Monday, September 21, 2009

Saab Wins Upgrade Contract for the SK60 Training Aircraft

SAAB ~ September 21, 2009,
STOCKHOLM, Sweden--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Regulatory News: The defence and security company Saab (STO:SAABB) has received an order valued at MSEK 130 from FMV (the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration) for the development and upgrade of the Armed Forces SK60 training aircraft. "This is an important order for Saab that will secure additional jobs, both in terms of workshop and engineering resources. The upgrade involves the modernisation of the SK60 aircraft, making them more competitive for many more years to come," says Lars-Erik Wige, business unit manager, Saab Aerotech.
The order includes the installation of a new GPS, audible altitude and primary warning signals for the pilot plus the replacement of certain instruments. The result is a new aircraft cabin layout in which, for example, the altitude and speed go from being displayed in metres and kilometers to providing the pilot with information in feet and knots, just as in today's Gripen system. The upgrade will be fully completed by the end of 2011.
The contract follows the Swedish Armed Forces' plans to modernise the SK60 training platform in order to secure its use until 2017.
In December 2008, Saab and FMV signed a contract whereby Saab, as the main supplier, was given the responsibility for handling the operation, maintenance, and readiness of all SK60 aircraft. Through this commitment, Saab ensures that the system is airworthy and is available for the Swedish Air Force Wings in accordance with the Armed Forces' requirements.
SK60 is the military designation for the Saab 105, a twin-engine jet aircraft that first flew in 1963 and that has been used by the Swedish Armed Forces since 1967 for mainly training purposes.
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SAIC Awarded $26 Million Task Order By Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) - Dahlgren Division

Company to Support NSWC Dam Neck Interoperability and Integration Combat System Test Efforts
SAIC ~ September 21, 2009,
SAN DIEGO and MCLEAN, Va., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) (NYSE: SAI - News) today announced it has been awarded a task order by the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) - Dahlgren Division to provide NSWC Dam Neck with engineering, technical, and management services. The follow-on task order has a one-year base period of performance, four one-year options and a total value of more than $26 million if all options are exercised. Work will be performed primarily in Virginia Beach, Va. The task order was awarded under the U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command SeaPort-e contract.
NSWC Dam Neck, a field activity of Naval Sea Systems Command, arms warfighters with innovative capabilities by delivering force-level integrated and interoperable engineering solutions, mission critical control systems, and associated tested and training technologies which meet the requirements of the maritime, joint, special warfare and information operation domains. Under the task order, SAIC will continue providing specialized analytic, programmatic, technical and engineering services to support interoperability and integration test efforts for combat systems across the surface Navy enterprise.
"We look forward to continuing our support of NSWC Dam Neck as they provide vital technical support to an ever-increasing variety of ships, aircraft and submarines," said Tom Baybrook, SAIC senior vice president and business unit manager.
About SAIC
SAIC is a FORTUNE 500(® )scientific, engineering, and technology applications company that uses its deep domain knowledge to solve problems of vital importance to the nation and the world, in national security, energy and the environment, critical infrastructure, and health. The company's approximately 45,000 employees serve customers in the U.S. Department of Defense, the intelligence community, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, other U.S. Government civil agencies and selected commercial markets. SAIC had annual revenues of $10.1 billion for its fiscal year ended January 31, 2009. For more information, visit
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IronKey S200 Approved for Worldwide Usage With NATO

IronKey To Safeguard NATO Member Data With Secure USB Drives
IronKey ~ September 21, 2009,
LOS ALTOS, Calif., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- IronKey, the maker of the world's most secure flash drive, today announced that it has been approved for use within the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) to provide the 28 member nation organization with IronKey S200 secure hardware encrypted USB flash drives.
IronKey has a proven record of delivering secure portable storage devices and central management services to many government and global enterprise organizations throughout the world today. IronKey continues to dominate and lead the secure USB storage industry with leading edge security features such as a FIPS 140-2 Level 3 validation, integrated malware protection, military grade hardware encryption, and a super ruggedized case that is suitable for adverse operating conditions.
"IronKey is the first and only Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) secure USB flash drive approved by NATO for use within the 28 NATO member nations," said Steve Ryan, senior vice president of IronKey. "By receiving the NATO approval for the IronKey S200 family of devices, IronKey once again demonstrates leadership and commitment in building the most secure USB storage devices in the world."
IronKey provides a comprehensive central management capability that includes the ability to remotely delete the data or destroy the device, as well as the ability to limit usage to only pre-defined trusted networks. IronKey meets the requirements for NATO's secure portable data storage needs.
About IronKey
IronKey's award-winning products and services combine the world's most secure flash drive with the world's most powerful USB management software. IronKey's USB flash drives bring the power of authentication, encryption, identity management and privacy to businesses and consumers in 23 countries. IronKey's management software and associated services allow enterprises of all sizes, government agencies, the military, and other organizations to take back control of the mobile data that has been leaking out of their organizations due to the uncontrolled proliferation of USB drives. With IronKey, organizations centrally administer, remotely manage, and enforce policies on thousands of devices located anywhere in the world. Thousands of customers, including Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, military organizations, banks, healthcare providers and law firms that handle some of the most sensitive security information in the world trust IronKey to protect business critical data. All IronKey products are FIPS 140-2 Level 3 validated. For more information, please visit

American Science and Engineering, Inc. Introduces MobileSearch High-Energy Cargo and Vehicle Inspection System

Versatile Mobile System Offers Transmission and Z Backscatter X-ray for Superior Image Detail
American Science and Engineering, Inc. ~ September 21, 2009,
ANAHEIM, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--American Science and Engineering, Inc. (AS&E®) (NASDAQ: ASEI - News), a leading worldwide supplier of innovative X-ray detection solutions, announced today the introduction of the MobileSearch™ High-Energy (HE) cargo and vehicle inspection system with both high-energy transmission and proprietary Z Backscatter X-ray imaging for detecting threats and contraband including weapons, explosives, drugs, and currency. For added flexibility, the system offers multiple scan modes for high speed scanning of passenger vehicles or oversized or odd-shaped cargo, allowing the operational flexibility of the Z BackscatterTM Van — in either “drive-by” mode to scan stationary objects, or “portal” mode to scan vehicles as they drive past the system. MobileSearch HE also features a unique integrated cab design that enables the drivers and operators to be in the same spacious cabin for improved communications and comfort.
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“MobileSearch HE provides the industry’s most versatile and effective mobile scanning system on the market,” said Robert Postle, AS&E’s Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing. “The system’s combination of transmission and Z Backscatter X-ray technologies provides superior imaging and displays the most information about the contents of the cargo. With its multiple scan modes, the system offers the flexibility and the photo-like imaging of our top selling Z Backscatter Van, making it ideal for a wide range of applications.”
MobileSearch HE is ideal for homeland security and drug interception missions at seaports, border crossings, and other high threat checkpoints. The system offers the largest tunnel size in the industry, allowing for the inspection of oversize cargo and vehicles. MobileSearch HE can travel on roads and at highway speeds.
AS&E’s Patented Z Backscatter Technology plus High-Energy Transmission
MobileSearch HE offers two complementary imaging technologies integrated in one system. Its 4.5 MeV high energy transmission X-ray generates high penetration and high resolution images for the inspection of densely loaded cargo, with typical penetration over 12 inches (300 mm) of steel. The system also utilizes Z Backscatter X-ray imaging to assist in the identification of organics for improved detection of threats and contraband. Z Backscatter technology offers the additional benefits of photo-like images and improved image analysis time, as well as a wide field of view with no tire or ground cutoff unlike transmission X-rays — allowing for the effective scanning of passenger vehicles and tires.
Flexibile Scan Modes
MobileSearch HE offers multiple scan modes for added flexibility. During normal operations, MobileSearch HE scans over stationary vehicles and cargo with both transmission and Z Backscatter imaging with the boom deployed. Additionally, MobileSearch HE can operate in Z Backscatter-only mode, with the boom stowed, for high speed scanning of passenger vehicles or oversized or odd-shaped cargo. In Z Backscatter-only mode, the system is safe to scan drivers and passengers while they remain in their vehicles.
MobileSearch HE is the latest introduction into AS&E’s comprehensive family of Cargo and Vehicle Inspection Systems, which also includes:
Sentry™ Portal: New advanced, high-throughput, high-penetration, drive-through inspection system.
OmniView™ Gantry: Cargo and vehicle inspection system with high-energy X-ray transmission inspection for high-penetration into complex cargo and dense objects — up to 14 inches (350 mm) of steel — without requiring an exterior building or heavy shielding.
Z Portal®: Cargo and vehicle screening system offers high-throughput, drive-through, multi-view screening for cars, vans, and their cargo with Z Backscatter imaging. The system is safe for drivers and passengers to remain in their vehicle during screening.
Z Gantry™: Cargo and vehicle screening system offers bi-directional, multi-view Z Backscatter scanning by moving on rails for screening cargo and vehicles. The Z Gantry is ideal for high-traffic locations with space constraints and is extremely safe for operators, cargo, and the environment.
Z Backscatter™ Van (ZBV): The most maneuverable, versatile mobile X-ray detection system on the market; a low cost highly mobile screening system built into a commercially available delivery van, offering rapid “drive-by” Z Backscatter screening.
About AS&E®
American Science and Engineering, Inc. (AS&E) is the leading worldwide supplier of innovative X-ray inspection systems. With over 50 years of experience in developing advanced X-ray security systems, the Company’s product line utilizes a combination of technologies, including patented Z Backscatter technology, Radioactive Threat Detection (RTD), high energy transmission and dual energy transmission X-ray. These technologies offer superior X-ray threat detection for plastic explosives, plastic weapons, liquid explosives, dirty bombs and nuclear devices. AS&E’s complete range of products include cargo inspection systems for port and border security, baggage screening systems for facility and aviation security, and personnel and passenger screening systems. AS&E systems protect high-threat facilities and help combat terrorism and trade fraud, drug smuggling, weapon smuggling, and illegal immigration and people smuggling. AS&E customers include leading government agencies, border authorities, military bases, airports and corporations worldwide, including the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), HM Revenue & Customs (U.K.), Hong Kong Customs, and Abu Dhabi Customs. For more information on AS&E products and technologies, please visit
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Unisys Announces Successful Multi-Vendor Interoperability of Iris Recognition Technology for Homeland Security

Successful sharing of iris recognition biometric data between vendors could enhance US-VISIT program to identify non-citizens entering US
Unisys ~ September 21, 2009,
Unisys Corporation
BLUE BELL, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Unisys (NYSE: UIS - News) today announced it has successfully demonstrated the ability to use multiple iris recognition technologies in a single system, eliminating the need for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and others to limit its iris recognition capabilities to a single vendor.
The project demonstrated for the first time the ability to bring together solutions from multiple vendors into iris recognition programs such as the DHS’ US-VISIT program to use iris recognition to identify non-US citizens entering and leaving the country. By demonstrating a system that incorporated iris detection and identification solutions from three leading vendors, Unisys has proven the ability of multiple biometrics such as fingerprints and iris scans to help achieve the goals of US-VISIT.
Unisys developed the integrated platform under a task order, funded by DHS and awarded under the Defense Information Systems Agency’s Encore I contract, to create a platform allowing customers to use biometric solutions from multiple vendors without being restricted to a particular method of iris identification.
Previously, organizations had to select a particular iris detection system for use across an entire organization. Now with the development of the integrated platform, they are able to incorporate various vendor iris detection solutions to better match their organization’s specific needs, while managing the data on a single platform. This new capability gives the government and other clients greater flexibility in order to customize their use of the various iris verification solutions.
“The Unisys integrated platform builds on the capabilities Unisys delivered when US-VISIT was first chartered to secure our country’s borders after 9/11,” said Tom Conaway, vice president and managing partner, Homeland Security, Unisys Federal Systems. “We continue to establish new capabilities in the biometrics and identity solution arenas, delivering highly functional solutions to better equip those securing our nation.”
The demonstration incorporated iris detection and identification solutions from three leaders in the field: LG Iris, AOptix, and Global Rainmakers Inc.
The LG Iris IrisAccess iCAM4000 was used for the enrollment of the test subjects’ iris data into the system. The LG Iris iCAM H100 handheld prototype device was also used to demonstrate potential mobile applications to capture iris and face image data from non-fixed locations.
The AOptix InSight sensor demonstrated iris identification from a distance of two to three meters. Conventional iris recognition systems have required the subject to accurately place their eyes in a very small capture zone. With the InSight system, the subject stands in a large capture zone, and the sensor does all the work of locating the subject’s eyes for iris biometric imaging.
Global Rainmakers, Inc. HBOX presented the ability to identify individuals in continuous motion. HBOX performs on-the-fly recognition of individuals moving at speeds of up to 1.5 meters per second.
Unisys will showcase the interoperability of these iris detection devices at the 2009 Biometrics Consortium Conference in Tampa, Fla., September 22-24 (booth # 424).
About Unisys
Unisys is a worldwide information technology company. We provide a portfolio of IT services, software, and technology that solves critical problems for clients. We specialize in helping clients secure their operations, increase the efficiency and utilization of their data centers, enhance support to their end users and constituents, and modernize their enterprise applications. To provide these services and solutions, we bring together offerings and capabilities in outsourcing services, systems integration and consulting services, infrastructure services, maintenance services, and high-end server technology. With more than 26,000 employees, Unisys serves commercial organizations and government agencies throughout the world. For more information, visit
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Arrayit Wins Equipment Contract From Sandia National Laboratories

National Security Program Enhanced With Highly Sensitive Detection Devices
Arrayit Corporation ~ September 21, 2009,
Arrayit Corporation
SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - 09/21/09) - Arrayit Corporation (OTC.BB:ARYC - News), a proprietary life sciences and nanotechnology technology leader, announces that on September 11th, 2009 Arrayit delivered its proprietary nanotechnology platform to Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Sandia Labs, managed by the Lockheed Martin Corporation, works with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the Department of Homeland Security to enhance national security.
Sandia will utilize Arrayit's proprietary nanotechnology manufacturing platform, which empowers researchers to create microarrays, biosensors and "chemical noses" that detect the biological and chemical agents used in lethal terrorist attacks. Arrayit's patented delivery system deposits nanoliter quantities of analytical reagents onto proprietary substrates to create the sophisticated detection devices.
"We are pleased to receive this contract from the prestigious Sandia Labs," states Rene Schena, CEO and co-founder of Arrayit Corp. "We look forward to leveraging our unique and patented nanotechnology capabilities to enhance national safety."
About Arrayit Corporation
Arrayit Corporation, headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, leads and empowers the genetic, research, pharmaceutical, and diagnostic communities through the discovery, development and manufacture of proprietary life science technologies and consumables for disease prevention, treatment and cure. It now offers over 650 products to a customer base of more than 2,500 laboratories worldwide, including most every major university, pharmaceutical and biotech company, major agricultural and chemical company, government agency, national research foundation and many private sector enterprises. Please visit for more information.
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OSI Geospatial Announces Resignation of Chief Financial Officer

OSI Geospatial Inc. ~ September 21, 2009,
OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - 09/21/09) - OSI Geospatial Inc. (TSX:OSI - News) announced the resignation of Mr. Peter Hunter as the Chief Financial Officer effective September 18, 2009. Mr. John Sentjens, Vice President Finance will serve as acting CFO.
About OSI Geospatial
OSI Geospatial Inc. delivers advanced geospatial systems and software that enable shared real-time situational awareness for military and security applications. Our products and services enable our customers to integrate and visualize live data with any combination of sensor data, imagery, maps and charts. This capability provides our customers with enhanced operational performance, safety and security through shared real-time situational awareness. OSI Geospatial systems and software are in use by military, government, and commercial customers around the world. The company is publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange. For additional information please visit
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Army Selects L-3 to Supply Laser Marksmanship Training Systems

L-3 Communications ~ September 21, 2009,
L-3 Communications Holdings Inc.
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--L-3 Communications (NYSE:LLL - News) announced today that the U.S. Army’s Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation has awarded L-3 MPRI a sole-source, follow-on contract for its Laser Marksmanship Training System (LMTS). This ID/IQ contract has an estimated value of $48.7 million over the initial base year and four option years. L-3 has received the program’s first delivery order, valued at $15.5 million.
LMTS is a home station or deployed, multi-purpose, modular, scalable, small arms, individual and unit marksmanship sustainment simulator that provides Preliminary Marksmanship (PMI), advanced marksmanship and remedial training capabilities.
“MPRI is honored to be afforded the opportunity to support the U.S. Army's marksmanship training needs,” said Bob Garner, senior vice president and general manager of MPRI’s Training and Technology Group. “This program will enhance the skills and experience of our young warriors and contribute to their survivability on the battlefield.”
Headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, MPRI provides comprehensive and integrated programs that address training, education, leader development, organizational design and implementation, simulations, democracy transition and emergency management across a broad spectrum of functional areas. Its customers include the Department of Defense, Department of Justice, Department of State and selected international government agencies.
Headquartered in New York City, L-3 Communications employs over 66,000 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 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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IDGA Exhibitions Announces the Launch of the Military Air Assets Exhibition & Conference (MAASEC)

Event to be the first dedicated military air exhibition in the United States
IDGA ~ September 21, 2009,
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Institute for Defense and Government Advancement, Exhibitions Group (IDGA) announces the launch of the inaugural Military Air Assets Exhibition & Conference slated for March 29 –April 1, 2010 to take place in Jacksonville, FL.
The objective of this one-of-a-kind, end-to-end event is to provide a domestic home for the joint military aviation community where personnel involved in fixed wing, rotorcraft and unmanned systems will come together for four days in March 2010. By creating this forum, DoD, DHS, Program Managers, international partners, vendors, and academia will unite to discuss joint initiatives, individual programs and share best practices in support of the US military aviation community.
“The military aviation community has encouraged us to provide a dedicated CONUS event for information sharing, networking and showcasing products across all platforms,” explained Michael Gallo, Managing Director of IDGA Exhibitions. “Our research indicates that both the military and vendor communities are spending heavily on conducting domestic business overseas at large international air events. While these events are important for specific initiatives, much of what’s taking place overseas can and should be done more effectively and efficiently at a CONUS event. IDGA is uniquely positioned to deliver a CONUS event that provides value to all stakeholders in the military aviation community.”
In addition to air asset demonstrations, displays and exhibits, the event also features an important educational aspect: a two-day conference with pre- and post-event workshop days. While the main conference will feature senior military leadership, Program Managers and aviation support personnel discussing their challenges and experiences, industry experts will delve more deeply into particular areas such as maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO), the upgrading of existing avionics, communications and weapons systems and performance-based logistics best practices.
MAASEC is an extension of IDGA’s well-established military aviation portfolio that includes: Helicon, Air-Launched Weapons, Cockpit Avionics, and Aviation Lifecycle Management, among other events that target the C4 and logistics needs of the aviation community.
For more information on participating in IDGA’s Military Air Assets Exhibition & Conference (MAASEC), please visit or contact Alison Sperling at
The Institute for Defense & Government Advancement (IDGA) is a non-partisan information-based organization dedicated to the promotion of innovative ideas in public service and defense. IDGA brings together communities comprised of military, government, vendors and academia for education, networking and advancing the communities in which it serves. For more information, please visit
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Federal Electronics, Inc. Receives Varian Semiconductor Equipment Outstanding Supplier Award

Federal Electronics ~ September 21, 2009,
CRANSTON, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Federal Electronics, Inc., a leading provider of electronic manufacturing services, today announced that it has been presented with a Strategic Supply Chain Award for recognition as an Outstanding Supplier by Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates (VSEA).
Federal Electronics, a supplier of higher level/frame level, circuit card, copper cable and wire harness and fiber optic interconnect assemblies to VSEA for the past 9 years, was honored with the award for exemplary support, quality of product, and flexibility in meeting VSEA’s needs.
Lori Ciano, Director of Supply Chain, stated “Varian Semiconductor has very high standards when it comes to the performance of our key suppliers. The very nature of our volatile industry and the increasingly tighter technical demands of our ultimate customers make meeting our requirements all the more difficult. Recognizing those facts, your accomplishments are even more outstanding and your contribution therefore even more valuable.”
“We are honored to have been selected by Varian Semiconductor as the first EMS provider to have received this prestigious award,” said Federal Electronics Vice President Edward Evangelista. “The quality, delivery, and flexibility demands placed upon semiconductor equipment manufacturers are some of the most stringent and exhaustive within the electronics industry. We are proud to be a part of the VSEA supply chain, and this award is the culmination of a great deal of hard work, communication and cooperation by both companies to develop a foundation that allowed us to execute at this level. We look forward to continuing our work with Varian and responding to the demands of this very challenging industry.”
The VSEA Outstanding Supplier Award follows the recent news that Federal Electronics, Inc. has received the Supplier Excellence 4 Star Award from Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems.
About Federal Electronics
Founded in 1948, Federal Electronics, Inc. is a leading electronics manufacturing services (EMS) provider. Based in Cranston, Rhode Island, the company serves the needs of original equipment manufacturers by providing comprehensive production solutions that lower cycle times, control and reduce costs, and create flexible supply chains that are responsive to volume variability. For more information, visit
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Flow International Announces Exercise of Common Share Over-Allotment Option

Flow International Corporation ~ September 21, 2009,
Flow International Corp.
KENT, Wash., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Flow International Corporation (Nasdaq: FLOW - News), the world's leading developer and manufacturer of industrial waterjet machines for cutting and cleaning applications, today announced that the underwriters of its public offering of 7,825,000 of its common shares have exercised, in full, their over-allotment option to purchase an additional 1,173,750 shares of common stock at the public offering price of $2.10 per share. Total net proceeds to the Company from the entire offering, including the over-allotment, are approximately $ 17.2 million.
Flow intends to use the net proceeds from the offering for the repayment of debt under its credit facility and for general corporate purposes.
Roth Capital Partners, LLC acted as the sole underwriter for the offering.
The common stock was offered pursuant to an effective registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Copies of the prospectus and prospectus supplement relating to this offering may be obtained at the SEC's website at or from Roth Capital Partners, LLC by e-mail to, by fax to (949) 720-7227 or by mail to 24 Corporate Plaza Drive, Newport Beach, CA, 92660, Attention: Equity Capital Markets.
About Flow International
Flow International Corporation is the world's leading developer and manufacturer of ultrahigh-pressure waterjet cutting technology to industries including automotive, aerospace, job shop, surface preparation, and more. For more information, visit
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A-T Solutions Appoints Col. Kevin Lutz as Executive Vice President

Former U.S. Army Expert in Counter-IED Operations, Senior Commander of Joint Service and Coalition Forces in Iraq, to Head Global Security Division of Top Anti- and Counterterrorism Company
A-T Solutions Inc. ~ September 21, 2009,
FREDERICKSBURG, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A-T Solutions Inc., a world-class, industry-leading anti- and counterterrorism, intelligence and professional services firm based in Fredericksburg, Va., announced today the appointment of retired Col. Kevin Lutz as executive vice president of global security solutions. Lutz was previously commanding officer of the U.S. Army’s 52nd Ordnance Group (EOD) stationed at Fort Gillem, Ga., and recently returned from Iraq, where he commanded Multi-National Corps Iraq's Counter-IED Brigade, Combined Joint Task Force Troy.
“Col. Lutz is a tremendous addition to our executive team,” said Ken Falke, A-T Solutions CEO. “His extensive operational experience as a commander of counter-IED programs and combat missions is an absolute asset to the company’s ability to deliver top-quality relevant training and solutions that address the current needs of our forces.”
Lutz brings to A-T Solutions more than 26 years of experience in Department of Defense Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD), counter-improvised explosive devices (IED), counter-insurgency and combating weapons of mass destruction, in addition to planning, operations, training, programs and resource management. He also brings eight years of experience in commanding Army and joint organizations and served as a commander during three combat tours. An experienced leader, Lutz will play a critical role in developing and implementing strategies that support the company’s objective of expanding the services and solutions of its global security business unit.
“I am honored to be a part of the A-T Solutions team,” said Lutz. “The company is a recognized leader in supporting global security challenges, and I’m eager to help them continue to grow and serve the mission-critical needs of our military and homeland security requirements.”
A-T Solutions employees are former military Master Training Specialists (MTS), Intelligence Professionals, Master EOD Technicians and Special Operations personnel and technologists with unmatched backgrounds in education, training and technology.
A-T Solutions was recently ranked in the Inc. 5000 as one of the fastest-growing private companies in the country, placing it in the top 100 of companies within its industry and in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area.
About A-T Solutions
A-T Solutions Inc. is the industry’s leading anti- and counterterrorism and intelligence professional services firm. A-T Solutions was acquired by CoVant in February 2008. The company provides outstanding support in intelligence, global security, training solutions, technology solutions, and logistics and mission support. Clients include the DoD, DOS, DHS, DOJ, the intelligence community and the private sector. A-T Solutions employs approximately 400 professionals and has offices in Fredericksburg, Vienna and Virginia Beach, Va.; San Diego, Calif.; Orlando and Niceville, Fla.; and Anacortes, Wash. In May 2009, A-T Solutions completed the acquisition of Accelligence LLC, a provider of operational, technical, analytical, instructional and commercial operational support to the intelligence community. For more information, please visit
About CoVant
Founded by former executives of Anteon International, CoVant invests in and provides strategic, financial and operational resources to a portfolio of companies specializing in technology solutions that serve the needs of the homeland security, defense and intelligence communities. With an experienced team of business executives and a respected board of former government and military leaders, CoVant delivers a unique and highly strategic approach to maximizing company growth and value. Visit for more information.
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Pratt & Whitney Canada Lethbridge, Alberta Facility Reaches New Milestone

Pratt & Whitney Canada ~ September 21, 2009,
LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - 09/21/09) - Pratt & Whitney Canada's (P&WC) Lethbridge, Alberta assembly plant celebrated the delivery of its 10,000th engine, a PT6A engine to Air Tractor, Inc. The landmark engine, a PT6A-60AG produced for Air Tractor's AT-602 aircraft, is a member of the PT6A series of engines, which continues to offer unmatched performance, reliability and value in the 500 - 2,000 shaft horsepower class. P&WC is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX - News) company.
"This is a great milestone for our Lethbridge facility, which has been assembling high-quality PT6 engines for our customers for more than 15 years," said Benoit Beaudoin, Vice President, Operations, P&WC. "The 10,000th engine delivery is a testament to the plant's excellent capabilities and the result of great teamwork."
For more than 30 years, Air Tractor has been a leading agricultural plane manufacturer worldwide.
The Lethbridge facility officially opened its doors in May 1993. Today, it is P&WC's Centre of Excellence for low and high power PT6 engines, the most dependable and popular engine in its class. The PT6 has captured more than 100 applications for business, commuter, utility and trainer aircraft with major manufacturers.
In July, a Regional Service Centre was opened in Lethbridge to offer a wide range of world-class engine maintenance and support services for P&WC engine customers. The centre performs light and heavy maintenance on PT6, JT15D, PW100 and PW500 engine series, as well as light maintenance for the PW600 engine series.
P&WC now counts over 10,000 operators all around the world - demonstrating that the company has a winning strategy in place with new-generation, green engines and unmatched support. Customers can rely on over 30 company-owned and designated service facilities, a 24/7 Customer First Centre for expert and rapid assistance, and an extensive parts distribution network to deliver unmatched frontline service.
With field support representatives on all major continents, mobile repair teams available around the clock, and the largest pool of P&WC rental and exchange engines in the industry, P&WC's goal is to go the extra mile to keep its customers flying.
Pratt & Whitney Canada, based in Longueuil, Quebec, is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines powering business, general aviation and regional aircraft and helicopters. The company also manufactures auxiliary power units and industrial gas turbines. United Technologies, based in Hartford, Conn., USA, is a diversified company providing high technology products and services to the global aerospace and building industries.

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GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms Secures 3U VPX Order From General Dynamics Land Systems

Abrams Evolutionary Design program to provide more rugged computing power in smaller space
GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms ~ September 21, 2009
General Electric Co.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms, a unit of GE Enterprise Solutions, today announced that it had secured an order from General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS) of Sterling Heights, MI for 3U VPX single board computers, graphics processors, disk subsystems and switches in support of GDLS’s work on the Abrams Evolutionary Design (AED) program for the M1A2 tank. The AED is the design development program for future Abrams tank computer systems and will see the gradual replacement of 6U VME-based systems supplied by GE Fanuc to GDLS for the Abrams Continuous Electronics Enhancement Program (CEEP) and System Enhancement Program (SEP V2). The AED program is expected to be at least equal to the scope and value of the CEEP program.
Importantly, all these GE Fanuc products comply with the REDI (Ruggedized Enhanced Design Implementation) VITA 48 standard. The REDI/VITA 48 standard provides guidelines that enable designers to develop boards that are capable of operation in the harsh environments typical of military operations. They also provide the Army with a Line Replaceable Module (LRM) solution that makes Level Two Maintenance possible, insuring faster, more cost-effective repair and replacement in the field – a key requirement for the armed forces.
“The requirement for the Abrams Evolutionary Design is to provide the tank with significantly greater computing power but with a smaller footprint, allowing even more capabilities to be built in to the Abrams’ confined space,” said Peter Cavill, General Manager, Military & Aerospace at GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms. “Our 3U VPX solution allows this to be possible. We have a long history with GDLS and the highly successful CEEP program, and our hope is that our two companies can continue to work together to make the AED program equally successful.”
The order from GDLS includes the following GE Fanuc products:
*SBC310 3U VPX Freescale Power Architecture 8641D single board computer
*SBC340 3U VPX Intel Core™2 Duo single board computer
*GRA110 3U VPX NVIDIA G73 graphics processor
*PEX430 3U VPX PCI Express switch and PMC/XMC carrier
*GBX410 3U VPX 16-port Gigabit Ethernet switch
*SDD910 3U VPX solid state SATA disk module
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About GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms
GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms, a joint venture between General Electric Company (NYSE: GE - News) and FANUC LTD of Japan, is an experienced high-performance technology company and a global provider of hardware, software, services, and expertise in automation and embedded computing. We offer a unique foundation of agile, advanced and ultra-reliable technology that provides customers a sustainable advantage in the industries they serve, including energy, water, consumer packaged goods, government & defense, and telecommunications. GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms is a worldwide company headquartered in Charlottesville, VA and is part of GE Enterprise Solutions. For more information, visit
About GE Enterprise Solutions
GE Enterprise Solutions elevates customers' productivity and profitability with integrated solutions using sensors and non-destructive testing; security and life safety technologies; power system protection and control; and plant automation and embedded computing systems. Enterprise Solutions' high-tech, high-growth businesses include Sensing & Inspection Technologies, Security, Digital Energy, and GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms. The business has 17,000 problem-solving employees in more than 60 countries around the world.
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Manhattan Scientifics, Inc. Announces Exclusive License with Carpenter Technology Corporation

Carpenter Plans to Manufacture & Market Super Strong Metals Utilizing the Patented Manhattan System
Manhattan Scientifics Inc. ~ September 21, 2009,
Carpenter Technology Corp.
Manhattan Scientifics, Inc.
LOS ALAMOS, N.M. and READING, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Manhattan Scientifics, Inc. (OTCBB: MHTX - News) announced the signing of a contract with Carpenter Technology Corporation (NYSE: CRS - News), wherein Carpenter will fully develop, manufacture and market a new class of high strength metals under an exclusive license from Manhattan Scientifics and the Los Alamos National Laboratory. The contract includes minimum annual payments to Manhattan Scientifics during a 4-year period, together with royalty payments as a percent of gross sales.
Manhattan Scientifics previously acquired the exclusive perpetual U.S. license to a family of patents that have been developed by scientists at the Los Alamos National Laboratory and in Russia.
The proprietary process will enable super-strength metals and alloys to make products that weigh far less than in the past and without significant cost premiums. A patented new form of titanium metal originally developed by Russian scientists, in concert with scientists at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, is expected initially to significantly improve medical prosthetics. Studies have shown that bone integrates with these new metals up to 20 times faster than with conventional metals. In December 2008, FDA approval was received for the $2 billion dental implant market. Carpenter is studying and considering other applications, including the transportation industry, where stronger, lighter metals may impact fuel economy.
“Carpenter continues to forge ahead as the leading developer of stainless steels and specialty alloys,” said Anne L. Stevens, Carpenter’s chairman and chief executive officer. “Our relationship with Manhattan Scientifics will ultimately give us new, cutting-edge manufacturing techniques that we can apply to many of our alloys to service an increasing global need for high strength materials.”
Manny Tsoupanarias, Manhattan’s CEO, said, “Carpenter Technology Corporation, a billion dollar multi-national organization, is exactly the kind of manufacturing partner we were looking for to bring our superior ultrafine grain metals to market throughout the world.” CEO Tsoupanarias continued, “The contract will provide quick and sustained revenue to Manhattan Scientifics. Moreover, we anticipate positive cash flow, reliable revenue and profitability during the next 12 months. This is a major breakthrough for our 8,600 shareholders.”
Marvin Maslow, Manhattan’s Chairman Emeritus, said, “Under Manny Tsoupanarias’s leadership, Manhattan Scientifics has re-invented itself. We have now demonstrated the efficacy of our business model by partnering with Carpenter. Manhattan’s objective has always been to identify and ‘partner’ with industrial manufacturers and marketers. The Carpenter relationship will become the tipping point to our success.”
In addressing Manhattan Scientifics, Mr. Maslow said, “We continue to be in close contact with brilliant scientists employed at the U.S. government’s multi-billion-dollar national security laboratories, who are developing disruptive, sea-change technologies. Manhattan’s goal is to show them the commercial path, provide them the capital, the courage and leadership under partnership arrangements with us. Manhattan will continue to demonstrate its ability in this respect, and plans to repeat the Carpenter-type experience with other large industrial corporations in other technical areas as it moves forward to create significant profit for its shareholders.”
About Manhattan Scientifics, Inc.:
Manhattan Scientifics’ business model capitalizes on inventions and technology from which profits may be earned primarily through licensing. Operations include identifying, developing, patenting, supporting and marketing technical innovations by harvesting top technology talent to bring game-changing technology to the market. Manhattan’s science team includes technology leaders like Dr. Martin Cooper, inventor of the cellular telephone, Dr. Arthur Kaufman, founder of H-Power, Dr. Terry Lowe, nano-science pioneer, and Donald Sandstrom, a 42-year veteran of the Los Alamos National Laboratory and a Materials Science expert. Information about Manhattan Scientifics can be found on the Internet at
About Carpenter Technology Corporation:
Carpenter Technology Corporation (NYSE:CRS - News), based in Wyomissing, Pa., produces and distributes specialty alloys, including stainless steels, titanium alloys and superalloys, and various engineered products. Information about Carpenter Technology can be found on the Internet at
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Universal Detection Technology Enters Agreement for Distribution of Biological Weapon Detection Equipment in Israel

UNDT to Exhibit at ASIS International 2009 – Booth #375
Universal Detection Technology ~ September 21, 2009,
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Universal Detection Technology ( (OTCBB: UNDT), a developer of early-warning monitoring technologies to protect people from bioterrorism and other infectious health threats and provider of counter-terrorism consulting and training services, announced yesterday that it has signed a distribution agreement with M.D. Peled Consulting & Engineering Services (Israel) Ltd, an Israeli supplier of security technology systems.
Under the new agreement, M.D. Peled will market and distribute Universal Detection Technology's Bio-Weapon Detection Systems to government and private sector users in Israel.
"Universal Detection Technology’s partnership with M.D. Peled is a testament to our commitment to equip organizations in the public, private and commercial sector with the tools to help mitigate the risk of bioterrorism attacks," said Jacques Tizabi, CEO of Universal Detection Technology. "UNDT’s Bioweapons Detection Systems are being used right now by government agencies, defense contractors and first responders on the front lines of areas that experience bioterrorism everyday, both domestically and internationally,” said Tizabi.
M.D. Peled will distribute UNDT’s five agent handheld biodetection kits, which recently received certification by the Department of Homeland Security under the SAFETY Act.
Universal Detection Technology will showcase its TS-10-5-agent biodetection kit at ASIS International 2009 (booth #375) in Anaheim, California September 21–24, 2009. Participants can witness live and taped demonstrations of the biodetection kits. Members of UNDT’s executive team, including R&D and business development, will be present to answer questions about the product and the company.
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About Universal Detection Technology
Universal Detection Technology is a developer of monitoring technologies, including bioterrorism detection devices. The company on its own and with development partners is positioned to capitalize on opportunities related to Homeland Security. For example, Universal Detection Technology, in cooperation with NASA, has developed a bacterial spore detector that detects certain biohazard substances. The company is also a reseller of handheld assays used for detection of five bioterrorism agents, radiation detection systems and antimicrobial products.
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Except for historical information contained herein, the statements in this news release are forward-looking statements that involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which may cause Universal Detection’s (the Company) actual results, performance and achievement in the future to differ materially from forecasted results, performance and achievement. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly release the result of any revisions to these forward-looking statements that may be made to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof, or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events or changes in the Company's plans or expectations.

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