Friday, January 15, 2010

Law Enforcement Product News Unveils Most Inquired About Products of 2009

Twenty products earn Law Enforcement Product News' Gold Star Distinction
Defense News ~ FORT ATKINSON, Wis., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Law Enforcement Product News, the industry's most comprehensive product publication, announces the top 20 most inquired about products for 2009.
"Firearms and accessories account for about 50 percent of our Gold Star list," says Editor Jonathan Kozlowski. "Other innovations have also created a great deal of buzz such as the CSI Stick, a data device that connects directly to a cell phone's charging port and can instantly extract e-mails, instant messages, dialed numbers, phone books and anything else that is stored in memory as well as deleted files if they have not been overwritten. Technology still drives the 21st Century law enforcement professional."
Law Enforcement Product News' January 2010 issue will be mailed on the 12th of the month and include information on all Top 20 Gold Star products. Log on to to learn more about the products featured.
Law Enforcement Product News (LEPN) serves over 30,000 upper management and decision-makers in the municipal, county, state, federal and international law enforcement profession. The magazine provides information and data that serves as the most comprehensive product information in the industry. Editorial features range in scope from state-of-the-art 911 communications to software, training, uniforms, vehicles and weaponry. was founded by a police sergeant serving one of the nation's largest metropolitan cities in 1996. Today, the portal is the leading site serving the law enforcement community with more than 700,000 unique visitors and over five million page views monthly.
Law Enforcement Product News and are published by Cygnus Business Media, an internationally-recognized business-to-business media company. Its diverse portfolio serves 13 market categories with print and interactive products, and live events. Through its media, the company reaches more than 1.5 million print subscribers, nearly 1 million industry professionals via its Custom Marketing services group, and attracts 2 million unique visitors to its websites monthly. For more information, visit

List to Follow
Law Enforcement Product News' Gold Star Products
of 2009

1 - Company: Zak Tool, Inc.
Product: ZT15-SW Tactical Extension Tool
2 - Company: Paraben
Product: CSI Stick
3 - Company: Steck Mfg.
Product: BigEasy Loop
4 - Company: FNH USA
Product: SCAR
5 - Company: Charter Arms
Product: .40 S&W, .45ACP and 9x19mm Parabellum Revolvers
Product: CLP Total Gun Care Product
7 - Company: Mossberg
Product: 500 Rolling Thunder Pump-Action 12-gauge Shotgun
8 - Company: Boker USA
Product: Todd Begg Designed Japanese Kirdashi knife
9 - Company: SIG SAUER
Product: SIG 556 Semi-Automatic Rifle
Product: Super QCG
11 - Company: 5.11 Tactical
Product: Light for Life UC3.400 Flashlight
12 - Company: Aimpoit
Product: Micro H-1 Sight
13 - Company: Troy Industries, Inc.
Product: TROY Close Quarters Battle Kit
14 - Company: Adventure Medical Kits
Product: Tactical Field Trauma Kit
15 - Company: KA-BAR Knifes
Product: FIN Fixed Blades
16 - Company: Stay Safe Media
Product: Self Defense Training DVD
"Forever Armed: Combative Guide to the Practical Use of Improvised Weapons"
17 - Company: RBR TACTICAL
Product: Direct Action Medical Network Operator Medical Kit
18 - Company: Samson
Product: Field Survivor Multi-Tool System
19 - Company: Wiley X
Product: Talon Eyewear
20 - Company: SIG SAUER
Product: P556 Pistol

New Century Companies, Inc. Positioned to Take Advantage of Obama's $2.3 Billion Tax Credit

Defense News ~ LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - 01/14/10) - New Century Companies, Inc. (OTC.BB:NCNC - News) announced today that the Company is well positioned to take advantage of President Obama's $2.3 billion tax credits for the clean energy manufacturing sector.
The funding, which comes from the $787 billion American Reinvestment and Recovery Act, has been awarded to 183 projects in 43 states, the White House announced Friday, January 8, 2010.
The projects selected must be commissioned by February 2013, and the government expects about one-third of those will be completed this year. The program provides a 30% tax credit for those projects. The credit is focused on U.S. manufacturing of clean energy technologies such as solar and wind.
David Duquette, CEO of New Century Companies, stated, "The Company plans to research all opportunities with its customers in the wind turbine business to increase their capabilities for higher production. In addition to providing the machinery, it will also create new jobs, which is the intention of the program."
About New Century Companies, Inc.
New Century Companies, Inc. is a supplier of structural aircraft components and assemblies, as well as a leading re-manufacturer of machine tools. New Century, through its wholly owned subsidiary Precision Aerostructures, specializes in engineering and manufacturing precision details for the aerospace industry that perform reliably in harsh conditions, including high and low temperatures, severe shock and vibration. New Century also is a leading domestic manufacturer of machine tools, primarily vertical boring mills and large lathes such as Vertical Turning Centers (VTC). Precision serves major aircraft builders such as General Electric, Boeing L3 Communications and Eclipse Aerospace. The Company has production facilities in Rancho Cucamonga, CA and Santa Fe Springs, CA.
For more information please visit: New Century's website at or Precision's website at
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Harris Corporation's Weapon Data Link for Small Diameter Bomb Increment II Receives National Security Agency Certification

Defense News ~ MELBOURNE, Fla., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- An advanced data link developed by Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS) and ViaSat (Nasdaq: VSAT) for Boeing's proposed Small Diameter Bomb Increment II (SDB II) program has completed risk-reduction tests, receiving Type 1 certification from the National Security Agency. Successful completion of risk reduction means the aircraft-launched munition is now ready for the Engineering Manufacture and Development (EMD) phase of the program.
The SDB II Weapon Data Link (WDL) will connect the munitions to tactical networks, allowing operators to engage moving targets on the ground even after a munition is launched. Harris successfully demonstrated the system using Link-16 and Combat Net Radio UHF transmissions as part of the SDB II risk reduction program, which was completed in October. In both Link-16 and UHF modes, the munition's messaging protocol – a critical requirement for network-enabled weapons – was demonstrated successfully.
"SDB II provides the warfighter with the ability to attack mobile targets from stand-off distances in adverse weather conditions," said Dan Jaspering, director of Direct Attack Weapons for Boeing Weapons Programs. "NSA certification and the Link 16 and UHF Over the Air (OTA) demonstrations retire three key remaining risk items on the program and help pave the way for the transition to EMD."
The Harris Small Secure Network Terminal (SSNT), a network-enabled radio using a software communications architecture, received National Security Agency (NSA) Type 1 certification. Type 1 certification means the Weapon Data Link is able to communicate secret-level classified information. The Harris Sierra II™ encryption technology provides the foundation for this level of information security.
"Type 1 certification was completed prior to the EMD phase of the program to mitigate any remaining risk," said Wes Covell, president of Harris Defense Programs. "Type-1 certification ensures our warfighters will have the highest levels of information security for the network-enabled munitions they'll rely on in the future."
Harris and teammate ViaSat will provide the dual waveform data link to Boeing for the joint U.S. Air Force and Navy SDB II program.
About ViaSat Inc.
ViaSat, Inc. (Nasdaq: VSAT) produces innovative satellite and other communications products that enable fast, secure, and efficient communications to any location. The company provides networking products and managed network services for enterprise IP applications; is a key supplier of network-centric military communications and encryption technologies to the U.S. government; and is the primary technology partner for gateway and customer-premises equipment for consumer and mobile satellite broadband services.
About Harris Corporation
Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 150 countries. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has approximately $5 billion of annual revenue and more than 15,000 employees — including nearly 7,000 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications® products, systems, and services. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at

AAR to Perform Heavy Maintenance for Allegiant Air

Defense News ~ WOOD DALE, Ill., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AAR (NYSE: AIR) announced today that it has signed a five-year agreement with Allegiant Air, LLC to provide maintenance and modification services for Allegiant's fleet of 46 MD-80 aircraft.
Scheduled maintenance work will be performed at AAR's MRO facilities in Miami and Oklahoma City. Additionally, AAR's Indianapolis facility will be available to support Allegiant's unscheduled maintenance requirements and Allegiant may request that AAR provide technical and engineering support services from various field locations. The contract builds upon an October 2008 agreement, under which AAR was contracted to perform maintenance on six of Allegiant's MD-80 aircraft.
"We've built an excellent working relationship with Allegiant and are pleased to be taking the MD-80 maintenance program to a new level," said Donald J. Wetekam, AAR's Group Vice President of MRO. "Our team is committed to providing reliable service with competitive turn times that will enable Allegiant to operate its fleet cost-effectively while maintaining their high levels of passenger service."
AAR leverages its diverse MRO, engineering and logistics capabilities to offer airlines customized, integrated solutions that lower costs, increase asset availability and ensure high levels of quality, safety and service. With heavy maintenance facilities located throughout the United States, AAR is the second largest independent MRO provider in North America and ranks among the top ten in the world.
A subsidiary of Allegiant Travel Company (Nasdaq: ALGT), Allegiant Air, LLC is a low-cost, high-efficiency, all-jet passenger airline focused on linking travelers in small cities to world-class leisure destinations such as Las Vegas, Phoenix, Los Angeles, Orlando, Fla., Tampa/St. Petersburg, Fla., and Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
AAR is a leading provider of products and value-added services to the worldwide aviation/aerospace industry. With facilities and sales locations around the world, AAR uses its close-to-the-customer business model to serve airline and defense customers through three operating segments: Aviation Supply Chain; Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul and Structures and Systems. More information can be found at
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