Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Det-Tronics Fire and Gas Detection/Releasing System Obtains U.S. Coast Guard and Lloyd's Marine Approvals

Det-Tronics System and Detectors Are Hearty Enough for Offshore
Defense News ~ MINNEAPOLIS, MN--(Marketwire - 01/26/10) - Detector Electronics Corporation (Det-Tronics) has announced that its Eagle Quantum Premie (EQP) system has received Type-Approval from the United States Coast Guard (USCG) and from Lloyd's Register (http://eqp.det-tronics.com). Det-Tronics manufactures flame detectors, gas detectors, and safety systems and is part of UTC Fire & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX - News).
Approval by the U.S. Coast Guard is required for flame and gas detection systems (including control panel, flame detectors, gas detectors, and accessories) in use where the USCG has jurisdiction -- for example, in U.S. flagged vessels or vessels operating in U.S. waters.
The U.S. Coast Guard certificate was awarded after rigorous Factory Mutual Approvals (FM) witness testing proved the system and components meet the stringent USCG performance criteria. The products were verified to meet the U.S. Coast Guard's environmental requirements as described in 46 CFR 161.002.
Obtaining the meticulous Lloyd's Register of Shipping approval further verifies that the flame and gas detection system meets their specified performance requirements and is acceptable for operational use.
"We are pleased to obtain certification from these respected organizations," says Simon Pate, Director of Projects and Systems at Det-Tronics. "The hundreds of offshore sites and floating platforms that we currently serve worldwide can be assured of their wise choice for safety."
About Detector Electronics
Detector Electronics Corporation (Det-Tronics) -- a world leader in industrial fire detection, gas detection, and hazard mitigation systems -- designs, builds, tests, and commissions safety systems ranging from conventional panels to fault-tolerant, addressable systems. Det-Tronics detectors are globally certified to current product approvals standards, including critical SIL2 industrial applications. Information at http://www.det-tronics.com.
Det-Tronics is part of UTC Fire & Security, which provides fire safety and security solutions to more than one million customers worldwide. Headquartered in Connecticut, UTC Fire & Security is a business unit of United Technologies Corp., which provides high technology products and services to the building and aerospace industries worldwide. Information at http://www.utcfireandsecurity.com.
Det-Tronics, the DET-TRONICS logo, and Eagle Quantum Premier are registered trademarks or trademarks of Detector Electronics Corporation in the United States, other countries or both.

Cathryn Kasic
Detector Electronics Corporation
6901 West 110th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55438 USA
Tel 952.941.5665
Fax 952.829.8750

LGS Awarded Blanket Purchase Agreement to Support U.S. Army in Southwest Asia

Defense News ~ HERNDON, Va.--January 26, 2010, (BUSINESS WIRE)--LGS, a subsidiary of Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE:ALU and Euronext Paris) dedicated to serving the U.S. government community, announced today it was recently awarded a Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) with the U.S. Army to provide communications technology in support specific operations across Southwest Asia.
The agreement is in support of Project Manager Network Service Center (PM NSC) and Project Director Defense Communication Systems - Southwest Asia (PD DCS-SWA) in its mission within Southwest Asia Theater of Operations, as well as various U.S. locations to support the DCS-SWA Command and Control Communications Center (C4) Commercialization.
LGS already has won three specific task orders under the agreement including two projects at Bagram Airfield to support communications infrastructure as well as one project that will provide a variety of equipment materials at multiple locations at airfields in Kabul and Kandahar.
The BPA was awarded to 16 prime contractors by the U.S. Army Contracting Command - Rock Island Contracting Center (ACC - RICC), and will support a wide range of solutions, including wireless technologies, voice and data solutions, inside/outside plant (ISP/OSP), premise wiring, and technical control facilities over a five-year period.
“LGS has a long track record of providing and delivering network support all over the world for the U.S. Army,” said Ron Iverson, CEO, LGS. “The ability to deliver reliable and effective broadband communications capabilities is a key part of mission success.”
The BPA provides PD DCS-SWA a new vehicle to address all phases of projects, including technical and program management and analysis, acquisition, engineering, installation, de-installation, relocation, refurbishment, integration, testing, logistical services, training, and authority to purchase any materials or services required to support these tasks. Deliverables under the BPA will provide for terrestrial communications infrastructure within the Central Command (CENTCOM) Theater of Operations for support units, activities or agencies assigned or anticipated to be assigned to these locations.
LGS and its predecessor organizations have a dedicated team of people who have been working with the U.S. Army for more than 15 years.
About LGS
LGS, a subsidiary of Alcatel-Lucent, designs and delivers Transformed Communications and R&D-based technology solutions to the U.S. government community. Leveraging the world-class R&D of Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs, with global reach and expertise, LGS challenges itself to solve the unsolvable and deliver secure, reliable, standards-based solutions to its customers. LGS, is headquartered in Vienna, Va., in the US and with offices in Colorado, Maryland, New Jersey and North Carolina. For more information about LGS visit www.LGSinnovations.com.


Wendy Zajack
Mobile: 703-943-6298

Lansmont Signs Agreement With NASA and ATK

Lansmont Enters NASA's Office of Small Business Program Mentor-Protégé Program with ATK
Defense News ~ MONTEREY, Calif.--January 26, 2010, (BUSINESS WIRE)--Lansmont Corporation, a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and a leading provider of state of the art engineering services, manufacturing capacity and test and measurement products, today signed an agreement with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Small Business Programs to begin work in their Mentor-Protégé program which enhances their capabilities to be a contractor for NASA. Glenn A. Delgado, Assistant Administrator for the Office of Small Business Programs at NASA, David Brock, Small Business Specialist from the NASA George C. Marshall Space Flight Center and executives from Alliant Techsystems, Inc. (ATK), were onsite at Lansmont’s headquarters to formally sign a contract enrolling Lansmont into the program. They were greeted by local politicians and officials, who joined them to meet with Lansmont employees and tour the facility.
“Lansmont exemplifies a level of excellence, dedication and assurance of quality that is coming from small businesses throughout the country that are supporting a multitude of important NASA missions,” said Brock.
Mr. Delgado added, “NASA is committed to providing all categories of small businesses an opportunity to participate in both NASA prime contracts and subcontracts.” As the assistant administrator, Delgado provides executive leadership and policy direction for developing and implementing policies and initiatives throughout NASA to ensure that all categories of small businesses are afforded opportunities to compete for agency contracts.
The NASA Mentor-Protégé Program is designed to encourage NASA prime contractors to assist eligible Protégés in enhancing their capabilities to perform NASA contracts and subcontracts, foster the establishment of long-term business relationships between these entities and NASA prime contractors, and increase the overall number of these entities that receive NASA contract and subcontract awards. The formal enrollment into the Mentor-Protégé program furthers a business relationship between ATK and Lansmont, where ATK will serve as the Mentor to Lansmont, which will be the Protégé.
“We are thrilled, humbled and honored to be enrolled in this program with ATK and NASA,” said Dave Huntley, president of Lansmont Corporation. “ATK was recently named as the 2009 NASA Agency-Level Large Business Prime Contractor of the Year, so we feel especially privileged to be under such attentive guidance to prove ourselves as an essential partner that can be relied upon for the space program and future NASA missions."
ATK has been utilizing Lansmont’s SAVER 3X90 instruments to ensure the safe movement and monitoring of the Space Shuttle’s two reusable solid rocket motors (RSRM). Manufactured at ATK Launch Systems Division in Utah, the RSRM is transported by special rail equipment in multiple segments to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida for assembly and preparation for flight. Lansmont’s SAVER 3X90, an award-winning test and measurement solution, is magnetically attached to each segment to ensure that they are not exposed to damaging shock, vibration and climatic conditions while transported. In 2010, when the Space Shuttle is retired, Lansmont will continue to assure the safe transport of NASA’s new Ares Launch Vehicle 1st Stage motor segments.
About Lansmont
Lansmont Corporation, founded in 1971, is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) company providing state of the art engineering services, manufacturing capacity and test and measurement products to the world's leading technology companies, government laboratories and educational institutions. Go to www.lansmont.com for more information.

Experience Communications for Lansmont Corporation
Mark Peterson, 831-626-4400
M: 831-238-1380

Raytheon Wins $4.3 Million Contract for On-Dock Rail Nuclear Detectors

Defense News ~ TEWKSBURY, Mass., Jan. 26, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Under a $4.3 million contract from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) is developing next-generation panels that can scan rail cars to detect nuclear weapons and other materials.
The new panels are an additional configuration in Raytheon's Advanced Spectroscopic portfolio, a series of panels that can be used in various ways to screen cars, trucks, cargo containers, and now rail cars at seaports, border crossings, and airports. Raytheon's Integrated Defense Systems is developing the panels for the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office within DHS. The panels will be tested this summer in Tacoma, Wash.
Ports of entry, courier facilities, airports and similar locations are now using first-generation radiation monitors to scan cargo containers that are placed on trucks. But those devices are not as effective in scanning rail cars, and they cannot distinguish between nuclear materials that pose a threat and the naturally occurring radioactive materials in fertilizer and bananas. Consequently, there can be frequent false alarms.
With the new panels, after a cargo container at a seaport has been loaded onto an 18-wheel flatbed truck or onto a rail car, the truck or car will pass between two panels that will scan it for illicit materials. It will be similar to driving a motor vehicle between two toll booths on the highway. One advantage of the new panels is that they will be taller than the existing version, so they will be able to scan the top of a rail car.
The new panels represent what is called an Advanced Spectroscopic On-Dock Rail configuration. The portfolio also includes panels that fit into a sport utility vehicle to detect nuclear materials passing on one side or the other of the SUV.
"National safety depends on our ability to design and field early-detection systems that can identify such threats as improvised nuclear devices, nuclear weapons, and devices that disperse radiological materials. So this is a high-priority program within DHS and a key component of DNDO's efforts," said Mary Petryszyn, vice president of civil security and response programs at Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems.
Raytheon Company, with 2008 sales of $23.2 billion, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 87 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 73,000 people worldwide.

Carol Sobel

Orbit International's Power Group Receives Initial Production Order in Support of Oil and Gas Services Industry

Anticipates Follow-On Orders in 2010 and Future Years
Defense News ~ HAUPPAUGE, N.Y.--January 26, 2010, (BUSINESS WIRE)--Orbit International Corp. (NASDAQ:ORBT - News), a defense and industrial electronics manufacturer, systems integrator and software solution provider, today announced that its Power Group, Behlman Electronics, Inc. (“Behlman”), has received an initial production order for a power supply used in the oil and gas services industry valued at approximately $152,000. Deliveries are expected in the first and second quarters of 2010.
The Company received an initial prototype order in May 2008 for the design of four (4) power supplies that were used by its customer to perform functions such as perforating, logging and cement and corrosion evaluation for the cased hole services tractor system. These units were subjected to extensive field testing, which was successfully completed and resulted in this initial production order. This new contract also includes additional engineering support to add CE Marking which will further increase the sales potential of these units to the European Community and other international markets. An additional $250,000 in orders are expected in the first half of 2010 and it is anticipated that this power supply has the potential of several years of additional revenue.
Dennis Sunshine, President and Chief Executive Officer of Orbit International Corp., commented, “The significance of this order is not in its dollar value; rather it provides a new product that enables us to further penetrate the oil and gas services industry. Behlman has had a successful history of supporting several other large customers in the oil and gas services industry. With this initial production contract, Behlman is now supplying state-of-the-art power units for two of the largest global oil and gas service companies. With increased market share in this industry, Behlman should be in a position to capitalize on additional opportunities within this sector. Behlman’s ability to provide complete power solutions has once again opened up new market opportunities.”
Sunshine continued, “Our Power Group had a record year of revenue in 2009 and a strong year of bookings despite a decrease in sales from its commercial division due to weak economic conditions during the year and its effect on capital spending. Although the overall marketplace was soft, bookings for our commercial division did significantly improve in the fourth quarter. Along with a strong year of bookings from its COTS division, our Power Group appears well positioned for revenue and profitability growth in 2010.”
Orbit International Corp. is involved in the manufacture of customized electronic components and subsystems for military and nonmilitary government applications through its production facilities in Hauppauge, New York, and Quakertown, Pennsylvania; and designs and manufactures combat systems and gun weapons systems, provides system integration and integrated logistics support and documentation control at its facilities in Louisville, Kentucky. Its Behlman Electronics, Inc. subsidiary manufactures and sells high quality commercial power units, AC power sources, frequency converters, uninterruptible power supplies and COTS power solutions.
Certain matters discussed in this news release and oral statements made from time to time by representatives of the Company including, but not limited to, statements regarding any acquisition proposal and/or the potential sale of the Company and whether such proposal or a strategic alternative thereto may be considered or consummated; statements regarding the Company’s expectations of its operating plans, deliveries under contracts and strategies generally; statements regarding its expectations of the performance of business; expectations regarding costs and revenues, future operating results, additional orders, future business opportunities and continued growth, may constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and the Federal securities laws. Although Orbit believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based upon reasonable assumptions, it can give no assurance that its expectations will be achieved.

Forward-looking information is subject to certain risks, trends and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. Many of these factors are beyond Orbit International's ability to control or predict. Important factors that may cause actual results to differ materially and that could impact Orbit International and the statements contained in this news release can be found in Orbit's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission including quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, current reports on Form 8-K, annual reports on Form 10-K and its other periodic reports. For forward-looking statements in this news release, Orbit claims the protection of the safe harbor for forward-looking statements contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Orbit assumes no obligation to update or supplement any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Orbit International Corp.
Mitchell Binder, 631-435-8300
Executive Vice President
Investor Relations Counsel
The Equity Group Inc.
Lena Cati, 212-836-9611
Linda Latman, 212-836-9609

URS Awarded Defense Distribution Services Contract by the Defense Logistics Agency

Contract Has Maximum Value of $29 Million to URS
Defense News ~ SAN FRANCISCO--January 26, 2010, (BUSINESS WIRE)--URS Corporation (NYSE:URS - News) today announced that it has been awarded a re-compete contract by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) to provide materiel distribution services at the Defense Distribution Depot in Jacksonville, Florida (DDJF). The contract, which has a one-year base period and four one-year option periods, has a maximum value of $29 million to URS assuming all four option periods are awarded.
The DDJF provides worldwide materiel distribution services for the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, Army and Air Force. Under the terms of the contract, URS will provide various logistical services at the Jacksonville facility, including the management and processing of new procurements; returns; redistribution orders; disposal release orders; and re-consignments.
Commenting on the award, Randall A. Wotring, President of Federal Services for URS, stated, “I am very pleased that URS will continue supporting the Defense Logistics Agency and its many customers. At URS, we understand how critical it is to keep American troops supplied with properly working, mission essential tools and equipment. It is a privilege that we have been chosen once again to support DLA in this important mission.”
URS Corporation (NYSE: URS - News) is a leading provider of engineering, construction and technical services for public agencies and private sector companies around the world. The Company offers a full range of program management; planning, design and engineering; systems engineering and technical assistance; construction and construction management; operations and maintenance; and decommissioning and closure services. URS provides services for power, infrastructure, industrial and commercial, and federal projects and programs. Headquartered in San Francisco, the Company has approximately 45,000 employees in a network of offices in more than 30 countries ( www.urscorp.com).

URS Corporation
Sam Ramraj, 415-774-2700
Vice President, Investor Relations
Sard Verbinnen & Co
Hugh Burns/Jamie Tully/Jane Simmons

U.S. Military Deploys LRAD(R) Communications Systems to Assist Earthquake Survivors in Haiti

Defense News ~ SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - 01/26/10) - American Technology Corporation (ATC) (NASDAQ:ATCO - News), the innovator and distributor of the Long Range Acoustic Device (LRAD) product line, announced today that the U.S. Military is deploying several LRAD systems in Haiti to assist in communications with earthquake survivors. ATC's lightweight LRAD 100X systems are being used to communicate to survivors gathered around aid stations and LRAD 500X systems are being deployed on helicopters to deliver messages regarding the locations of aid stations and supplies across earthquake damaged areas.
ATC's proprietary LRAD directed sound systems enable military and emergency responder personnel to communicate clearly over distance by broadcasting critical information and instructions in multiple languages to groups and large crowds. LRAD's performance record coupled with military construction standards, have made it the communications system of choice for police departments, security forces and military units around the world. Additional features such as portability and rugged lightweight waterproof casing enable LRAD to be deployed rapidly in any type of environment.
"LRAD's multi-language broadcasts via helicopter quickly provide aid and relief messages to the civilian population that can be clearly heard from the air," remarked ATC's president and CEO, Tom Brown. "LRAD's exceptional capacity to address small and large gatherings of survivors from the air and over distance frees peacekeeping personnel and emergency responders from having to individually provide instructions and directions, allowing them to attend to other critical duties."
About American Technology Corporation
American Technology Corporation is providing directed audio solutions that place clear, highly intelligible sound exactly where needed. ATC's Long Range Acoustic Device (LRAD) and other directed sound technologies comprise the core of an expanding portfolio of products being used around the world in diverse applications including, global military deployments, maritime security, critical infrastructure and commercial security, border and port security, law enforcement and emergency responder communications, and wildlife preservation and control. For more information about ATC and its directed sound products, please visit the company's web site at www.atcsd.com.

Safe Harbor statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Except for historical information contained herein, the matters discussed are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act. You should not place undue reliance on these statements. We base these statements on particular assumptions that we have made in light of our industry experience, the stage of product and market development as well as our perception of historical trends, current market conditions, current economic data, expected future developments and other factors that we believe are appropriate under the circumstances. These statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those suggested in the forward-looking statements, including but not limited to, the performance of our management team, market acceptance of our directed sound technologies and products, entry of competitors, the possibility our intellectual property protections will not prevent others from marketing products similar to or competitive with our products, potential technical or manufacturing difficulties that could delay product deliveries or increase warranty costs, and other risks identified and discussed in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These forward-looking statements are based on information and management's expectations as of the date hereof. Future results may differ materially from our current expectations. For more information regarding other potential risks and uncertainties, see the "Risk Factors" section of the Company's Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2009. American Technology Corporation disclaims any intent or obligation to update those forward-looking statements, except as otherwise specifically stated.

Robert Putnam
Investor Relations
(858) 676-0519

Department of Energy Awards Contract to SAIC

Company to Continue Providing Technical, Managerial and Project Support Services to U.S. Energy Information Administration
Defense News ~ MCLEAN, Va. and SAN DIEGO, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) (NYSE: SAI) today announced it has been awarded a prime, follow-on contract by the Department of Energy to provide technical, managerial and project support services to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). The multiple award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract has a five year base period of performance and a contract ceiling of $288 million for the three awardees. Work will be performed in the National Capital Region.
The U.S. EIA is the primary federal agency for collection, analysis, publication, and dissemination of data and forecasts related to energy production, conversion, transportation, and use. Under the contract, SAIC will continue to support the EIA in areas including energy analysis and econometric modeling; statistical analysis; survey operations; and web and data system/software design and development. SAIC may provide deliverables including issue and trend analyses, energy and climate change technology surveys, facilities capital and operation and maintenance cost assessments, and historical trends analysis, as well as web and data system prototypes. SAIC will also help EIA develop, manage, operate, and maintain comprehensive energy data collection programs and systems; and maintain domestic and international energy models for forecasting as required. SAIC has supported the agency in these capacities since 1987.
"We look forward to continuing our support of EIA as they continue to provide accurate, reliable and timely, policy neutral energy data and information to meet the needs of government, industry, and the public," said J.T. Grumski, SAIC senior vice president and business unit general 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. Headquartered in McLean, Va., SAIC had annual revenues of $10.1 billion for its fiscal year ended January 31, 2009. For more information, visit www.saic.com. SAIC: From Science to Solutions®

Statements in this announcement, other than historical data and information, constitute forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. A number of factors could cause our actual results, performance, achievements, or industry results to be very different from the results, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Some of these factors include, but are not limited to, the risk factors set forth in SAIC's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the period ended January 31, 2009, and other such filings that SAIC makes with the SEC from time to time. Due to such uncertainties and risks, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof.

Melissa Koskovich
(703) 676-6762
Laura Luke
(703) 676-6533

Lockheed Martin Launches Smart Grid Command and Control Software Suite

Defense News ~ VALLEY FORGE, Pa., Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) today launched its Smart Energy Enterprise Suite, or SEEsuite™, of advanced grid management applications to give utilities, system operators and defense customers unprecedented insight into their enterprise operations and command and control of their smart grid assets.
SEEsuite combines Lockheed Martin's expertise in systems-of-systems integration, service oriented architectures, cyber security and mission-critical systems development with utility-specific functionality. SEEsuite helps customers dynamically manage load during times of grid stress or volatile market prices, integrate and balance load from distributed energy resources, increase situational awareness for advanced decision making, and deploy and manage 'microgrids' – portions of the electric grid able to operate independently of the overall grid.
"We are excited to provide utilities and defense customers with improved command and control and situational awareness of their smart grid assets," said John Mengucci, president of Information Systems & Global Services-Defense. "We are helping our customers not only make the grid smarter, but also more reliable, more resilient, more secure and more flexible to meet the growing needs of our increasingly electricity-based economy."
SEEsuite applications include: SEEload™ for Distributed Energy Resource Management, SEEview™ for Smart Grid Situational Awareness and SEEgrid™ for Integrated Grid Management.
SEEload enables utilities and system operators to precisely and easily manage demand response events across an entire distribution network, including individual substations and circuits. SEEload also manages distributed energy resources including electric vehicles and energy storage devices to give utilities greater control over peak load and distributed energy resources.
SEEview integrates key operational and business systems to provide customers near real time situational awareness across generation, transmission, distribution, and customer systems. SEEview allows utilities' key decision makers to sense and respond quickly to changing market conditions, grid disturbances, and unplanned changes to their generation mix.
SEEgrid enables utilities to optimize the utilization of distributed energy resources to improve grid reliability, meet renewable energy and emissions targets, and reduce the cost of delivered electricity. SEEgrid also allows defense customers to effectively go 'off-grid' for enhanced energy security during times of natural or man-made disasters.
Lockheed Martin is working to address the nation's energy and climate challenges in the areas of energy efficiency, energy management, next-generation alternative energy generation and climate monitoring. The corporation provides a full range of energy solutions to government and regulated industry customers, including the Department of Energy, Department of Defense, Environmental Protection Agency, utilities, state and regional energy organizations, and businesses.
Headquartered in Bethesda, MD., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 140,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The corporation reported 2008 sales of $42.7 billion.
For additional information, visit our website: http://www.lockheedmartin.com/energysolutions

Oshkosh Corporation Receives Orders Valued at $325 Million for M-ATV Parts, Repair Kits

Defense News ~ OSHKOSH, Wis.--January 25, 2010, (BUSINESS WIRE)--Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK - News) today announced its Defense division received two delivery orders valued at more than $325 million from the U.S. Army Tank- automotive and Armaments Command Life Cycle Management Command (TACOM LCMC) to supply spare parts and repair kits for the MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV).
Timing for the delivery orders is expected to begin in August 2010 and be completed by the end of January 2011. To date, Oshkosh has received awards valued at more than $3.9 billion to deliver 6,619 M-ATVs, as well as spare kits and aftermarket in-theater support.
“These M-ATV spare parts and repair kits are being produced to ensure they are available to our Armed Forces as operations require,” said Robert G. Bohn, Oshkosh Corporation chairman and chief executive officer. “We have a continued commitment to our Warfighters to keep a robust aftermarket parts support program running parallel to the needs in the field.”
Oshkosh Defense provides the complete spectrum of service and support for the M-ATV fleet in the Afghan theater. The company already has field service representatives (FSR) to support the M-ATV program in-theater. Building on its experience from Operation Iraqi Freedom, Oshkosh FSRs can operate service facilities on any of the forward operating bases that might require training and more support than internal assets can provide.
Existing Oshkosh manufacturing facilities have available production manufacturing capability to deliver these M-ATV orders and vehicles for all other Defense programs, including the U.S. Army’s Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV), as well as any surges in production. The company has exceeded the accelerated vehicle delivery schedule every month since being awarded the M-ATV contract on June 30, 2009.
Using the Oshkosh-patented TAK-4® independent suspension system, the M-ATV features a 70-percent off-road profile capability and 16 inches of independent wheel travel to deliver the superior off-road mobility that is needed for Afghanistan’s mountainous terrain and unimproved roads. The TAK-4 system is being retrofitted on more than 2,400 legacy MRAPs for improved mobility in Afghanistan and has undergone more than 500,000 miles of government testing.
Oshkosh teamed with Plasan North America to provide an advanced armor solution for the M-ATV. Plasan also developed the armor system used on more than 5,000 legacy MRAPs and thousands of Oshkosh Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement (MTVR) Armored Cabs already in theater.
About Oshkosh Defense
Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation, is an industry-leading global designer and manufacturer of tactical military trucks and armored wheeled vehicles, delivering a full product line of conventional and hybrid vehicles, advanced armor options, proprietary suspensions and vehicles with payloads that can exceed 70 tons. Oshkosh Defense provides a global service and supply network including full life-cycle support and remanufacturing, and its vehicles are recognized the world over for superior performance, reliability and protection. For more information, visit www.oshkoshdefense.com.
About Oshkosh Corporation
Oshkosh Corporation is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad range of specialty access equipment, commercial, fire & emergency and military vehicles and vehicle bodies. Oshkosh Corp. manufactures, distributes and services products under the brands of Oshkosh®, JLG®, Pierce®, McNeilus®, Medtec®, Jerr-Dan®, Oshkosh Specialty Vehicles, Frontline™, SMIT™, CON-E-CO®, London® and IMT®. Oshkosh products are valued worldwide in businesses where high quality, superior performance, rugged reliability and long-term value are paramount. For more information, log on to www.oshkoshcorporation.com.
®, ™ All brand names referred to in this news release are trademarks of Oshkosh Corporation or its subsidiary companies.

Forward-Looking Statements
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Oshkosh Corporation
Patrick Davidson
Vice President, Investor Relations
Ann Stawski
Vice President, Marketing Communications

Navistar Selects Continental Tires as Standard Equipment for Severe Service and Medium Duty

Defense News ~ FORT MILL, S.C., Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Navistar International Corporation (NYSE: NAV) and Continental Tire North America, Inc. ("Continental") announced today that Continental truck tires are the standard fitment for all International® PayStar®, WorkStar®, and DuraStar® severe service and medium duty vehicles as of January 1, 2010.
Navistar, a market leader in the North American severe service and medium duty segments, is a natural fit with the rugged durability of Continental's on/off highway and construction truck tires, said Tom Fanning, director of original equipment sales for Continental – The Americas.
"International truck customers count on their vehicles to provide heavy duty performance and maximum uptime, even in the most demanding conditions. Now they can rely upon their Continental truck tires to work in tandem with these powerful vehicles, providing the top-level reliability and high mileage that can only come from a tire engineered to handle the toughest driving conditions," Fanning said.
Continental's expansion into the regional, on/off highway and construction segment is backed up by truck tires engineered with maximum resistance to damage, tread patterns designed for optimum traction, extra tough compounding and stone ejection systems.
"All of these factors provide excellent durability and long original mileage that complement the worksite-readiness of International brand severe service vehicles. Drivers of International PayStar, WorkStar, and DuraStar trucks will now be able to depend on Continental tires to keep them moving safely, even in unpredictable road conditions," Fanning said.
"The severe-duty cycle of International WorkStar and PayStar trucks required a tire selection that can perform under these conditions, and Continental truck tires have the intelligent engineering and durability required," said Melissa Gauger, vocational marketing manager for Navistar.
"International trucks can tackle some of the most severe conditions on earth and routinely come back for more. With our MaxxForce® big bore engines and heavy duty chassis features, we needed to select original equipment tires that were equal in capability and strength to the components of the truck itself."
"This is why Continental truck tires are the new standard for our severe service and medium duty vehicles. We have confidence that our customers will be just as satisfied with their Continental tires as they are with the power and reliability of their new International truck," Gauger said.
With the Navistar fitment, Continental is expanding its footprint into the severe service and medium duty vehicle segments to highlight its tire products that are engineered for maximum durability. Continental's complete lineup of truck tires, including tires designed for regional highway, on/off highway and construction use, can be viewed at its Web site, www.continental-truck.com.
About Navistar
Navistar International Corporation (NYSE: NAV) is a holding company whose subsidiaries and affiliates produce International® brand commercial and military trucks, MaxxForce® brand diesel engines, IC Bus™ brand school and commercial buses, Monaco RV brands of recreational vehicles, and Workhorse® brand chassis for motor homes and step vans. It also is a private-label designer and manufacturer of diesel engines for the pickup truck, van and SUV markets. The company also provides truck and diesel engine service parts. Another affiliate offers financing services. Additional information is available at www.Navistar.com/newsroom.
About Continental
With sales of approximately euro 24 billion in 2008, Continental is among the leading automotive suppliers worldwide. As a supplier of brake systems, systems and components for powertrains and chassis, instrumentation, infotainment solutions, vehicle electronics, tires and technical elastomers, Continental contributes enhanced driving safety and global climate protection. Continental is also a competent partner in networked automobile communication. Continental currently employs approximately 134,000 at nearly 190 locations in 37 countries.
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Overwatch Awarded DCGS-A Software Development Contract

Defense News ~ AUSTIN, Texas--January 25, 2010, (BUSINESS WIRE)--Overwatch, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT - News) company, announced today that it has been awarded a U.S. Army contract for software development, training and support for the future intelligence framework.
This Distributed Common Ground System-Army (DCGS-A) Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract has been awarded through the U.S. Army Intelligence, Electronic Warfare & Sensors (IEW&S) Program Executive Office (PEO) with a ceiling amount of $48.5 million over a period of five years.
With this contract award, Overwatch will continue to develop and maintain the DCGS-Army Application Framework (DAF), the DAF Software Development Kit (SDK), and major system components such as the Tactical Entity Database, messaging/interoperability, and visualization/analysis tools.
“This contract demonstrates the Army's continued confidence in Overwatch as the primary software developer on the DCGS-A v3 program,” said Overwatch General Manager Randy Averitte. “This award re-affirms Overwatch's position as a thought leader and engineering partner for the program, and enables us to move forward with the development of this critically important system for the military intelligence community.”
About Overwatch
Overwatch, an operating unit of Textron Systems, is the leading provider of integrated intelligence software solutions and services as well as robust satellite communications systems for today’s U.S. and international defense and intelligence communities. For the past 20 years, Overwatch’s intelligence solutions have supported decision makers, counter-terrorism analysts, warfighters and first responders by providing proven tools that simplify the integration, analysis and exploitation of intelligence in order to present a complete operational picture and accelerate the time-to-decision. More information is available at www.overwatch.com.
About Textron Systems
Textron Systems Corporation has been providing innovative solutions to the defense, homeland security and aerospace communities for more than 50 years. Known for its unmanned aircraft systems, advanced marine craft, armored vehicles, intelligent battlefield and surveillance systems, intelligence software solutions, precision smart weapons, piston engines, test and training systems, and total life cycle sustainment services, Textron Systems includes AAI Corporation, Lycoming Engines, Overwatch, Textron Defense Systems and Textron Marine & Land Systems. Textron Systems Corporation is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Textron Inc. More information is available at www.textronsystems.com.
About Textron Inc.
Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna Aircraft Company, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, and Textron Systems. More information is available at www.textron.com.


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SIGMA Forum Roundtable and Keynote Examines New Technologies and the Future at WBT2010

Defense News ~ ARLINGTON, Texas--January 25, 2010, (BUSINESS WIRE)--WBTshowcase announced today that sci-fi think tank founder Arlan Andrews, Sr. P.E. will join seven fellow members of SIGMA on a panel session titled “The World's Best Technologies - 2010 and Beyond” on Wednesday, March 17th at WBT2010. The panelists will review the WBT2010 presentations and technologies and peer into future potential and possibilities. WBT2010, the world's largest forum offering a prescreened, pre-prepped collection of undiscovered companies and intellectual property emanating from top universities, labs and research institutions from across the country, will take place March 15 through 17 at the Sheraton Arlington Hotel and the Arlington Convention Center.
SIGMA, a non-profit group of science fiction writers who provide pro bono futurism consulting for the Federal government and appropriate NGOs, was founded by Dr. Andrews in 1992 while working at the White House Science Office. In addition to his participation on the panel, Dr. Andrews will deliver a keynote Wednesday evening at the WBT2010 Awards Ceremony. His keynote, which will focus on science fiction, high tech, and serial entrepreneurs is titled, “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Future.”
Dr. Andrews is a registered Professional Engineer and professional member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA), and a former ASME White House Fellow in OSTP (White House Science Office). Dr. Andrews retired from Sandia National Labs in Albuquerque as Manager of the Advanced Manufacturing Initiatives Department. He then co-founded several high-tech companies, including a virtual reality software firm, Muse Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MUZE, 1998-2001), and a biotech process company, Kinetic Biosystems, Inc., now located in Durham, NC. He previously held positions at AT&T Bell Labs and White Sands Missile Range, NM. Dr. Andrews is presently Environmental Director for the U.S. Navy at Corpus Christi, Texas. He has published over 500 fiction stories, speculative fact articles, computer books and opinion pieces in 100 venues worldwide, including the first White House endorsement of nanotechnology in 1993. He holds six patents.
SIGMA members joining Dr. Andrews on the roundtable panel include accomplished American science fiction writer, essayist, and journalist Jerry Pournelle, Ph.D., FAAAS, FBIS, FRAS; Dr. Yoji Kondo, NASA astrophysicist and author who writes under pen name "Eric Kotani”; engineer, novelist, journalist and entrepreneur Wil McCarthy; Walter Jon Williams, author of The Praxis, Aristoi, and Implied Spaces; Mark O'Green, game designer, producer, and executive producer for Interplay, Sony Online, Sierra/Verant and others while working on titles such as Star Trek, Fallout, Lord of the Rings, Marvel, and Everquest; Michael Swanwick, one of the most acclaimed science fiction and fantasy writers of his generation; and Bud Sparhawk, senior vice president at Macfadden and a director of Federal IT security programs.
Dr. Andrews comments, "SIGMA is a group of creative citizens with uncommon capabilities who offer unique insights about possible future technologies, events, threats, progress, social and economic developments, including existing and future issues of national concern. We spent our literary careers exploring the future: thinking about it, writing about it, living in it. We owe it to the nation and to humankind to report on what's out there.”
About WBT2010, Dr. Andrews says, “I’m excited to see disruptive technologies and applications I’ve not thought of. I expect to be highly impressed.”
Dr. Andrews and his SIGMA colleagues will be on hand to review the 100 emerging and converging materials science, information technology, energy, life science and nanotechnology companies and technologies from across the nation who will present to a national audience of seasoned venture investors and Fortune 1000 licensing scouts.
WBT2010 is produced by Development Capital Networks in cooperation with National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI), National Association of Seed and Venture Funds (NASVF), Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC) and Southeastern Universities Research Association (SURA).
Complete conference information is available at www.wbtshowcase.com.
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The WBTshowcase is the world’s premier showcase converging revolutionary new energy, life science and information technologies to seed limitless solutions for current market needs. www.wbtshowcase.com


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a.i. solutions Awarded $209 Million Contract to Provide Support to U.S. Missile Defense Agency

Defense News ~ LANHAM, MD--(Marketwire - 01/25/10) - a.i. solutions announced today that it has been awarded a $209 million contract to provide a wide range of design, evaluation and analysis support services to the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA).
Under the five-year engineering and support services contract with the agency's Quality, Safety and Mission Assurance Functional Capability Group, a.i. solutions and its subcontractors will conduct anomaly and mishap investigations; support design and change evaluations; perform independent verification and validation analysis; and ensure safety compliance. The award is formally known as the MiDAESS contract.
"The work on MiDAESS will allow a.i. solutions to take advantage of the wide range of the engineering and analysis capabilities we have developed over the past decade," said Robert Sperling, a.i. solutions President and CEO. "Our support in helping MDA develop, test, and field an integrated Ballistic Missile Defense System fits well with our company's goal of providing mission-critical software and services to the nation's government agencies and aerospace industry."
Subcontractors supporting a.i. solutions on the contract are ENSCO of Falls Church, VA; INTUITIVE of Huntsville, AL; Nelson Engineering of Merritt Island, FL; and Troy7 Inc. of Huntsville. The work will be performed in the Washington, DC, area, Huntsville and various other U.S. locations.
About a.i. solutions
Founded in 1996, a.i. solutions is a small-business provider of innovative mission-critical infrastructure that enables uninterrupted and reliable access to space. a.i. solutions' products and services span missile systems engineering, space operations, satellite ground systems, information assurance, and launch vehicle engineering in support of the nation's space and defense agencies. For additional information, please visit www.ai-solutions.com.

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Army BRAC Transition of C4ISR Operations to Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD

New Work Provides Continuity of Operations as Army Consolidates Critical Research and Administrative Facilities from Ft. Monmouth and Four Other Locations
Defense News ~ ARLINGTON, Va.-- January 25, 2010,(BUSINESS WIRE)--CACI International Inc (NYSE:CACI) announced that it has been awarded an $81 million task order by the U.S. Army to support the transition of Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) resources to the Aberdeen Proving Ground. The move is mandated by the Defense Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Commission. The contract, assuming the option period is exercised, is for a period of 27 months and was awarded under the General Services Administration’s Logistics Worldwide (LOGWORLD) contract vehicle. The new work realigns organizations currently located at Ft. Monmouth, NJ, Ft Belvoir, VA, Eatontown, NJ, Huntsville, AL, and Fort Knox, KY.
The transition includes the planning/preparation, disassembly, transport, and synchronized reconstitution of an array of components involving information technology, systems engineering, and network automation. These actions will cover more than 120 highly technical and complex communications, electronics research, and development laboratories; 100,000 pieces of communications-electronics test equipment, IT equipment, and other components; design, fabrication, and integration facilities; and a broad array of classified equipment and technology.
The CACI team will provide overall project management, client interface and relationship management, and coordinated technical execution of all work elements. The company has been supporting technical work inside a majority of the relocating laboratory facilities for over 20 years and offers significant institutional knowledge of lab operations and supported programs. It is already performing the key BRAC work for the Army’s Communications-Electronics Research, Development, and Engineering Center (CERDEC) Intelligence and Information Warfare Directorate (I2WD) under another contract from the Army. The new program supports the relocation of all elements of the CERDEC; the Communications-Electronics Command Life Cycle Management Command (CECOM LCMC) headquarters and key organizations (Software Engineering Center (SEC), the Logistics Readiness Center (LRC), and the CECOM Contracting Center (CECC); the Program Executive Office Command, Control and Communications-Tactical (PEO C3T), and related Project Managers; and the Program Executive Office, Intelligence Electronic Warfare and Sensors (PEO IEW&S) and related Project Managers, Program Executive Office – Integration (PEO-I) and related Project Managers, and U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL).
Bill Fairl, CACI’s President of U.S. Operations, said “This award from the Army to provide BRAC support, following so closely on our win to move classified labs to Aberdeen, is a gratifying vote of confidence in CACI’s ability to provide continuity for the critical C4ISR mission. The consistency, the methodology, the tools, and people are all in place for success.”
According to CACI President and CEO Paul Cofoni, “With this new work, we’re very pleased to help assure the smooth transition to Aberdeen of these vital components to support our warfighters as they keep our country safe. It’s important to note that a majority of the support in the areas of communications, electronics, and intelligence operations for our nation’s in-theater efforts emanates from the commands and organizations that will be moving to Aberdeen.”
CACI provides professional services and IT solutions needed to prevail in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, and federal civilian government arenas. We deliver enterprise IT and network services; data, information, and knowledge management services; business system solutions; logistics and material readiness; C4ISR integration services; cyber solutions; integrated security and intelligence solutions; and program management and SETA support services. CACI services and solutions help our federal clients provide for national security, improve communications and collaboration, secure the integrity of information systems and networks, enhance data collection and analysis, and increase efficiency and mission effectiveness. CACI is a member of the Fortune 1000 Largest Companies and the Russell 2000 index. CACI provides dynamic careers for approximately 12,700 employees working in over 120 offices in the U.S. and Europe. Visit CACI on the web at www.caci.com and www.asymmetricthreat.net.
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