Saturday, January 9, 2010

mPower Emergency Illuminator Wins Innovations Design and Engineering Award in "Portable Power" Category at 2010 International Consumer Electronics

mPower Emergency Illuminator Wins Innovations Design and Engineering Award in "Portable Power" Category at 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas
Defense News ~ LITTLE FALLS, NJ--(Marketwire - 01/08/10) - mPhase Technologies, Inc. (OTC.BB:XDSL - News), the global leader in the development of Power On Command(TM) reserve battery technology, today announced that its consumer products division, mPower Technologies, Inc., has received an additional Innovations Design and Engineering Award at the 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. mPower Technologies has been presented the additional award in the "Portable Power" category for its mPower Emergency Illuminator.
The CES hosts awards programs to honor both industry leaders and groundbreaking products and technologies. Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, engineers, and members of the media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting-edge consumer electronics products across 36 product categories. The mPower Emergency Illuminator also was named an International CES Innovations 2010 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree in the "Personal Electronics Design" category.
"This award spotlights the true importance of the Power On Command(TM) technology that makes the mPower Emergency Illuminator such a distinctive product," said Ron Durando, CEO of mPhase Technologies. "Considering that the US government is giving increasing priority and funding to alternative energy solutions, this is an important time to be recognized for new and innovative battery technology. We are very grateful that CES has chosen to honor us in this way."
The mPower Emergency Illuminator is a precision instrument with a powerful 180 Lumens LED and two separate battery tubes. One tube is for everyday use and holds two CR123 batteries, while the other tube holds mPhase's Power On Command(TM) reserve battery. If the regular CR123 batteries run down, the reserve battery takes over -- even after laying idle for 20 years. The Emergency Illuminator also features a USB port that can be used for charging portable devices such as a cell phone.
About mPhase Technologies, Inc.
mPhase Technologies, Inc. (OTC.BB:XDSL - News) is focused on developing and commercializing a new battery technology featuring Power On Command(TM) which provides a unique way to store energy and manage power that will revolutionize the battery industry. mPhase, through its 100% owned consumer products division mPower Technologies, is marketing its first Power On Command product, The mPower EmergencyText Color Illuminator. For more information, please visit and
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Applied Energetics Receives $10.4 Million Contract From U.S. Marine Corps

Defense News ~ TUCSON, Ariz., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Applied Energetics, Inc., (Nasdaq: AERG) today announced it has been awarded a $10.4 million contract from the U.S. Marine Corps. The contract funds will support field operational support for deployed systems, training of U.S. Marines, procurement of additional systems, development of improvements to allow installation of the system on additional Marine Corps and U.S. Army vehicles, and an engineering package to facilitate future transition of the system to Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP). Due to the sensitivity of the effort, the Customer has requested that no additional details regarding this contract be publicly disclosed.
Joseph Hayden, Chief Operating Officer of Applied Energetics, commented, "We are very pleased to continue supporting the U.S. Marine Corps and to assist them in meeting their most critical operational requirements. We believe our close collaboration over the last year and a half has been an essential element in the success of this program to date, and we believe this follow-on contract is evidence of the Customer's confidence in our product and our Company. I am most proud of the dedication and professionalism of our employees who have been closely integrated with the Marines during the training process for our system and through the Operational Assessment of its performance."
The agreement is a Cost Plus Fixed Fee (CPFF) contract issued by the U.S. Army's Research, Development and Engineering Command (U.S. Army RDECOM – Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD) and funded by the Joint IED Defeat Organization (JIEDDO). The contract period of performance is 12 months.
About Applied Energetics, Inc.
Applied Energetics, Inc., based in Tucson, Arizona, specializes in development and manufacture of advanced high performance lasers, high voltage electronics, advanced optical systems, and integrated guided energy systems for defense, aerospace, industrial, and scientific customers worldwide. Applied Energetics pioneered the development of Laser Guided Energy™ (LGE™) technology, and related solutions for defense and security applications. For more information about Applied Energetics, please visit
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EDAC Technologies Corporation Names Lee K. Barba to Board of Directors

Defense News ~ FARMINGTON, Conn., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- EDAC Technologies Corporation (Nasdaq: EDAC), a diversified designer, manufacturer and servicer of precision components for aerospace and industrial applications, announced that Lee K. Barba has been named to the Company's Board of Directors, effective January 7, 2010. The appointment of Mr. Barba increases the size of the Board from six to seven members.
From 2000 to 2009, Mr. Barba, age 59, was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of thinkorswim Group Inc., a leading online brokerage and investor education firm, which he built through acquisitions prior to its sale to TD AMERITRADE. Prior to that, he was President of Coral Energy L.P., a joint venture of Shell Oil Company focused on deregulated energy markets. Mr. Barba spent eight years in a variety of executive positions with Bankers Trust, including Chief Operating Officer of the Global Investment Bank, and began his career in the brokerage and investment banking industry.
EDAC's Chairman, Daniel C. Tracy, commented, "Lee Barba is an important addition to our Board. He has a track record of building successful businesses, and an appreciation for entrepreneurship and innovation. We welcome his experience and perspective, as we continue our efforts to grow EDAC and achieve the Company's full potential."
Mr. Barba said, "EDAC is fully focused on executing its growth strategy. The Company's ability to satisfy the demands of global customers for high quality engineered products will allow them to capture significant opportunities in their market. I look forward to joining with the Board and management team in their efforts to build shareholder value."
About EDAC Technologies Corporation
EDAC Technologies Corporation is a diversified manufacturing company serving the aerospace and industrial markets. In the aerospace sector, EDAC offers design and manufacturing services for commercial and military aircraft, in such areas as jet engine parts, special tooling, equipment, gauges and components used in the manufacture, assembly and inspection of jet engines. Industrial applications include high-precision fixtures, gauges, dies and molds, as well as the design, manufacture and repair of precision spindles, which are an integral part of machine tools found in virtually every manufacturing environment. EDAC's core competencies include extensive in-house design and engineering capabilities, and facilities equipped with the latest enabling machine tools and manufacturing technologies.
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EADS Defence & Security Awarded Contract to Supply COR(P25) Radio Network to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police "O" Division

IP-Based P25 Digital Public Safety Radio Ensures Efficient and Secure Communication; COR(P25) Radio Communication Network Will Secure the G8 Summit Set for June 2010; The Network Will Expand as Part of a Major Crown Project for the RCMP as a P25 Mission Critical Region Operation Communication System
Defense News ~ OTTAWA--(Marketwire - 01/08/10) - EADS Defence & Security is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the contract for deployment of its COR(P25) digital radio communications network to service the RCMP "O" Division critical communications in the province of Ontario, Canada. The contract includes the rollout of a state of the art, open standard P25 IP-based digital public safety radio communication network and command and control centers that will expand across Ontario as the new Central Region Operation Communication System. The P25 digital communication network will also be used as the primary means to provide secure wireless communication during the upcoming G8 being held in Canada in June 2010.
The rollout is a multi-step approach with a number of phases. Phase 1 of the project will be implemented in time for exclusive use to secure the G8 Summit and be spread out across a 360km corridor in Ontario. The second and larger phase will extend the network to cover the entire province and replace the existing Central Region Operation Communication System.
"We are pleased to have been awarded this contract for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police," said Steve Shanck, General Manager for P25 radio network solutions. "Unlike other applications, the RCMP will not operate both trunking and conventional networks, but will fast track the new P25 system across the province. As the market adoption of P25 radio increases, our COR(P25) solution will continue to demonstrate market leadership as have our hundreds of mission critical radio networks around the world."
As an IP-based, open-standard (Project P25) digital trunked solution, COR(P25) allows P25 and non-P25 radios to operate together on one core architecture, providing operators full autonomy and control over the radio network.
"This contract is a concrete illustration of EADS's commitment to expanding our operations in Canada," Pierre Delestrade, CEO, EADS Canada, said. "We have consistently demonstrated our willingness to increase the P25 market throughout Canada as evidenced by our investment in the Gatineau, Quebec centre of excellence."
About the Royal Canadian Mounted Police "O" Division (
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police provides federal policing services, contributing to efforts to ensure safe homes and safe communities in the Province of Ontario.
The Division's 1,537 members and employees are committed to the enforcement of federal statutes and to providing investigational assistance and protective security to other departments of the Federal Government and law enforcement agencies.
About EADS Canada (
EADS Canada provides advanced secure digital interoperable land mobile radio communications solutions to the mission-critical public environment. EADS has several business operations in Canada including EADS Canada, Eurocopter Canada, Composites Atlantic and PlantCML. EADS & Airbus recently opened a research facility in Montreal. EADS's programs currently generate, directly and indirectly, $800 million of activity each year in Canada and support about 4,000 jobs. PlantCML's facilities include a major location in Gatineau, Quebec, which serves as the company's centre of excellence and primary research and development centre.
About EADS Defence & Security (
EADS Defence & Security (DS) is a world leading provider of mission-critical communication and Command & Control solutions through its line of business Security and Communication Solutions and operational business units of PlantCML in the US and Canada.
DS is a systems solutions provider for armed forces and civil security worldwide. Its portfolio ranges from sensors and secure networks through missiles to aircraft and UAVs as well as global security, service and support solutions. In 2008, DS -- with around 23,000 employees -- achieved revenues of $8.4 billion CDN or EUR 5.7 billion. EADS is a global leader in aerospace, defence and related services. In 2008, EADS generated revenues of $64.4 billion CDN or EUR 43.3 billion and employed a workforce of about 118,000.
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EADS Defence & Security
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Tel.: +33 (0) 1 61 38 70 60

General Dynamics Opens New Data Center in Support of the Department of Homeland Security

Defense News ~ FAIRFAX, Va., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), opened a enterprise data center in Westminster, Colo., to serve as the Technology Operations and Maintenance Infrastructure Support (TOMIS) program's IT operations center on behalf of General Dynamics' customer, the Department of Homeland Security's U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). General Dynamics was awarded the TOMIS program contract in 2007.
This new Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)-certified operations center will meet the need for centralized, around-the-clock nationwide information technology (IT) enterprise service support with enhanced network and security monitoring. The facility will employ approximately 100 skilled IT workers when fully staffed including service desk agents, IT security specialists, network engineers, systems engineers and system administrators for DHS as well as other GD clients. This is in addition to the jobs created during the construction and design of the facility.
"The mission of our customer is challenging and extremely important to the country," said S. Daniel Johnson, president of General Dynamics Information Technology. "As the agency within the Department of Homeland Security that is responsible for overseeing the legal immigration of people into the United States, USCIS is vital in maintaining a secure homeland. The agency processes and verifies applications of those seeking to work and live in the United States, assists those seeking political or humanitarian asylum and manages applications of those seeking foreign adoptions. These functions require a secure, stable information technology infrastructure."
This is General Dynamics Information Technology's first dedicated data center. The company built the facility from the ground up from selecting the building to designing the layout to outfitting the operations center with the latest, state of the art technology for quick and efficient response to customer concerns. The facility has room for expansion to accommodate any future programs that may require round the clock IT support and maintenance.
As a trusted systems integrator for more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology provides information technology (IT), systems engineering, professional services and simulation and training to customers in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, health, federal civilian government and commercial sectors. With approximately 16,000 professionals worldwide, the company manages large-scale, mission-critical IT programs delivering IT services and enterprise solutions. More information about General Dynamics Information Technology is available at
General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Va., employs approximately 92,300 people worldwide. The company is a market leader in business aviation; land and expeditionary combat systems, armaments and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and information systems and technologies. More information about General Dynamics is available online at

COM DEV Wins Commercial Contract

Defense News ~ CAMBRIDGE, ON, Jan. 8 /CNW/ - COM DEV International Ltd. (TSX:CDV - News), a leading manufacturer of space hardware subsystems, today announced that it has been awarded a contract valued in excess of US$7 million to provide passive microwave equipment for a commercial communications satellite. COM DEV will supply switches, filters and multiplexers for use on the spacecraft. The Company expects to complete work on the contracts within the first half of its 2011 fiscal year at its facility in Cambridge, Ontario.
In the course of negotiating this contract, COM DEV has provided the customer with pricing for similar work on three additional satellites that the customer has been awarded on various programs. The customer may elect to exercise its options by awarding additional contracts to COM DEV within the next three months.
"This contract demonstrates yet again that we have been successful in winning new business in a commercial communications satellite market that has remained very robust," said John Keating, CEO of COM DEV International. "We appreciate the confidence this longtime customer has shown in awarding us a significant amount of work on this satellite, as well as considering us for additional work."
COM DEV International Ltd. ( is a leading global designer and manufacturer of space hardware subsystems. With facilities in Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States, COM DEV manufactures advanced products and subsystems that are sold to major satellite prime contractors for use in communications, space science, remote sensing and military satellites.
This news release may contain certain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from results indicated in any forward-looking statements. The Company cautions that, among other things, in view of the rapid changes in communications markets and technologies, and other risks including the cost and market acceptance of the Company's new products, the level of individual customer procurements and competitive product offerings and pricing, and general economic circumstances, the Company's business prospects may be materially different from forward-looking statements made by the Company.
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South Korea To Transfer UAV, Missile Technologies To UAE

Defense News ~ SEOUL, South Korea - January 09, 2010: Korea promised to transfer technology for its unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), following its successful bid to build four nuclear reactors in the Middle East nation, a government source said Thursday.
(Image/Photo: RQ-101 unmanned aerial vehicle) Defense Minister Kim Tae-young made the commitment during his visit to the UAE in November to discuss bilateral defense issues as well as to support the landmark $20 billion deal, the source told The Korea Times.
Kim also offered to provide key arms technologies related to the homegrown Hyunmoo ballistic and cruise missiles to the UAE as part of efforts to expand defense cooperation between the two countries, he said on condition of anonymity.
Technology on an electromagnetic pulse bomb (EMP) is among the key items for cooperation promised by Korea, said the source. The state-funded Agency for Defense Development (ADD) has been pushing to develop the bomb capable of neutralizing an enemy's command-and-control, communications and defense radar systems.
EMPs can severely disrupt electronic equipment, which is susceptible to damage by transient power surges. An EMP attack is generated by a very short, intense energy pulse or high-altitude nuclear blast. The agency plans to complete the development by 2014.
"The UAE asked Korea to provide such key arms technologies as part of the package deal for the reactor contract," the source said. "Korea's positive response to the request played an important role in sealing the deal." Speculation has been growing after the agreement that there could have been some behind-the-scene promises to satisfy the UAE needs.
At that time, Seoul's defense ministry declined to elaborate, only saying the two sides exchanged views on ways to expand bilateral defense cooperation programs. As for the UAV, Korea will offer the technology on the Night Intruder-300, also known as RQ-101, built by Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI), according to the source. KAI built the RQ-101 corps-level battlefield-reconnaissance UAV between 2001 and 2004.
The Korean Army bought five sets of RQ-101s, with each set including six aircraft, a launcher and a ground-control station.
KAI is also discussing the sale of the RQ-101 to Libya.
The RQ-101 has a service ceiling of 4.5 kilometers and a cruise speed of 120 to 150 kilometers per hour. The 215-kilogram aircraft has a service radius of 200 kilometers and can operate for up to six hours in the air.
The UAV is capable of multipurpose operations to perform missions like wide area surveillance, reconnaissance, target acquisition, bombing guidance, battlefield supervision and checking target break-down.
It is also possible to transfer real-time images, especially in unfavorable environments during day and night. Some observers say, however, potential exports of the RQ-101 to either the UAE or Libya could cause a political or diplomatic row between South Korea and Israel given the ground-control station for the UAV was developed with technical assistance from Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI).
IAI offered the technology when it sold its Searcher II UAVs to South Korea.Referred missile technologies are related to those for the 300-kilometer-range Hyunmoo-II ballistic missile and the 1,000-kilometer-range Hyunmoo-III surface-to-surface cruise missile developed by the ADD and LIG Nex1.
The Hyunmoo-III missiles have been operational with the Army since last year. The Hyunmoo-III can hit targets with a margin of error of plus or minus five meters aided by a Terrain Contour Matching (TERCOM) system.
(Korea Times By Jung Sung-ki Staff Reporter)