, including active power factor correction for reduced input power, inrush current limiting and remote on-off. N2Power supplies meet a full range of international agency requirements, including RoHS, UL, CE Mark and FCC Class B.
N2Power's power supplies are sold worldwide through its network of representatives and distributors. Sample units are available. Call 805-583-7744 or visit http://us.lrd.yahoo.com/_ylt=Au5v_I9xGWQC53X4I0FuR1Stcq9_/SIG=10smu9lu2/**http://www.n2power.com/ for further information.
About Qualstar Corporation
Qualstar manufactures automated tape libraries and power supplies. Its products are known throughout the world for energy efficiency and rugged, Simply Reliable designs yielding years of trouble-free operation. Qualstar tape libraries are sold, installed and supported worldwide to backup, archive and protect data from incidental and catastrophic loss. Its N2Power brand switching power supplies are sold worldwide to OEM manufacturers who require both industry-leading high power efficiency and very small size for their products. Qualstar Corporation is publicly traded on the NASDAQ National Market under the symbol QBAK. More information is available at http://us.lrd.yahoo.com/_ylt=Au6J9h5.EqRF4ZsToirGe7ytcq9_/SIG=10t66odfq/**http://www.qualstar.com/, http://us.lrd.yahoo.com/_ylt=ArnqKR5hE5hmiyCV2_cJWNqtcq9_/SIG=10smu9lu2/**http://www.n2power.com/ or by phone at 805-583-7744.
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Raytheon-Led Team Wins NASA Award for NextGen Research

WASHINGTON, June 29, 2009 /PRNewswire/ -- NASA has selected a team led by Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN - News) to develop enhancements to the system-wide modeling and simulation capability in the Airspace Concepts Evaluation System, or ACES.
The plug and play models will help NASA, the Federal Aviation Administration and other researchers better understand the tools and concepts needed to support the impacts of NextGen on the National Airspace System. Simulations will increase efficiency by evaluating and analyzing new concepts for future air traffic management operations.
"Raytheon innovation is propelling industry efforts to deliver the NextGen solutions that modernize and transform the National Air Space," said Andy Zogg, vice president of Raytheon Network Centric Systems Command and Control Systems. "Our partnership with NASA will lead to transformational results that accelerate the benefits of increased safety and maximized airspace capacity."
ACES is NASA's real-time computer simulation tool that analyzes local, regional and nationwide factors that contribute to the dynamics of aircraft operations from gate departures and flight paths to landings and gate arrivals. The result is a flexible environment for researchers to identify and test new NextGen air traffic management concepts.
The total contract value of this competitively bid, cost-plus-fixed-fee award is $29.1 million.
The Raytheon team includes Intelligent Automation Inc., Sensis Corporation, Mosaic ATM, Aerospace Computing Inc. and PDA Associates.
Raytheon Company, with 2008 sales of $23.2 billion, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 87 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 73,000 people worldwide.
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The Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) is the Federal Aviation Administration's plan to modernize the National Airspace System (NAS) through 2025. Through NextGen, the FAA is addressing the impact of air traffic growth by increasing NAS capacity and efficiency while simultaneously improving safety, reducing environmental impacts, and increasing user access to the NAS. To achieve its NextGen goals, the FAA is implementing new Performance-Based Navigation routes and procedures that leverage emerging technologies and aircraft navigation capabilities.
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L-3 Receives $375 Million Contract In Support of U.S. Air Forces Europe

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL - News) announced today that its MPRI division has been awarded a follow-on contract by the U.S. Air Forces Europe (USAFE). This five-year IDIQ contract consists of a base year plus four option years, with a total contract potential of $375 million.
Under this contract, L-3 will provide the USAFE with a variety of advisory and assistance services (A&AS), including engineering and technical services; management and professional support; and studies, analysis and evaluation services to maintain and enhance government owned computer software and provide intelligence analysis support. These activities will be provided to the headquarters of the European Command and its subordinate commands throughout Europe.
Jim Jackson, senior vice president of MPRI’s International Group, noted that the company’s outstanding performance on the current USAFE A&AS contract resulted in this follow-on award. "After a 5-year incumbency, we look forward to L-3’s continued participation in supporting our military customers in the European theater,” he added.
L-3 has received its first two task orders under this contract, valued at $14.4 million, to provide A&AS services to the Joint Intelligence Operations Center-Europe Analytic Center (JAC) in the United Kingdom and at the Warrior Preparation Center (WPC) in Germany.
MPRI, headquartered in Alexandria, Va., has more than 4,000 employees worldwide. To learn more about MPRI, please visit the company’s Web site at www.mpri.com.
Headquartered in New York City, L-3 Communications employs approximately 65,000 people worldwide and is a prime contractor in aircraft modernization and maintenance, C3ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) systems and government services. L-3 is also a leading provider of high technology products, subsystems and systems. The company reported 2008 sales of $14.9 billion.
To learn more about L-3, please visit the company's Web site at www.L-3com.com. L-3 uses its Web site as a channel of distribution of material company information. Financial and other material information regarding L-3 is routinely posted on the company’s Web site and is readily accessible.
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Metal Storm 3GL Assault Rifle Firing Video Released

Metal Storm Limited (ASX:MST - News) (Pinksheets:MTSXY - News).
On 25th June 2009 Metal Storm released a CEO Bulletin to Shareholders, which included an announcement that the Company had completed a series of shoulder fire trials of its 3GL three shot grenade launcher integrated to an infantry assault weapon.
The Company is pleased to report that a video showing highlights of this firing event has now been posted on the Company website.
To view the video please visit: http://www.metalstorm.com/release/3GL-Assault-Weapon-Integration.html
To view the CEO Bulletin please visit: http://www.metalstorm.com/ceobulletin/
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Metal Storm's Australian Stock Exchange trading code: MST
Metal Storm's OTC Symbol: MTSXY
About Metal Storm
Metal Storm Limited is a multi-national defence technology company engaged in the development of electronically initiated ballistics systems using its unique "stacked projectile" technology. The company is headquartered in Brisbane, Australia and incorporated in Australia. Metal Storm Limited technology and products are represented in the USA by Metal Storm Inc., which has offices in Arlington, Virginia.
Metal Storm is working with government agencies and departments, as well as industry, to develop a variety of systems utilising the Metal Storm non-mechanical, electronically fired stacked ammunition system. Metal Storm's weapon technology uses computer-controlled electronic ignition and a system of stacked projectiles, to achieve a completely non-mechanical gun that is very lightweight and compact, providing a very high firepower to weight ratio. The Metal Storm weapons system utilizes multiple barrels mounted together on one platform which allows varying munitions types to be deployed in a single, low cost, lightweight weapon system. Firing the weapons by electronic ignition requires no moving parts, allowing reliable long term unattended weapon operation.
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CAE annual report filed and available for download on cae.com

(TSX:CAE - News)(NYSE:CGT - News) CAE's Annual Report for the year ended March 31, 2009, along with its 2009 Annual Information Form, have been filed with the Canadian Securities Administrators and are available on our website (www.cae.com), on SEDAR (www.sedar.com) and a free copy is available to shareholders upon request to CAE. They have also been filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission under Form 40-F and are available on its website (www.sec.gov).
About CAE
CAE is a world leader in providing simulation and modelling technologies and integrated training solutions for the civil aviation industry and defence forces around the globe. With annual revenues exceeding C$1.6 billion, CAE employs more than 6,500 people at more than 75 sites and training locations in 20 countries. We have the largest installed base of civil and military full-flight simulators and training devices. Through our global network of 29 civil aviation and military training centres, we train more than 75,000 crewmembers yearly. We also offer modelling and simulation software to various market segments and, through CAE's professional services division, we assist customers with a wide range of simulation-based needs. www.cae.com
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Britain says aircraft carrier project to go ahead

LONDON, June 29 (Reuters) - Partners in a consortium to build Britain's biggest-ever warships on Monday played down reports that cost overruns could threaten the project.
The BBC reported the cost of building the two new aircraft carriers is now expected to rise to about 5 billion pounds ($8 billion) from 3.9 billion and hundreds of jobs could be lost in a bid to keep costs down, citing an internal Ministry of Defence memo.
BAE Systems (BAES.L), VT Group (VTG.L), Babcock International (BAB.L) and Thales (TCFP.PA) are in the consortium involved in the project, which has been delayed by up to two years to counter rising equipment bills. [ID:nLB736200]
Defence Equipment Minister Quentin Davies said on Monday the programme would go ahead.
"There is no question about that at all. We are going to deliver on the carrier programme," he said on BBC News.
The MoD said in a statement it was currently re-costing the programme with an initial estimate to be published next month.
"The MoD took the decision to delay the two future aircraft carriers in December 2008. We acknowledged at the time that there would be a cost increase as a result," a representative said.
BAE, VT and Babcock all said the cost overruns were expected when the government took the decision to delay the programme.
"It was always clear that this change to the delivery of the ships, announced in March, would lead to an overall increase in costs," a BAE spokesman said.
Babcock added the decision, while resulting in the project costing more overall, would reduce government spend over the next four years.
BVT Systems, the shipbuilding joint venture formed between BAE and VT, said the programme was progressing well, with first steel due to be cut next week.
The Babcock spokesman added that the partners in the project continued to work closely with the MoD and were fully committed to achieving the lowest possible cost outturn for the project.
No-one at Thales was immediately available to comment. (Reporting by Victoria Bryan, editing by Matthew Lewis)

Aerojet Propulsion Supports Delta IV and GOES-O Launch

SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY - News) company, played a key role in Saturday's successful launch of United Launch Alliance's (ULA) Delta IV rocket from Cape Canaveral, Fla., carrying the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite O, or GOES-O, for NASA and NOAA. Aerojet provided reaction control thrusters for the Delta IV upper stage, as well as bipropellant chemical propulsion for the satellite.
Twelve Aerojet monopropellant (hydrazine) thrusters on the Delta IV upper stage provided roll, pitch and yaw control as well as settling burns for the upper stage main engine. Aerojet also provided the Boeing GOES-O spacecraft with a 100 lbf bipropellant apogee engine which will be used for circularizing the spacecraft's orbit.
"Aerojet is proud to support the GOES-O satellite in its weather monitoring and prediction mission," said John Whaley, Aerojet's executive director of Redmond Operations. "By successfully guiding the satellite to orbit, Aerojet has helped improve the accuracy of our weather predictions."
Aerojet's Redmond, Wash. team manufactured the reaction control thrusters for ULA, and the apogee engine was designed, produced and tested under contract to The Boeing Company.
Aerojet is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader principally serving the missile and space propulsion, defense and armaments markets. GenCorp is a leading technology-based manufacturer of aerospace and defense products and systems with a real estate segment that includes activities related to the entitlement, sale, and leasing of the company's excess real estate assets. Additional information about Aerojet and GenCorp can be obtained by visiting the companies' Web sites at http://www.Aerojet.com and http://www.GenCorp.com.

Bombardier Sells Two Q400 NextGen Airliners to Porter

Toronto airline reaches 20 firm orders for Bombardier Q400 aircraft
Bombardier Aerospace announced today that Porter Airlines of Toronto has placed a firm order for two Q400 NextGen turboprop airliners. The transaction represents the conversion of the last two options of 10 Q400 aircraft which were announced in 2006. Add the airline's original firm order for 10 Q400 aircraft, and today's transaction brings to 20 the number of firm orders placed by Porter.
Based on the list price for the Q400 aircraft, the order announced today is valued at approximately $54 million US.
Porter Airlines began operations from Toronto City Centre Airport on October 23, 2006, serving Ottawa with 10 daily flights. It has since added Montreal, Halifax, Quebec City, New York/Newark, Chicago/Midway and Thunder Bay to its route network, as well as a seasonal service to Mont Tremblant, Quebec. Porter just announced a new service to Boston beginning Sept. 14, and additional frequencies to Montreal and Ottawa.
"We felt from day one that the Bombardier Q400 turboprop was the ideal aircraft for the kind of service we envisaged from our Toronto City Centre Airport base of operations," said Robert Deluce, President and Chief Executive Officer, Porter Airlines. "The order for two Q400 NextGen aircraft announced today represents our continuing commitment to the aircraft."
"Porter Airlines' use of the Q400 aircraft precisely matches the operations for which it was designed," said Gary R. Scott, President, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. "It has the operating economics, speed and passenger comfort for high-frequency, short- to medium-haul inter-city operations."
The order announced today increases firm orders for Q400/Q400 NextGen aircraft to 357 aircraft, with 245 delivered as of April 30, 2009.
About Bombardier
A world-leading manufacturer of innovative transportation solutions, from commercial aircraft and business jets to rail transportation equipment, systems and services, Bombardier Inc. is a global corporation headquartered in Canada. Its revenues for the fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2009, were $19.7 billion US, and its shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD). Bombardier is listed as an index component to the Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America indexes. News and information are available at www.bombardier.com.
Bombardier, NextGen and Q400 are trademarks of Bombardier Inc. or its subsidiaries.
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Bombardier* Selects Goodrich Next Generation SmartProbe Air Data System for Learjet 85* aircraft

Latest SmartProbe™ system, a first for Learjet* aircraft, is expected to generate more than $75 million in revenue
On Monday June 29, 2009, 3:59 pm EDT
Goodrich corp.
CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Goodrich Corporation (NYSE: GR - News) has been selected by Bombardier to provide its next generation SmartProbe™ air data system for the Learjet 85 midsize business jet. The selection marks the first application of Goodrich’s SmartProbe air data system on a Learjet aircraft. Work will be performed by Goodrich’s Sensors and Integrated Systems team in Burnsville, Minn.
The next generation SmartProbe system provides all critical air data parameters - including stall protection - to the aircraft’s flight control, pilot display and other systems. SmartProbe air data sensing technology integrates multi-function sensing probes, pressure sensors and air data computer processing. Elimination of pneumatic lines reduces system cost, weight and complexity. Full integration improves system reliability, maintainability and performance. The flexibility and versatility of the next generation SmartProbe system makes it suitable for traditional to fully fly-by-wire flight control applications.
“Selection of our SmartProbe system, a first at Learjet, broadens our business opportunities with Bombardier and strengthens our market leadership in air data systems for next generation aircraft,” said Jan Mathiesen, vice president, Goodrich Sensors and Integrated Systems. “The system brings outstanding value and performance to the Learjet 85 as this exciting new platform joins a long list of successful aircraft using SmartProbe technology.”
The new Learjet 85 aircraft will be the first Bombardier business jet to feature an all-composite structure, allowing Learjet designers to maximize cabin comfort while minimizing drag and improving performance. Designed to provide a larger, more comfortable cabin than any existing midsize aircraft, the Learjet 85 jet will offer eight passengers a stand-up cabin built to ensure superior productivity and comfort. Entry into service is on schedule for 2013.
Goodrich Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, is a global supplier of systems and services to aerospace, defense and homeland security markets. With one of the most strategically diversified portfolios of products in the industry, Goodrich serves a global customer base with significant worldwide manufacturing and service facilities. For more information, visit http://www.goodrich.com.
*Learjet, Learjet 85 and Bombardier are either registered or unregistered trademarks of Bombardier Inc. or its subsidiaries
Goodrich Corporation operates through its divisions and as a parent company for its subsidiaries, one or more of which may be referred to as "Goodrich Corporation" in this press release.
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Important factors that could cause actual results to differ include, but are not limited to: demand for and market acceptance of the aircraft; the actual amount of product purchased under the contracts; potential cancellation of orders by customers; extension of contracts with the company relating to the aircraft beyond the initial contract period; and global demand for the aircraft’s spare parts and aftermarket services. Further information regarding the factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from projected results can be found in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including in the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2008 and the company's quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2009.
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Northrop Grumman Demonstrates Rocket Engine Technology That Could Enable Return of U.S. Astronauts to Moon

REDONDO BEACH, Calif., June 29, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC - News) has demonstrated rocket engine technology that may enable the return of American astronauts to the moon.
Working with NASA on the TR202 lunar descent engine, the company has successfully demonstrated stable combustion over a broad throttling range, utilizing high-performance pintle injector technology. The ability to throttle thrust level over a wide range is critical to providing a soft, precision lunar landing with hazard avoidance capability.
Northrop Grumman's heritage pintle injector technology was most notably used on the original Lunar Module Descent Engine, performing flawlessly on each Apollo descent to the moon's surface. Since then, the company has evolved the technology for multiple applications, and is currently working with NASA to develop the throttling pintle injector technology as a candidate propulsion option for the Altair lunar lander.
Altair is the vehicle that NASA's Constellation program will develop to put humans on the moon. Northrop Grumman is supporting NASA on several elements of the Constellation program, including the Altair vehicle conceptual design.
The significant technical objective of achieving combustion stability over a 10:1 throttle range while using liquid oxygen and gaseous hydrogen propellants was successfully achieved early in the test program. Stable performance was demonstrated at 9,000, 6,750, 2,250 and 900 pounds force (lbf) thrust levels and an oxidizer-to-fuel mixture ratio of 6.0.
"Migrating our pintle engine technology from storable propellants utilized on Apollo to higher performance cryogenic propellants needed for Altair is a substantial achievement," said Tom Romesser, vice president and chief technology officer for Northrop Grumman's Aerospace Systems sector.
The TR202 program is funded by NASA's Propulsion and Cryogenic Advanced Development Project within the Exploration Technology Development Program.
"The pintle injector is ideal for descent engine applications," said Annik Majamaki, Northrop Grumman program manager. "The TR202 team has worked hard to get to the test stand, and now we have the opportunity to demonstrate the full capability of this injector."
"Employing this technology for the descent engine opens the mission trade space, enables the most efficient use of propellants during maneuvers and simplifies overall mission propellant management," she noted. "The inherent combustion stability demonstrated again by the pintle injector also simplifies the overall engine design -- eliminating the need for complicated stability enhancement mechanisms required by other injector configurations."
Testing the throttling injector has been a collaborative effort, teaming Northrop Grumman and Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) propulsion engineers who performed testing at MSFC's sea-level test facility. Pintle injector testing is continuing with the goal of fully characterizing and optimizing the injector for performance and combustion chamber heat transfer over a range of propellant mixture ratios. This data will be valuable in scaling the engine technology to the thrust level and overall spacecraft operational design to reduce risk for development of a cryogenic deep throttling engine.
Northrop Grumman Corporation is a leading global security company whose 120,000 employees provide innovative systems, products, and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, shipbuilding and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide.
Contact:
Bob Bishop
Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems
310.812.5227
Cell: 310.251.0261
bob.j.bishop@ngc.com

ITT Provides Main Sensors for GOES-O Weather Satellite

ROCHESTER, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ITT Corporation (NYSE:ITT - News) announced today that its latest weather sensors have successfully launched into space. Designed and built by ITT’s Space Systems business, the imager and sounder instruments were launched on June 26, 2009 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida aboard the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-O (GOES-O). These core instruments provide crucial data to the National Weather Service for severe weather forecasting. Images from ITT’s weather satellite instruments are seen on U.S. television newscasts every day, and are essential for tracking and forecasting hurricanes and other severe weather.
Built for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), ITT’s imager and sounder are the primary payload instruments that reside on the current generation of GOES.
“We are extremely proud to have our second generation and seventh overall imager and sounder instrument sets in space and look forward to seeing them operational in orbit,” said Rob Mitrevski, vice president and director of commercial and space sciences for ITT’s Space Systems business.
GOES-O is the second of three in the current series of geostationary weather and environmental satellites. GOES satellites provide a constant vigil from geostationary orbit protecting lives and property by sensing the atmospheric “triggers” for severe weather conditions such as tornadoes, flash floods, hail storms and hurricanes.
The ITT-built GOES imager and sounder instruments provide images and data about atmospheric temperature, moisture levels, surface and cloud top temperatures and many other critical meteorological measurements that will be used to improve short-term weather forecasts.
Next Generation Prototype Successfully Integrated
ITT also recently announced the successful integration of the next generation prototype model for NOAA’s upcoming geostationary satellite series. The Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) will provide significant technological improvements to current instruments. ABI will monitor and measure atmospheric conditions with three times more information than currently measured and will provide twice the clarity of images down to 0.5 kilometers.
ABI can also make severe weather data and images available to weather forecasters every 30 seconds rather than the current rate of every 7.5 minutes, and can provide full earth disc images in five minutes rather than the current rate of 30 minutes. Also, for the first time, NOAA will be able to zoom in to track a specific storm while still collecting data and images from across the country. Together, these advancements will provide more accurate and localized forecasts, thereby improving predictions of a storm’s development, path, and intensity, saving lives in the process.
ABI will also be useful in studying and monitoring climate change. Datasets from ABI on sea-surface temperature, cloud coverage and solar radiance, and ABI’s ability to help calibrate and validate other climate instruments will be another significant tool for scientists.
ITT’s Space Systems business has a long heritage of developing space borne meteorological instruments dating back to 1960, including the low-earth orbiting Television Infrared Observation Satellite (TIROS) program, Polar Operational Environmental Satellites (POES) Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) instruments, High Resolution Infrared Radiation Sounder (HIRS) instruments, GOES I through M series of imager and sounder instruments, and the next generation Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) for the GOES-R meteorological satellites, scheduled to launch in 2015.
ITT provides innovative remote sensing and navigation solutions to customers in the Department of Defense, NASA, NOAA National Weather Service, intelligence, space science and commercial aerospace to help them visualize and understand critical events happening on Earth, in the air, or in space in time to take effective action. Leveraging comprehensive capabilities, ITT's solutions span from image and data collection through processing and dissemination. Key applications include intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; high-resolution commercial imaging; space science; climate and environmental monitoring; GPS navigation; image and data processing and dissemination; and space control and missile defense. www.ssd.itt.com
About ITT Corporation
ITT Corporation is a high-technology engineering and manufacturing company operating on all seven continents in three vital markets: water and fluids management, global defense and security, and motion and flow control. With a heritage of innovation, ITT partners with its customers to deliver extraordinary solutions that create more livable environments, provide protection and safety and connect our world. Headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., the company generated 2008 sales of $11.7 billion. www.itt.com
Contact:
ITT CorporationMedia:
David Albritton,
703-790-6320
david.albritton@itt.com

NJVC Receives ISO 9001:2008 Certification

VIENNA, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NJVC, LLC, one of the largest information technology solutions providers supporting the United States Department of Defense (DoD), has achieved its International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2008 certification for Media Generation capabilities, which include printing, finishing and media duplication.
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“We are extremely pleased with this milestone achievement,” said NJVC President and General Manager Jody Tedesco. “The NJVC Quality Office has made it a priority to implement the processes and procedures that continue to take all of our teams to the highest level. This certification honors their efforts and shows that our company has a quality system in place that can serve our existing and future customers.”
With this certification, NJVC has demonstrated that it is aligned with the Quality Management Systems of both current and future clients. While NJVC will continue to provide outstanding products and services to its current clients, the certification will provide NJVC with an opportunity to expand its offerings and explore additional business opportunities in new markets.
The ISO 9001:2008 certification signifies that NJVC has achieved specific requirements for a quality management system based on industry best practices. These requirements include the ability to consistently provide a product that meets customer and applicable statutory and regulatory expectations and that aims to enhance customer satisfaction through the effective application of the system. NJVC’s Media Generation capabilities were certified in approximately eight months, about six to 12 months faster than industry standards.
“A critical step in the certification process was having the right people to drive the organization to success,” said Gary Lackey, chief of Media Generation at NJVC. “It was through our exceptional team and its strong commitment to this milestone that we were able to achieve this certification in just eight months.”
In October, NJVC was approved by the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) schedule to offer the DoD and other government organizations high-quality printing and media duplication services.
About NJVC, LLC
NJVC is one of the largest information technology (IT) solutions providers supporting the United States Department of Defense. The company provides quality IT solutions to the federal government and specializes in supporting intelligence, defense and geospatial organizations, including its largest customer, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). NJVC has more than 1,000 employees located in three primary offices in Vienna, Va.; Arnold, Mo.; and St. Louis, Mo. NJVC also provides distributed technical services to the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Intelligence Community around the globe. For more information, please visit www.njvc.com.
Contact:
Focused Image (for NJVC)
Shannon Joyce,
703-739-8803
sjoyce@focusedimage.com

TEXT-Magal awarded $8.5 million in contracts

YAHUD, Israel, June 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Magal Security Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ GMS: MAGS, TASE: MAGS) announced today that during May 2009, it was awarded a total of approximately $8.5 million in purchase orders to protect two airports and several nuclear power stations in South East Asia, to reconstruct a border in Israel and to extend an existing airport project in Eastern Europe.
Most of the orders are expected to be completed during 2009. The first turnkey project is the extension of an airport Perimeter Intrusion Detection System (PIDS) in Eastern Europe for $1.6 million and it includes infrastructure, a Taut Wire barrier as well as Command and Control System. The second project is the reconstruction of a border protection solution in Israel for $4.6 million.
The third order is for various nuclear power station sites in South East Asia, and will incorporate a Volumetric Intrusion Detection System for $1.3 million. The fourth order is for the protection of two airports in South East Asia, which will incorporate a variety of intrusion detection solutions including Taut Wire and Vibration Sensors for $1.0 million.
Yoav Stern, Acting President & CEO, commented: "Magal is in the midst of a transition. While we still believe there are some challenging times ahead, these latest additions to our backlog of signed orders and contracts, is actually making it one of the largest in our company's history. This represents a ray of optimism and confidence that an improvement is to be expected in the not too distant future."

CACI Awarded $30 Million Contract to Support U.S. Army Ammunition Management System

Award Continues Company's Modernization of Munitions Management
ARLINGTON, Va., June 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CACI International Inc (NYSE: CACI - News) announced today that it has been awarded a five-year prime contract, valued at $30 million if all options are exercised, to support the Total Ammunition Management Information System (TAMIS) for Headquarters, Department of the Army. Awarded through the Information Technology Enterprise Solutions-2 Services (ITES-2S) contract vehicle, the contract includes one base year and four option years. CACI will provide program management and technical services in support of munitions management modernization efforts for both the Army and U.S. Marine Corps. The award continues CACI's work with this Army client and supports the company's core systems integration business.
By delivering enhanced ammunition management capabilities and the integration of applications into a central system built on a Services-Oriented Architecture, the web-based TAMIS will deliver new efficiencies in developing training and operational requirements and managing weapons training programs. The enhanced system will include capabilities for managing more than $16 billion in both training and war-time munitions.
CACI's team will provide program management and a full range of systems integration services to TAMIS and its 7000+ users. The work includes engineering and consolidating existing capabilities, extending TAMIS with new capabilities and reporting mechanisms, delivering user training and help desk support for the system, and providing ongoing software maintenance and development. CACI will also expand enterprise-wide business intelligence components, interfacing with other current and future Defense Department systems.
CACI has a strong legacy of support for stand-alone Army ammunition systems and the Department of the Army, offering the benefits of in-depth experience and proven technical solutions in the TAMIS environment. The company also provides high-quality software development services certified at Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Maturity Level 3 of the Software Engineering Institute. This functional and technical expertise assures the Army of effective systems and software support, delivered on time, and within budget.
According to Bill Fairl, CACI's President of U.S. Operations, "We are pleased that this work for the Total Ammunition Management Information System enables us to continue our support for this important Army client. It reinforces our work with the Armed Forces munitions community across the Department of Defense."
CACI President and CEO Paul Cofoni said, "This new contract for our ongoing work with the Army is a highly valued addition to the broad array of support CACI provides across the service's entire global enterprise. The critical effort involved is a key component in supplying warfighters with the tools they need to counter the threat of terrorism."
CACI International Inc provides the professional services and IT solutions needed to prevail in today's defense, intelligence, homeland security, and federal civilian government arenas. We deliver enterprise IT and network services; data, information, and knowledge management services; business system solutions; logistics and material readiness; C4ISR integration services; cyber security, information assurance, and information operations; integrated security and intelligence solutions; and program management and SETA support services. CACI services and solutions help our federal clients provide for national security, improve communications and collaboration, secure the integrity of information systems and networks, enhance data collection and analysis, and increase efficiency and mission effectiveness. We add value to our clients' operations, increase their skills and capabilities, and enhance their missions. CACI is a member of the Fortune 1000 Largest Companies and the Russell 2000 index. CACI provides dynamic careers for approximately 12,400 employees working in over 120 offices in the U.S. and Europe. CACI is the IT provider for a networked world. Visit CACI on the web at www.caci.com and www.asymmetricthreat.net.
There are statements made herein which do not address historical facts, and therefore could be interpreted to be forward-looking statements as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements are subject to factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from anticipated results. The factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated include, but are not limited to, the following: regional and national economic conditions in the United States and the United Kingdom, including conditions that result from a prolonged recession; terrorist activities or war; changes in interest rates; currency fluctuations; significant fluctuations in the equity markets; failure to achieve contract awards in connection with recompetes for present business and/or competition for new business; the risks and uncertainties associated with client interest in and purchases of new products and/or services; continued funding of U.S. government or other public sector projects, based on a change in spending patterns, or in the event of a priority need for funds, such as homeland security, the war on terrorism; or rebuilding Iraq; or an economic stimulus package; government contract procurement (such as bid protest, small business set asides, loss of work due to organizational conflicts of interest, etc.) and termination risks; the results of government investigations into allegations of improper actions related to the provision of services in support of U.S. military operations in Iraq; the results of government audit and reviews conducted by the Defense Contract Audit Agency or other governmental entities with cognizant oversight; individual business decisions of our clients; paradigm shifts in technology; competitive factors such as pricing pressures and/or competition to hire and retain employees (particularly those with security clearances); market speculation regarding out continued independence; material changes in laws or regulations applicable to our businesses, particularly in connection with (i) government contracts for services, (ii) outsourcing of activities that have been performed by the government, (iii) competition for task orders under Government Wide Acquisition Contracts ("GWACs") and/or schedule contracts with the General Services Administration; and (iv) accounting for convertible debt instruments; our own ability to achieve the objectives of near term or long range business plans; and other risks described in the company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings.
Corporate Communications and Media:
Jody Brown, Executive Vice President, Public Relations
(703) 841-7801, jbrown@caci.com
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(866) 606-3471, mddragics@caci.com

Arotech Receives $10 Million David Order

Arotech Backlog Now at $42 Million
Arotech Corporation (NASDAQ:ARTX - News) announced today June 29, that its Armor Division has received a new order valued at $10 million for its David Light Armored Vehicle. This order includes an option on the part of the purchaser for a similar number of additional vehicles, and was received three weeks after the Company announced a separate $2 million order for Davids. With these orders, Arotech's backlog stands at $42 million.
The David is a lightweight armored vehicle based on a Land Rover heavy duty Defender platform. The David has been selected by the Israel Defense Forces as its standard armored reconnaissance and patrol vehicle, and is operating hundreds of them already.
The David has been involved in numerous terror attacks, withstanding assault weapons and various explosive devices, saving the lives of its occupants.
"This is another major order for MDT," said Robert Ehrlich, Arotech's Chairman and CEO. "The David has proven itself both in battlefield operations and as a strong product line for the Armor Group."
About Arotech's Armor Division
Arotech's Armor Division is an innovative leader in lightweight armoring for vehicles, aircraft and their operators. The Armor Division has years of battlefield and commercial protection experience and has provided life saving protection under the most extreme conditions.
Arotech's Armor Division consists of MDT Armor Corporation (www.mdt-armor.com), M.D.T. Protective Industries, Ltd. (www.mdtisrael.com), and Armour of America (www.armourofamerica.com).
About Arotech Corporation
Arotech Corporation is a leading provider of quality defense and security products for the military, law enforcement and homeland security markets. Arotech provides multimedia interactive simulators/trainers, lightweight armoring and advanced zinc-air and lithium batteries and chargers. Arotech operates through three major business divisions: Armor, Training and Simulation, and Batteries and Power Systems.
Arotech is incorporated in Delaware, with corporate offices in Ann Arbor, Michigan and research, development and production subsidiaries in Alabama, Michigan and Israel.
Except for the historical information herein, the matters discussed in this news release include forward-looking statements, as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including the effect of any share repurchases by Arotech. Forward-looking statements reflect management's current knowledge, assumptions, judgment and expectations regarding future performance or events. Although management believes that the expectations reflected in such statements are reasonable, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, as they are subject to various risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to vary materially. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, risks relating to: product and technology development; the uncertainty of the market for Arotech's products; changing economic conditions; delay, cancellation or non-renewal, in whole or in part, of contracts or of purchase orders; dilution resulting from issuances of Arotech's common stock upon conversion or payment of its outstanding convertible debt, which would be increasingly dilutive if and to the extent that the market price of Arotech's stock decreases; and other risk factors detailed in Arotech's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2008 and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Arotech assumes no obligation to update the information in this release. Reference to the Company's website above does not constitute incorporation of any of the information thereon into this press release.
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CONTACT:
Victor Allgeier
TTC Group
(646) 290-6400
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Navistar Offers an Innovative Approach with Their First Ever Virtual Parts Conference and Expo

WARRENVILLE, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--More than 1,600 International® and ICTM Bus dealer parts employees kept their luggage stowed and their workplace staffed while attending the new online “Power Up” Navistar Parts Virtual Conference and Sales Expo, held this June.
“Virtual is the way of the future and Navistar is well positioned to take advantage of this new technology for the benefit of our dealers, our customers and our company,” said Rommel Miranda, vice president of sales and marketing for Navistar Parts.
“In the current environment, incurring costs that would have been typical for previous year’s annual sales conferences, didn’t fit the lean, responsible model for business that we were striving toward,” said Kathy Seegebrecht, vice president, marketing and brand for Navistar Parts. “Bringing people together in an online environment — a virtual trade show and education session — made sense for both Navistar and our dealers. It was clearly a win-win situation as demonstrated by the fact that our online participation was three times greater than last year’s in-person attendance, at one- fifth of the cost. ”
Suppliers, dealers and Navistar achieved time and cost savings, and in addition Navistar Parts sales at their conference this year exceeded last year’s sales by almost 30 percent. Power Up, Expo 2009, allowed more dealers to participate in online education sessions and interact with suppliers in the virtual trade show environment, where participants could finalize their deals via chat rooms, fill virtual bags with product literature and network with colleagues in real time.
“Normally, I would send maybe three or four staff people to the annual conference,” said Malcolm Pierson, director of parts operations for Westrux, an International truck dealer in California. “This year, we had 21 people from our operation take advantage of online education through Power Up. In a year where everyone’s been hit hard, this made a lot of sense.”
Available 24/7, Power Up allowed dealers to focus on their customers during the day and participate in training on their own schedule. More than 237,000 product information documents were downloaded in a single week, and 36,000 educational and speaker videos were viewed. Based on positive feedback and dealer requests, the online platform availability has been extended through August, allowing participants the ability to continue to review materials or train new employees.
“Navistar Parts has worked to become a leader in best use of technologies and already has an online presence on Twitter and YouTube,” said Seegebrecht. “We’ve seen suppliers and dealers embrace this new technology as a way to connect more efficiently to do business.”
Navistar International Corporation (NYSE: NAV - News) is a holding company whose subsidiaries and affiliates produce International® brand commercial and military trucks, MaxxForce® brand diesel engines, IC BusTM brand school and commercial buses, the Monaco®, Holiday Rambler®, Safari®, Beaver®, McKenzieTM and R-Vision® brand RVs, and Workhorse® brand chassis for motor homes and step vans. It also is a private-label designer and manufacturer of diesel engines for the pickup truck, van and SUV markets. The company also provides truck and diesel engine service parts. Another affiliate offers financing services. Additional information is available at www.Navistar.com/newsroom.
Contact:
Navistar International Corporation
Media Contact:
Laura McGowan, 630-863-8709
Kim Speciale, 630-753-6082
or
Investor Contact:
Heather Kos, 630-753-2406
Web site: www.Navistar.com/newsroom

ComCam Announces New Addition to Management

WEST CHESTER, Pa., June 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ComCam International, Inc. (Pink Sheets: CMCJ - News) is pleased to announce that Pete Ianace has been appointed to the new position of President of ComCam effective June 1, 2009.
Pete Ianace, a recognized video technology innovator and seasoned corporate executive, brings more than 35 years of experience building successful technology business units, sales channels and companies. His experience spans companies in aerospace, defense contracting, telecommunications, and Web 2.0, both private and public, for whom he has negotiated large contracts with US, European and Asian clients. In the last 15 years, Mr. Ianace has successfully built several VOIP and IP video technology companies, including the fiber-optic networking division of Intelect Communications. Earlier in his career, he served in a variety of senior management positions at IBM, AT&T, and Northern Telecom, including President of PacTel Meridian Systems, a joint venture between Nortel and PacTel. Mr. Ianace is the author of several articles in trade publications on Internet telephony and the role of video in emergency response.
ComCam chairman, founder and CEO Don Gilbreath welcomed Mr. Ianace to the company: "Pete is known in the industry for his success in driving technology-based companies to the next level. I believe that his involvement in management will leverage the market's gratifying acceptance of our solutions with a business model based on consistent growth and market penetration. ComCam is fortunate to have attracted Pete as we move forward with our unique wireless command and control solutions to take advantage of immediate opportunities in the homeland security market."
Mr. Ianace commented that "ComCam has developed a compelling set of solutions that are ideally suited to play a pivotal role in keeping America safe. The combination of excellent references in the homeland security market and strong marketing partnerships with the likes of Motorola and DRS Technologies positions ComCam to build a strong revenue stream over the next 12 months. I am excited to be joining Don as we team up to make ComCam a recognized, profitable player in this industry."
ComCam develops network video command-and-control products, and provides solutions and technical services to U.S. government agencies, Fortune 500 companies, research facilities, original equipment manufacturers, systems integrators and dealers worldwide. http://www.comcam.net
Video of Pete Ianace speaking about ComCam: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwzfR5ArwRM
A number of statements contained in this press release are forward-looking statements. A safe-harbor provision may not be applicable to the forward-looking statements made in this press release. These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties, including timely development, market acceptance of products and technologies, competitive market conditions, successful integration of acquisitions and the ability to secure additional sources of financing. The actual results that ComCam may achieve could differ materially from any forward-looking statements due to such risks and uncertainties. ComCam encourages the public to read the information provided here in conjunction with its most recent filings on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q. ComCam's public filings may be viewed at http://www.sec.gov.
Contact:
Susan Schoch
Small Cap Network - New York, NY
susan@smallcapnetwork.us
(212) 717-8720

Magal Recently Awarded US$ 8.5 Million in Orders

YAHUD, Israel, June 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Magal Security Systems, Ltd. (NASDAQ GMS: MAGS, TASE: MAGS) announced today that during May 2009, it was awarded a total of approximately US$ 8.5 million in purchase orders to protect two airports and several nuclear power stations in South East Asia, to reconstruct a border in Israel and to extend an existing airport project in Eastern Europe. Most of the orders are expected to be completed during 2009.
The first turnkey project is the extension of an airport Perimeter Intrusion Detection System (PIDS) in Eastern Europe for US$ 1.6 million and it includes infrastructure, a Taut Wire barrier as well as Command and Control System. The second project is the reconstruction of a border protection solution in Israel for US$ 4.6 million. The third order is for various nuclear power station sites in South East Asia, and will incorporate a Volumetric Intrusion Detection System for US$ 1.3 million. The fourth order is for the protection of two airports in South East Asia, which will incorporate a variety of intrusion detection solutions including Taut Wire and Vibration Sensors for US$ 1.0 million.
Yoav Stern, Acting President & CEO, commented: "Magal is in the midst of a transition. While we still believe there are some challenging times ahead, these latest additions to our backlog of signed orders and contracts, is actually making it one of the largest in our company's history. This represents a ray of optimism and confidence that an improvement is to be expected in the not too distant future."
About Magal Security Systems Ltd.:
Magal S3i is a leading international solution provider, in the business of Security, Safety, Site Management and Intelligence analysis.
Based on 35 years of experience and interaction with customers, the company has developed a unique set of solutions and products optimized for perimeter, outdoor and general security applications. Magal S3i's turnkey solutions are typically integrated and managed by a single sophisticated modular command and control software, supported by expert systems for real-time decision support.
Magal S3i's broad portfolio of critical infrastructure and site protection management technologies includes a variety of smart barriers and fences, fence mounted detectors, virtual gates, buried and concealed detection systems as well as a sophisticated protection package for sub-surface intrusion.
A world innovator in the development of CCTV, IVA and motion detection technology for outdoor operation, Magal S3i has successfully installed customized solutions and products in more than 75 countries worldwide.
This press release contains forward-looking statements, which are subject to risks and uncertainties. Such statements are based on assumptions and expectations which may not be realized and are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties, many of which cannot be predicted with accuracy and some of which might not even be anticipated. Future events and actual results, financial and otherwise, may differ from the results discussed in the forward-looking statements. A number of these risks and other factors that might cause differences, some of which could be material, along with additional discussion of forward-looking statements, are set forth in the Company's Annual Report on Form 20-F filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
For more information:
Magal Security Systems Ltd.
Yoav Stern, Acting President & CEO
Tel: +972-3-539-1421
Cell: +972-54-311-3110
Assistant: Ms. Elisheva Almog
E-mail: elisheva@magal-ssl.com
Web: http://www.magal-ssl.com
GK Investor Relations
Ehud Helft/Kenny Green
Tel: (US) +1-646-201-9246
Int'l dial: +972-3-607-4717
E-mail: info@gkir.com

UPDATE 1-Turkey's Tusas says to modernise Pakistan's F-16s

*Says deal worth around $75 million
* Project to start in Oct 2010, take 46 months

ANKARA, June 29 (Reuters) - Turkish defence company Tusas said on Monday it would modernise 42 of Pakistan's F-16 jet fleet in a deal it said would be worth around $75 million.
The project will begin in Oct 2010 in Tusas facilities and will take 46 months, the company said in a written statement sent to Reuters.
Tusas has modernised Jordan's F-16 fighters in a deal signed in 2006.
NATO member Turkey and Pakistan have close military and strategic ties.
Tusas signed a $500 million agreement with Airbus (EAD.PA) to produce parts for A350 planes. (Reporting by Zerin Elci; Editing by Hans Peters)

Monday, June 29, 2009

UPDATE 1-Cobham and Northrop win $2.4 bln U.S. Army deal

* Deal worth up to a maximum of $2.4 billion
* To deliver up to 2,000 systems per month
* Technology allows battlefield communications

LONDON, June 29 (Reuters) - British defence electronics company Cobham (COB.L) said on Monday that its joint venture with Northrop Grumman (NOC.N) had been awarded a contract to provide battlefield communications equipment to the U.S. Army. The ten-year deal to supply its VIS-X system allowing communication between vehicles on the battlefield is worth up to $2.4 billion of which Cobham's share will be 50 percent, the British company said in a statement.
The companies can only give a maximum value for the deal because the so-called "indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity" contract requires Cobham and Northrop only to have enough capacity to deliver a certain number of devices but does not guarantee the size of future orders.
The deal, which starts in 2010 and runs for 10 years, requires the firms to be able to deliver up to 500 systems a month in the first year and 2,000 systems per month in subsequent years.
"Securing the VIS-X contract is fantastic news. It has been a major focus for us and our partners this year," Cobham Chief Executive Allan Cook said in a statement.
"VIS-X will allow soldiers and other vehicle mounted troops to communicate faster, safer and more securely with greater understanding of the operational situation during the most demanding missions."
The equipment will be used by soldiers in vehicles such as the Humvee and Abrams and Bradley tanks. Cobham and Northrop, which have been working together for 15 years, already supply the U.S. military's existing VIC-3 communication system.
(Reporting by Paul Hoskins, editing by Matt Scuffham)

EADS has no plan to sell Dassault stake - report

PARIS, June 29 (Reuters) - European aerospace group EADS EADS.PA has no plan to sell either all or part of its stake in French planemaker Dassault Aviation (AVMD.PA), a senior EADS executive was quoted as saying in a report published on Sunday.
Marwan Lahoud, director of strategy and marketing at the Airbus parent company, said Dassault's arrival as a key shareholder in electronics maker Thales (TCFP.PA), an EADS competitor, did not affect the EADS stake in Dassault.
"There is no plan to sell our 46 percent stake in Dassault, either totally or partially," Lahoud was quoted as saying by business newspaper La Tribune in an interview sent to media on Sunday and due to be published in the paper on Monday.
EADS inherited its stake in Dassault from the state company that helped found EADS in 2000.
An approach by EADS to try to make an offer for Thales was rebuffed by the French government last year and EADS CEO Louis Gallois has resigned from the Dassault board.

UPDATE 1-Senior sees H1 profitibality in line with its view

* Says continues to trade satisfactorily
* Net debt down significantly more than expected
* Sees to benefit from new aircraft programmes

June 29 (Reuters) - British engineer Senior Plc (SNR.L) said on Monday it continued to trade satisfactorily with profitability in line with its expectations for the first half of 2009.
Strong cash generation and currency benefits have helped the company to reduce its net debt significantly more than anticipated in the six months to June 30, Senior, which makes aerospace and automotive components, said.
The company said its customers Boeing (BA.N) and Airbus (EAD.PA) had seven-year order books but for the first five months of the year they reported a combined net order in-take of only 21 aircraft, as there were 76 cancellations.
However, Senior said it was strongly cash generative and financed for the longer-term.
"Whilst the group's end markets are expected to remain challenging for the foreseeable future, Senior is gaining market share... and can look forward to significant future organic growth from new aircraft programmes such as Boeing 787 and Joint Strike Fighter," it said in a statement.
The company saw a modest improvement in production of land vehicles outside of North America and a further weakening of the business jet market in the second quarter
The bankruptcy of General Motors (GMGMQ.PK) and Chrysler in the period had little effect on the group, Senior said.
Senior, which had cut 19 percent jobs since September-end in light of weak land vehicle and business jets markets, said it did not expect to cut any further jobs this year.
Shares of Senior closed at 34 pence on Friday on the London Stock Exchange. (Reporting by Shivani Singh in Bangalore; Editing by Gopakumar Warrier)

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Helps Boost Satellite Monitoring Severe Weather Into Space

CANOGA PARK, Calif., June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Two Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne engines helped boost the second in a series of NASA/NOAA Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites, designated GOES-O, into orbit from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., yesterday, to help scientists monitor severe weather that leads to tornadoes, flashfloods and hurricanes. Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX - News) company, powered a United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket with a RS-68 engine and an upper stage RL10B-2 engine. This was the 722nd launch of a Delta vehicle using Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne's engine power.
GOES-O was developed by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and is equipped with an advanced attitude control system that provides enhanced image resolution and navigation to better locate severe storms and other weather conditions. GOES-O is the second spacecraft to be launched in the GOES-N-P series of geostationary environmental weather satellites, which orbit at the same speed as the Earth's rotation. Being geostationary allows the GOES to stay above a fixed point 22,300 miles above the Earth's surface and provides constant monitoring of atmospheric conditions that can trigger tornadoes, flash floods and hurricanes.
"An early warning system is absolutely critical when dealing with unpredictable weather patterns that can impact so many people," said Craig Stoker, RS-68 program manager, Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne. "Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne is assisting in the process of providing improved tracking and predictive capabilities associated with atmospheric conditions that can trigger severe weather conditions."
The upper-stage RL10B-2 helped place the satellite into orbit. "When you are dealing with severe weather such as tornadoes, flashfloods and hurricanes, you need a reliable system that can identify the weather systems early," said Christine Cooley, RL10 program manager, Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne. "We are proud to provide the upper stage propulsion enabling the placement of this satellite into orbit."
Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, Inc., a part of Pratt & Whitney, is a preferred provider of high-value propulsion, power, energy and innovative system solutions used in a wide variety of government and commercial applications, including the main engines for the space shuttle, Atlas and Delta launch vehicles, missile defense systems and advanced hypersonic engines.
Pratt & Whitney is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines, space propulsion systems and industrial gas turbines. United Technologies, based in Hartford, Conn., is a diversified company providing high technology products and services to the global aerospace and commercial building industries.

United Launch Alliance Successfully Launches NASA/NOAA Weather Satellite

CAPE CANAVERAL AFS, Fla., June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- United Launch Alliance, on behalf of Boeing Launch Services, successfully launched the second of three next-generation Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES) for NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The satellite, designated GOES-O, was launched aboard a Delta IV expendable launch vehicle from Space Launch Complex-37, Saturday, at 6:51 p.m., EDT. The first GOES satellite in the series, designated GOES-N, was launched here on May 24, 2006. This was the 8th ULA launch of 2009.
Following a nominal four hour, 21-minute flight, the Delta IV deployed the spacecraft. The multi-mission GOES series of satellites will provide NOAA and NASA scientists with data to support weather, solar and space operations, and will enable future science improvements in weather prediction and remote sensing. Additionally, GOES-O will provide data on global climate changes and capability for search and rescue.
"ULA congratulates Boeing and its NASA and NOAA customers for the successful launch of GOES-O, which will improve weather forecasting across the globe," said Jim Sponnick, ULA vice president, Delta Product Line. "Millions of people a year are adversely affected by weather ranging from localized thunderstorms to tornados and hurricanes. GOES-O will significantly improve the data collection scientists need to learn more about our planet's weather and will better prepare people all over the world for significant weather events."
The Delta IV Medium+ (4,2) configuration launch vehicle used a single common booster core with a Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne RS-68 main engine, two Alliant Techsystems GEM 60 solid rocket motors, a PWR RL10B-2 upper stage engine and a four-meter diameter upper stage and composite payload fairing. The GOES-O launch marked the fourth flight of the Delta IV medium+ (4,2) configuration and the 10th flight of the Delta IV family of launch vehicles.
ULA's next launch, currently scheduled for no earlier than Aug. 12, is the PAN mission for the Department of Defense aboard an Atlas V from Space Launch Complex-41 at CCAFS.
ULA program management, engineering, test and mission support functions are headquartered in Denver, Colo. Manufacturing, assembly and integration operations are located at Denver, Colo.; Decatur, Ala.; Harlingen, Texas; and San Diego, Calif. Launch operations are located at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., and Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.
For more information on the ULA joint venture, visit the ULA Website at www.ulalaunch.com, or call the ULA Launch Hotline at 1-877-ULA-4321 (852-4321).

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Amnesty: Iran journalists should be freed

TEHRAN, June 27 (UPI) -- Dozens of journalists
imprisoned in Iran since June 12 are at risk of being tortured in in jail, Amnesty International says.
The group said in a release Friday that it has designated the jailed journalists as prisoners of conscience.
"It is shocking that journalists -- whose job it is to provide information to others -- are being detained, on top of all the other draconian measures the authorities have taken to restrict the free flow of information about what is really happening in Iran," Amnesty's statement said. "Rather than trying to investigate alleged abuses, the only message the authorities are sending is that they are seeking to hide the truth, both from their own citizens and the rest of the world."
Amnesty says dozens of journalists, some who also campaigned for opposition presidential candidates Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi, have been detained for two weeks with their whereabouts mostly unknown.
In one example, Amnesty said around 20 of 25 employees
of the newspaper Kalameh Sabz arrested at their office June 22 and are still being held at an unknown location. Kalameh Sabz is a newspaper established by Mousavi this year. It has not been published since June 14.

Air France body search called off

RIO DE JANEIRO, June 27 (UPI) -- It is unlikely more bodies will be found from the crash of Air France Flight 447, so further searching has been called off, Brazilian officials said.
The country's military announced late Friday it has suspended searches in the Atlantic Ocean where wreckage of from Flight 447 was spotted last week, CNN reported.
Military investigators say they have found 51 of the doomed flight's 228 passengers and have recovered more than 600 parts and components of the aircraft. CNN reported the bodies were given to Brazilian authorities to be identified, while debris from the airplane has been handed over to French aviation officials.
The U.S. broadcaster quoted Brazilian military officials saying ships will stay in the area in a bid to discover the plane's missing flight data recorders.

Anti-immigrant militia faces slay charges

ARIVACA, Ariz., June 27 (UPI) -- Three people described as U.S. border vigilante militia members have been charged with killing a man and his 10-year-old daughter in Arizona, officials say.
Jailed in Pima County, Ariz., on first-degree murder charges are Minutemen American Defense leader Shawna Forde, 41, and two other militia members, Jason E. Bush, 34, and Albert R. Gaxiola, 42. Prosecutors allege they entered the home of a suspected drug dealer, killing him and his daughter while looking for drug money to finance their vigilante operations, The New York Times reported Saturday.
Former militia member Merrill Metzger, Forde's half-brother, told the Times she had developed a plan to rob drug dealers to finance an underground militia set up to use violence against illegal immigrants entering the country from Mexico.
"I had to take an oath, and part of the oath was that I couldn't eat Mexican food," Metzger said. "That's when red flags went up all over for me. That seemed like prejudice."
Another former Minuteman told the newspaper he and Forde went on immigrant "hunting" excursions wearing camouflage and carrying handguns and rifles.
The newspaper said attorneys for the militia members did not respond to calls for comment.

Ulster loyalists destroy arsenals

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, June 27 (UPI) -- Three Ulster loyalist paramilitaries say they are decommissioning their weapons at the behest of an independent Northern Ireland commission.
Two of them, Ulster Volunteer Force and the Red Hand Commando, thought to be responsible for the deaths of almost 1,000 Catholics during "the Troubles," confirmed Friday they had destroyed their arsenals in moves overseen by the Independent International Commission on Decommissioning, led by General John de Chastelain, The Daily Telegraph reported.
De Chastelain also oversaw the decommissioning of the Irish Republican Army's arsenal of guns, ammunition and explosives four years ago, the newspaper said.
A statement issued by the UDA's leaders said: "The dark days are now behind us and it is time to move on. There is no place for guns and violence in the new society we are building. It is time to work for a better future."
A third loyalist paramilitary, the Ulster
Defense Association, said it has also started to destroy its arsenal, the Telegraph said.