Wednesday, October 7, 2009

BAE Systems Receives $13 Million U.S. Army AMCOM Contract For Up-Armored HIMARS Cabs

BAE Systems ~ October 7, 2009
HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BAE Systems announced today the award of a $13.97 million contract from the Army Aviation and Missile Life Cycle Management Command (AMCOM), to manufacture 64 Increased Crew Protection (ICP) cab upgrade kits for the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS). The contract also includes 65 cab up-armor appliqué kits and spares.
The ICP cabs and appliqué kits will replace unarmored cabs on Army and U.S. Marine Corps HIMARS vehicles, and they will be produced and completed in Sealy, Texas by October 2010. It is based on the combat proven Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV) built by BAE Systems. Serving as the common manufacturer for the FMTV and HIMARS system chassis, BAE Systems offers the Army and Marine Corps the ability to apply technology, parts commonality and lessons learned across the two platforms.
“This cab provides a new level of crew protection for soldiers and Marines and ensures they maintain a high level of tactical mobility,” said Dennis Morris, president of Global Tactical Systems, BAE Systems. “This upgrade represents BAE Systems’ support of the HIMARS program and our ability to modernize and upgrade the existing HIMARS fleet.”
A unique design to BAE Systems, the HIMARS ICP cab is armored and has more than 40 enhancements from previous cab designs to make it the safest, most reliable chassis available for HIMARS crews. The ICP is designed to protect its crew from ballistic attack, mine blast, foreign object debris, and the fumes associated with rocket launch. Key enhancements include: improved crew survivability, hatch and door ergonomics, cab entry and exit, pressurization and water entry sealing. Composite materials were used to meet mission essential transportability requirements.
BAE Systems has produced the HIMARS platform since its introduction in 2003. HIMARS is a rocket and missile carrier that accommodates the entire family of Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) munitions, including all variants of the Guided MLRS rocket and Army Tactical Missile System missiles.
BAE Systems employs more than 3,000 people at its production facility in Sealy. The facility has more than 900,000 square feet of manufacturing, storage and office space on approximately 200 acres. The Sealy facility has established itself as a world-class designer, volume manufacturer and through-life supporter of high-quality, best value, military tactical vehicles, including more than 56,000 FMTVs and trailers in 29 variants.
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GATR Technologies Awarded Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Contract with US Navy SPAWAR

GATR Technologies ~ October 7, 2009
HUNTSVILLE, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--GATR Technologies® announced today that it has been awarded a contract, and its first two task orders, from the Department of the Navy Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic to supply satellite terminals to the Department of Defense and other agencies as an evolutionary technology insertion to reduce the tactical footprint of large-aperture, deployed satellite communications systems. The term of the contract is 1 year with four 1 year options with a total ceiling value of $26M.
GATR Technologies is a small business specializing in supplying inflatable antenna systems to the Department of Defense, diplomatic and intelligence agencies. “This contract type allows us to respond and deliver more effectively to DoD and other agencies that wish to field our technology,” states Paul Gierow, President at GATR Technologies. “We’re proud to serve the American Warfighter with quality communications systems that really impact the way our soldiers, airmen, sailors and marines send and receive information in remote or forward deployed situations.”
About the GATR Antenna System
The GATR Antenna System is a deployable inflatable satellite communication terminal serving the military, public safety and broadcast sectors. GATR’s unique inflatable design enables deployment of a 1.8, and 2.4 meter terminals in as few as two airline checkable cases, simplifying transportation and set-up, and making it ideal for first-in deployments, remote applications and contingency scenarios. The patented design combines the transmission power advantages of a large aperture / high-bandwidth antenna with the low weight and portability of a much smaller antenna.
About GATR Technologies
Incorporated in 2004, GATR Technologies develops and manufactures the inflatable satellite communications terminal. GATR’s unique, patented design enables deployment of large aperture satellite terminals packaged in as few as two airline checkable cases, making it ideal for first-in deployments, remote applications and contingency scenarios where transportation and space are limited (includes Military, Public Safety, and Broadcast markets). GATR also provides custom engineering services in these markets. More information on GATR can be found at
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Bio-Clean International, Inc. Affiliated Entity, American Bio-Clean Corporation, Wins Award through Federal Bidding System

Bio-Clean International, Inc. ~ October 7, 2009
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bio-Clean International, Inc. (Pink Sheets:BCLE - News) ( announced today that the Company’s affiliated entity, American Bio-Clean Corporation (, a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) has been awarded a purchase order from an RFQ (request for quote) from the federal bidding system, BidSync ( BidSync finds state, local and federal bid solicitations and routes them to their web site to companies that are registered to provide material and services to the Federal government. BidSync has listed over 30 million government RFP notifications.
John P. Finn, Executive VP and Director of Bio-Clean International, Inc. and President of American Bio-Clean Corporation stated, “The award of this purchase order was for our customized parts washer and degreasers for vehicle and aircraft equipment and unique weapons cleaning machines that are now being used at major military installations, especially in critical combat war zones which require dependable equipment that American Bio-Clean has provided for over ten years.”
Mr. Finn went on to say, “Being successful in receiving new Federal contract awards directly from BidSync is one more major step toward success for the Company. This order reflects the confidence that the Federal Supply System has in the ability of American Bio-Clean to play a more integral role in the military supply system. We are pleased with this show of confidence in ABC for manufacturing, shipping, and delivery of the equipment designated by our National Stock Number in a manner desired by our military, within the established budget. We are excited that ABC will now have the ability to receive and increase its business with additional new contracts from the Department of Defense now and in the future.”
About Bio-Clean International, Inc.:
Bio-Clean International, Inc. recognizes the intense problems facing our environment from toxic materials, and the critical value provided for our Company in providing environmentally sound and cost effective solutions for our exclusive, non toxic bio-remediation systems. Our environmentally safe, EPA certified, bio-remediation fluids provide an environmentally safe solution for a variety of critical functions, including weapon systems cleaning and equipment maintenance for the US military in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other key military installations throughout the world. Our exclusive products and machines have been tested and shown to be the very best representation of "Clean Technology" available today.
Our majority-owned subsidiary, American Bio-Tech Cleaning, Inc. (ABT), designs and manufactures customized parts and weapons washing/cleaning systems that are eco-friendly, using a water-based cleaning fluid integrated with a self contained bio-remediation process. We also own a minority interest in American Bio-Clean Corporation (ABC), which markets and distributes our cleaning fluids and parts/weapons cleaning machines. ABC is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) that is certified and meets the Federal-mandated 3% minority spending requirements. Similar mandated spending requirements adopted by most states vary from 3% to 20%. Additionally, many private sector companies have targeted goals for suppliers.
We also maintain a minority interest in Veterans Training Corporation, (VTC), which is also a SDVOSB business based in Southern California and provides a wide range of training programs for a variety of clients including the US Department of Defense. In addition, VTC provides training programs for the private sector such as its OSHA safety-training programs for the construction industry.
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Free Pills from Government Boost Potassium Iodide Sales sees increased demand for emergency radiation drug ~ October 7, 2009
MOORESVILLE, N.C., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The recent localized government handout of samples of potassium iodide has sky-rocketed sales for online merchant Recent retail orders of Iosat(TM) Potassium Iodide have increased by almost 400% and wholesale orders to vendors and medical facilities have surged as well for the authorized national distributor.
A limited supply of potassium iodide tablets was handed out to people residing within 10 miles of select nuclear plants. However, radiation would not stop at the 10-mile mark, as radioactive iodine from the Chernobyl disaster blanketed the population for over 300 miles. "People from all over are realizing that they should stockpile an adequate supply of potassium iodide and are purchasing the individual retail packs of FDA-approved full-strength 130mg tablets from our website," said Troy Jones, president of "From parents to hospitals, it seems everyone is stocking up right now. We are getting volume orders from the Middle East and Asia as well."
Stockpiling of potassium iodide is recommended by health officials worldwide to prevent thyroid cancer of those exposed to radioactive iodine in the event of a nuclear reactor accident or detonation of a nuclear bomb. FDA-approved in 1982, individually foil-sealed Iosat Potassium Iodide is available without a prescription and was granted a 7-year shelf life by the FDA. More information about FDA-approved potassium iodide can be found online at, celebrating its 10th year in business, is an Internet-based supplier of radiation emergency preparedness products that protect against dirty bomb radiation, nuclear reactor accidents and nuclear weapon fallout, and are used for radiation therapy/decontamination in hospitals. The company was founded in 1999 as a means of supplying FDA-approved Iosat(TM) Potassium Iodide directly to the general public and now has international sales programs throughout Canada, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. In early 2009, sold 5.4 million doses of FDA-approved ThyroShield(TM) Liquid Potassium Iodide to Kuwait's Ministry of Health and expects Government Emergency Preparedness grants and civilian orders to continue to drive sales of all its products well into 2010.
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Digital Ally Receives $3 Million-Plus Order From Turkish Police Department

Digital Ally, Inc. ~ Wednesday October 7, 2009
OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Digital Ally, Inc. (Nasdaq: DGLY - News), which develops, manufactures and markets advanced video surveillance products for law enforcement, homeland security and commercial security applications, today announced that it has received an order from the Turkish Police department for DVM-750 In-Car Digital Video Systems valued at over three million U.S. dollars.
Working closely with its sales representative in Turkey, Mesan Inc., Digital Ally has been awarded a contract from the General Directorate of Police. In Turkey, the police forces are responsible for law enforcement in cities and certain other locations, including airports. Traffic police are responsible for the safety of transportation and also work with the registration of vehicles. The Turkish Police also play a large role in important intelligence and counter-terrorist operations.
The order for DVM-750 systems is expected to be shipped to the General Directorate of Police in the fourth quarter of 2009. This first substantial order from a foreign country for Digital Ally's new DVM-750 system illustrates the acceptance and appeal of the new features incorporated into the product, not only in the United States, but internationally as well.
As announced several weeks ago, Digital Ally, through its sales representative, Mesan, Inc., was awarded a smaller initial contract in July 2009 for DVM-500 Plus In-Car Digital Video Systems from the Turkish Gendarmerie, a branch of the Ministry of Interior that is responsible for the maintenance of public order in areas that fall outside the jurisdiction of police forces. The Gendarmerie, an armed security and law enforcement agency that is military in nature, is also responsible for internal security and general border control. The DVM-500 Plus systems have already been shipped and will be placed into service in the Istanbul district.
"We are very pleased to announce these initial orders from Turkey, which illustrate how our expanding international presence and positive feedback from satisfied customers continue to broaden the Company's customer base in a growing number of countries," commented Stanton E. Ross, Chief Executive Officer of Digital Ally, Inc. "Once the DVM systems have been deployed and their effectiveness is demonstrated in the field, we expect to receive additional orders from both Turkish law enforcement agencies."
About Digital Ally, Inc.
Digital Ally, Inc. develops, manufactures and markets advanced technology products for law enforcement, homeland security and commercial security applications. The Company's primary focus is digital video imaging and storage. For additional information, visit
The Company is headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas, and its shares are traded on The Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbol "DGLY".
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European groups fear derivatives clampdown-FT

LONDON, Oct 7 (Reuters) - Some of Europe's biggest industrial companies may need to raise tens of billions of euros because of a proposed regulatory crackdown on "over-the-counter" derivatives, The Financial Times reported on Wednesday.
E.ON (EONGn.DE), Europe's largest utility group, said it could have to raise about 7.5 billion euros ($11.05 billion) in new credit lines or extra cash reserves if proposals from the European Commission were passed, the FT reported.
"It will have a big impact ... We were very surprised by the proposals, as using derivatives is just a normal part of hedging business risk," Verena Volpert, head of finance at Eon, told the FT.
The FT also said Siemens (SIEGn.DE) would need more than 1 billion euros in new credit lines or cash.
Regulators in the United States and Brussels are insisting that OTC derivatives be shifted to formal exchanges and processed through clearing houses. Non-financial companies fear this would oblige them to set aside extra cash to guarantee those trades, the FT said.
E.ON and Siemens could not be immediately reached for comment. ($1=.6788 Euro) ($1=.6276 Pound)
(Reporting by Jon Carter; Editing by Gary Hill)
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Boeing eyes defense, commercial uses for trailers

WASHINGTON, Oct 6 (Reuters) - Boeing Co (BA.N), looking to win more business as the U.S. Defense Department seeks to bolster support to soldiers, said on Tuesday that it sees many applications for a family of advanced trailers it has developed that can be used to retrieve damaged military vehicles from hostile environments.
The trailers, which are in the testing phase, can evacuate and recover hard-to-move vehicles that weigh as much as 80,000 pounds, and will roll on rough terrain. The system uses hydraulic lifts and winches to pull vehicles onto a trailer bed so they can be taken to a safe location for repairs.
The trailers, which can be tilted, lowered or raised, can also be used to transport military cargo.
Boeing said the trailers can curb the amount of equipment, number of people and time it takes to recover a damaged armored truck.
The aerospace and defense company said it has been awarded a contract to build two of the trailers under the Joint Capability Technology Demonstration (JCTD) program, a U.S. initiative that speeds the development and delivery of certain military capabilities. The contract is expected to be announced this week.
"Once it gets through the testing, we think there's literally a market for thousands of these types of vehicles," Daniel Afflick, director of ground forces support solutions for Boeing, told a briefing at the Association of the U.S. Army conference in Washington.
"I don't have to tell you that the ground customers especially are skeptical of a solution has not been proven," he added.
In June, Boeing said it won a $5.2 million contract to cover testing and certification from the U.S. Marine Corps to build four of these trailer systems that can retrieve Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles, armored trucks that are being used by troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Afflick said the trailers also had commercial uses, in industries such as logging and mining.
"We're looking at customer applications in a lot of different areas," he said.
(Reporting by Karen Jacobs; Editing by Richard Chang)

US Navy vows focus on quality ships, affordability

* Nearly all fixed-price contracts
* Tougher line on requirements
* Aggressive engagement with contractors
By Andrea Shalal-Esa
WASHINGTON, Oct 6 (Reuters) - The Navy, buffeted by years of cost overruns and delays in shipbuilding, on Tuesday said it was implementing a host of measures to address past problems and deliver quality ships at affordable prices going forward.
"Our job is to drive the cost of these ships down as much as possible," Rear Admiral William Landay, the Navy's program executive officer for ships, told reporters.
Navy Secretary Ray Mabus and Chief of Naval Operations Gary Roughead had been "very adamant" about the need to make ships and everything else the Navy does more affordable, he said.
Landay outlined a series of measures aimed at getting a grip on costs, including keeping tighter control of military requirements, and evaluating early on whether moves to scale back requirements slightly could lead to big cost benefits.
Landay is managing construction of 20 major surface ships and more than 190 small boats and other watercraft for U.S. agencies and allied nations, and projects for work on 25 to 30 additional major ships over the next five years.
The bulk of the work is done at a few large shipyards, but about 25 shipyards work with the Navy in total. The biggest Navy partners are General Dynamics Corp (GD.N), Northrop Grumman Corp (NOC.N) and Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT.N).
Landay said the changes had emerged over the past year, and were less the result of one key trigger than the growing realization of many officials that management of Navy shipbuilding programs needed better oversight.
In addition to boosting his staff by 25 percent or 67 people, the Navy was also using more fixed price deals which shifted responsibility for any cost overruns to contractors.
The Navy was also putting more emphasis on reducing technological risk in programs and ensuring that its ship designs were more mature before construction began, he said.
"We have drawn a line in the sand with ourselves and said we are not going to start ship construction until the designs are very mature," Landay told reporters.
The Navy was also getting more active in its management of contractors, focusing more on the efficiency of production, work flows at the shipyards, increased automation, reduced manning, efficient energy usage and other factors.
"In the past, we've often times been too passive. Now we're trying to be far more aggressive," he said, noting that the emphasis was shifting to managing and evaluating the performance of the companies, not their individual programs.
Landay said the Navy revamped its acquisition plans for Littoral Combat Ships built by Lockheed and General Dynamics after realizing that proceeding with two different designs would not allow the Navy to meet a congressional cost cap of $460 million in fiscal 2010, as required.
He said the first Lockheed LCS ship cost about $637 million and the first General Dynamics ship would likely come in around $704 million when it was delivered by the end of the year.
Landay said the Navy expected to release the cost of the third and fourth ships, which are on fixed-rate contracts, within two to three weeks, now that it had switched plans on how to proceed with the next ships in the class.
(Reporting by Andrea Shalal-Esa; Editing Bernard Orr)

US House,Senate negotiators fund 2nd F-35 engine

* U.S. Senate passes military spending bill
* Bill negotiators fund total $6 bln for 30 F-35s
* U.S. House may vote Thursday on compromise bill
(Adds Pentagon, White House reaction, Senate passage) By Andrea Shalal-Esa
WASHINGTON, Oct 6 (Reuters) - U.S. House and Senate negotiators defied a White House veto threat and agreed on Tuesday to include $560 million in the fiscal 2010 defense authorization bill for an alternate F-35 engine, several sources familiar with the talks told Reuters.
President Barack Obama and Defense Secretary Robert Gates have repeatedly said they oppose funding for the second F-35 engine, which is being built by General Electric Co (GE.N) and Britain's Rolls-Royce Group Plc (RR.L) given mounting pressures on the U.S. defense budget. But administration officials issued more cautious statements on Tuesday, which several sources said signalled that the White House was easing off its veto threat.
"If the final bill this year once again calls for further investment in a second engine, the department will carefully evaluate the impact of that before making a recommendation to the president about whether or not to veto the legislation," said Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morrell. "We need to see the whole bill," said Kenneth Baer, press secretary for the White House budget office. The White House had said Obama's advisers would recommend a veto if the final bill would "seriously disrupt" the F-35
program, but that phrase left officials some "wiggle room," said one congressional aide, who asked not to be identified. Morrell's response to the move was "pretty qualified," said a second congressional aide, noting that this case clearly differed from the F-22 fighter, which lawmakers agreed to halt after a direct and forceful veto threat from the president.
"People just weren't willing to fall on their swords for this one," said the second aide. Congress has funded work on the second engine for 13 years, eager to support high-paying jobs and maintain competition in a weapons program that is valued at over $100 billion over time. If Congress prevails in funding the engine this year, it would be the fourth straight year that it has overriddenefforts by the Pentagon to scrap the program.
Funding for the second engine was in addition to the program budget, and did not reduce the Pentagon's $6 billion request to buy 30 F-35 fighters, said two sources, who were not authorized to speak on the record. The conferees were due to meet again on Wednesday to finalize the compromise bill, which authorizes Pentagon programs, followed by a vote in the full House on Thursday.
Separately, the Senate approved a separate measure that actually funds Pentagon programs. The Senate's fiscal 2010 appropriations bill included no funding for the second engine program, but Senator Daniel Inouye, who heads the Senate Appropriations Committee, favors
funding the engine, which means the compromise version of that bill is likely to include some money for it as well.
Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT.N) builds the F-35 fighter. Pratt & Whitney, a unit of United Technologies Corp (UTX.N), which builds the airplane's main engine, has lobbied hard to shore up support for proceeding with just one engine for the fighter. Pratt spokesman Jay DeFrank said the bill was not yet done,and the administration's reaction could still affect its final outcome. GE spokesman Rick Kennedy said the GE-Rolls team had not been formally notified of what the congressional negotiators decided, but funding for the competing F-35 engine would be "a victory for acquisition reform."
Proponents of the second engine, which Congress first began more than a decade ago, argue that competition is imperative in a program involving over 3,000 engines. They say the Pentagon's own studies conclude it would save $2.2 billion over time by keeping both engine teams on their toes. The initial House version of the fiscal 2010 defense authorization bill included $603 million in funding for the alternate engine, while the Senate included none.
Morrell last week said the department was also concerned about ensuring that Congress did not cut the number of airplanes in the program or shift development funds, whichcould increase the cost of the program in the longer term.

North Korea Has Stockpiles of Biological Weapons According to Report; Universal Detection Technology to be Selected by U.S. Department of Commerce....

North Korea Has Stockpiles of Biological Weapons According to Report; Universal Detection Technology to be Selected by U.S. Department of Commerce to Prepare South Korea
In Response to a South Korean Defense Ministry Report on the North Korean Bio-threat, UNDT to Become Featured U.S. Exporter of Bioterrorism Equipment to South Korea
Universal Detection Technology ~ October 6, 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 today that it will become a featured exporter of biological weapon detection equipment in South Korea. The U.S. Department of Commerce's Commercial Service will assist UNDT in the listing. According to a South Korean defense ministry report issued yesterday, the North Korean regime is capable of unleashing 13 types of lethal biological agents.
In one of the most detailed assessments of the dictatorship’s biological weapons arsenal, the report said that North Korea has the ability to launch as many as 13 kinds of viral and bacterial attacks. In a submission to the South Korean National Assembly, the defense minister also said that the North has 5,000 tons of chemical weapons, believed to include mustard gas, phosgene and sarin. Among its biological agents are anthrax, cholera, yellow fever, smallpox, typhus, typhoid fever and dysentery.
Universal Detection Technology’s 5-agent Bioterrorism detection kits, the premier product available under the agreement, have been extensively used by first responders and private industry throughout the United States. Testing of the kits by the U.S. DOD as well as the United Kingdom military show that the kits demonstrate no cross-reactivity with near neighbor species and no false positives with commonly encountered "white powders." The kits are designed to test for anthrax, botulinum toxin, Ricin, plague (Y. Pestis) and SEB's in as little as three minutes.
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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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GE Aviation Delivers First X47B Navy Unmanned Combat Air System Landing Gear

Fully dressed production landing gear system ready for first flight
GE Aviation ~ Tuesday October 6, 2009
SANTA ANA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--GE Aviation recently delivered the first fully-dressed landing gear to Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC - News) in support of the X-47B Navy Unmanned Combat Air System Carrier Demonstration (UCAS-D) program.
"This delivery is a major step in supporting the Navy UCAS-D program as Northrop Grumman prepares for first flight later this year,” commented Sagar Patel, president of GE Aviation’s Mechanical Systems business. “We are proud of our landing gear team’s performance in achieving this key milestone. This program is a critical first step to provide the U.S. Navy with insight into how an autonomous aircraft might be integrated into future carrier operations. Performing the first-ever carrier launches and recoveries of an unmanned tailless aircraft of this size will be a historic accomplishment.”
The delivery includes production fully-dressed landing gear that is designed to meet and/or exceed all U.S. Navy carrier landing requirements for a fully loaded UCAS-D aircraft.
The X-47B UCAS landing gear system is designed to endure the challenges and rigors of catapult take-offs and arrested landings on U.S. Navy aircraft carriers at sea. GE is responsible for the design, development, qualification and manufacturing of the fully integrated landing gear system. Due to the demanding mission profiles required for this advanced carrier platform, the landing gear system incorporates the latest technology advancements in steering control from Parker Hannifin as well as anti-skid braking systems from Goodrich Corporation. GE Aviation’s combined systems make it the largest non-partner equipment supplier to the X-47B.
John Hahn, site leader for GE Aviation said, “We’ve had outstanding support from Northrop Grumman. Their involvement, along with the combined expertise of GE Aviation teams from Santa Ana and Duarte, CA, Cincinnati, OH and Yakima, WA contributed to the successful execution of this program. We have a genuine team effort within GE and with our customer."
GE Aviation, an operating unit of General Electric Company (NYSE: GE - News), is a world-leading provider of jet engines, components and integrated systems for military and commercial aircraft. GE Aviation also has a global service network to support these offerings. For more information, visit us at
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