Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Pall Corporation to Present at Barclay's Global Healthcare Conference

Pall Corporation: Filtration, Separations, Purification & Environmental Technology

Defense News: PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pall Corporation (NYSE: PLL) announced today that it will present at Barclay’s Global Healthcare Conference in Miami, Florida on Tuesday, March 23, 2010 at 9:00 AM Eastern Time. Representing the Company will be Eric Krasnoff, chairman and CEO; and Lisa McDermott, CFO.

A webcast of the live presentation can be accessed through the Company's website http://www.pall.com/irevents. A replay will be archived and available after the conference for 30 days. Investors can subscribe to the RSS feed to be notified of Pall's upcoming investor event schedule at www.pall.com/rss.

About Pall Corporation

Pall Corporation (NYSE:PLL) is a filtration, separation and purification leader providing Total Fluid ManagementSM solutions to meet the critical needs of customers in biopharmaceutical, hospital, transfusion and veterinary medicine, energy and alternative energy, electronics, municipal and industrial water, aerospace, transportation and broad industrial markets. Together with our customers, we foster health, safety and environmentally responsible technologies. The company’s engineered solutions enable process and product innovation and minimize emissions and waste. Pall Corporation, with total revenues of $2.3 billion for fiscal 2009, is an S&P 500 company with more than 10,000 employees servicing customers worldwide. Pall has been named a top "green company" by Newsweek magazine. To see how Pall is helping enable a greener and more sustainable future, visit Pall at http://www.pall.com.

World Fuel Services Corporation Chief Operating Officer Enters into Pre-Arranged Stock Trading Plan

Defense News: MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--World Fuel Services Corporation (NYSE:INT) today announced that its president and chief operating officer, Michael J. Kasbar, has entered into a pre-arranged, non-discretionary stock trading plan.

Under the newly adopted plan, beginning on May 7, 2010 and ending on December 31, 2010, Mr. Kasbar may exercise up to 94,360 stock options (“Options”) and convert up to 616,910 stock-settled stock appreciation rights (“SSARs”) and sell the shares that he acquires from such exercise and conversion. The number of shares acquired from the exercise of the Options will be equal to the number of Options exercised. The number of shares acquired from the conversion of the SSARs will be equal in value to the closing price of the Company’s common stock on the conversion date less the closing price of the Company’s common stock on the date the SSARs were granted, multiplied by the number of SSARs converted.

The sales are being made for diversification and estate and tax planning purposes and will be publicly disclosed through Form 4 filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The plan was adopted in accordance with guidelines specified under Rule 10b5-1 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and World Fuel Services’ policies regarding stock transactions. Rule 10b5-1 permits individuals who are not in possession of material, non-public information at the time the plan is adopted to establish pre-arranged plans to buy or sell company stock. These plans allow individuals to achieve prudent and gradual asset diversification over time.

About World Fuel Services Corporation

Headquartered in Miami, Florida, World Fuel Services is a global leader in the marketing and sale of marine, aviation and land fuel products, as well as related services. World Fuel Services sells fuel and delivers services to its clients at more than 6,000 locations in 200 countries, including airports, seaports, tanker truck loading terminals and other customer storage locations. With 44 strategically located global offices, World Fuel Services offers its clients a value-added outsource service for the supply, quality control, logistical support and price risk management of marine, aviation and land fuel.

The Company’s global team of market makers provides deep domain expertise in all aspects of marine, aviation and land fuel management. World Fuel Services’ marine customers include international container and tanker fleets and time-charter operators, as well as the United States and foreign governments. Aviation customers include commercial airlines, cargo carriers and corporate clientele, as well as the United States and foreign governments. Land customers include petroleum distributors, retail petroleum operators, and industrial, commercial and government accounts. For more information, call 305-428-8000 or visithttp://www.wfscorp.com.


World Fuel Services Corporation, Miami
Ira M. Birns, Executive Vice President &
Chief Financial Officer, 305-428-8000
Francis X. Shea, Executive Vice President &
Chief Risk and Administrative Officer, 305-428-8000

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General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems Awarded $31 Million Navy F/A-18 Mission Computer Contract

Defense News: FAIRFAX, Va., March 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems has been awarded a$30.6 million contract for the production of 118 Type-3 advanced mission computers (AMC) for the F/A-18 Super Hornet aircrafts. General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems is a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE:GD - News).

F/A18-E/F Super Hornet: US Navy Photo

The advanced mission computer is the nerve center of the Super Hornet, providing situational awareness and combat systems control to the flight crew. A ruggedized, high-performance/high-reliability mission and display-processing system, the AMC relies on a Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS), open systems architecture. It performs general purpose, input/output, video, voice and graphics processing and is designed to operate reliably in the extreme environmental conditions of today's high-performance fighter aircraft. The AMC is able to process the high-speed data flows from the latest in sensor technology.

"General Dynamics is committed to continuing its legacy of providing advanced warfighting capability to the F/A-18 program," said Lou Von Thaer, president of General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems. "Our open architecture approach allows for technology refreshes and new generations to avoid obsolescence and provide improved performance for the Navy."

General Dynamics has been delivering AMCs for the F/A-18 since 2002. Since then, the nature of the work on this program has expanded from production for newly produced aircraft to include supplying Navy efforts to retrofit operational aircraft. This contract will primarily be performed at the General Dynamics facility inBloomington, Minn., and will be completed by the end of 2011.

Headquartered in Fairfax, Va., General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems is a provider of end-to-end mission solutions in systems integration, development and operations support to customers in the defense, intelligence and homeland security communities. With a focus on cyber, maritime and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance solutions, the company integrates land, air, sea, space and cyber assets to support the strategy and execution of customer missions. More information is available online at www.gd-ais.com.

General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Va., employs approximately 91,700 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 is available at www.gd.com.

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National Defense Industrial Association Honors Morpho Detection's Deployment of MobileTrace® for U.S. Army

Handheld device helps Army identify explosives and narcotics with field-proven trace technology
Defense News: NEWARK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Morpho Detection, Inc., part of the Safran group’s security business, today announced it has been awarded the National Defense Industrial Association’s (NDIA) 2009 Material Release Award for its delivery of the MobileTrace® handheld explosives and narcotics detection system to the U.S. Army.

Morpho Detection was recognized for its “outstanding contribution to the preparedness of the Armed Forces of the United States of America” for its timely delivery of the MobileTrace system. The first simultaneous dual-mode handheld detector, MobileTrace puts advanced technology explosives and narcotics detection in the hands of soldiers where they need it in the field. It also expands the range of target explosives identifiable from a single sample for faster, more comprehensive security screening.

MobileTrace (Photo: Business Wire).  View Multimedia Gallery

MobileTrace (Photo: Business Wire). View Multimedia Gallery

“Morpho Detection is honored to receive this recognition for our work to support the U.S. Armed Forces,” said Dennis Cooke, president and CEO, Morpho Detection, Inc. “This award is a result of the coordination of two great teams – the U.S. Army and Morpho Detection – that came together to meet the critical technology needs of the armed forces.”

MobileTrace incorporates Morpho Detection’s patented ITMS™ (Ion Trap Mobility Spectrometer), or trace technology into a highly portable device. ITMS explosives and narcotics detection sensitivity and reliability has already been proven in other Morpho Detection trace-based products at military bases, border crossings, airports and other critical security checkpoints around the world. U.S. courts have considered the results of testing with trace technology in drug-related prosecutions.

As America’s leading defense industry association promoting national security, the NDIA provides a forum for the exchange of information between industry and government to foster the development of the most innovative and superior equipment, training and support system for American military personnel.

For more information regarding MobileTrace or other Morpho Detection products, please visitwww.morphodetection.com.

About Morpho Detection, Inc.

Sagem Sécurité’s Morpho Detection, a business of the Safran Group (PAR: SAF), is a leading supplier of explosives and narcotics detection systems for government, military, air and ground transportation, first responder, critical infrastructure and other high-risk organizations. Formed in 2009 following Safran Group’s acquisition of GE Security’s Homeland Protection business, Morpho Detection integrates computed tomography (CT), Raman Spectroscopy, trace (ITMS™ technology), X-ray and X-ray Diffraction technologies into solutions that can make security activities more accurate, productive and efficient. With industry-leading products such as the Itemiser® DX trace detection system, the CTX line of explosive detection systems (EDS), and the StreetLab® Mobile hand-held chemical and biological substance identification unit, Morpho Detection’s solutions are deployed to help protect people and property in some of the most important and sensitive world locations.

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Morpho Detection, Inc.
Press Contacts
Steve Hill, +1-503-705-4172
Sagem Sécurité
Caroline Coudert, +33 1 58 11 19 47

OtterBox Showcases Protective Solutions for BlackBerry Smartphones at FOSE 2010

Defense News: FORT COLLINS, CO--(Marketwire - 03/16/10) - OtterBox, makers of premier protective solutions for smartphones, will exhibit in Washington D.C. March 23 - 25, 2010 during FOSE (Federal Office Systems Exposition) at the Research In Motion (RIM) booth # 2301.

"With thousands of government professionals present, FOSE is the perfect platform for OtterBox to showcase our rugged cases. No other product offers the same level of protection or quality for professionals in this industry," OtterBox founder and CEO, Curt Richardson, said. "BlackBerry smartphones have become integral to everyday business and communication so we are looking forward to attending this year's show."

The OtterBox Impact, Defender and Commuter Series™ for the BlackBerry® Bold™ 9700 (from left to right) provide protection from demanding environments of government professionals.

The OtterBox Impact, Defender and Commuter Series™ for the BlackBerry® Bold™ 9700 (from left to right) provide protection from demanding environments of government professionals.

OtterBox offers three custom case options for BlackBerry® smartphones:

Defender Series™: Practically indestructible. With an innovative three layer design, the Defender Series fully encases theBlackBerry smartphone while preserving its distinct qualities. Vents and silicone plugs cover ports and speakers to protect from dust and dirt. All buttons and functions remain fully accessible right through the case and a ratcheting belt clip holster is included for hands free carrying. The Defender Series withstands rough treatment while keeping the smartphone pristine.*

Commuter Series™: Slim and tough. Three slender, yet sturdy layers offer tough protection in a sleek package for BlackBerry smartphones. With a slim form factor and smooth outer layer, this case slides easily in and out of a pocket or bag. Get a high level of security from the distinct design of the Commuter Series.**

Impact Series™: Impressively strong. The most basic OtterBox line, the Impact Series provides remarkably tough protection in an innovative single-layer skin. The durable silicone is brilliantly engineered to absorb impact, featuring inner coring to dissipate shock away from BlackBerry smartphones.***

To read more about the OtterBox cases for BlackBerry smartphones to be displayed at FOSE visitwww.otterbox.com/blackberry-cases.

FOSE will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center March 23 - 25, 2010, for more information visit www.fose.com.

About OtterBox:

Built upon fundamentals of hard work, innovation and perseverance, OtterBox is a leader in the production of premier protective solutions for global handheld manufacturers, wireless carriers and distributors.

Incorporating creativity and cutting-edge design into every product, OtterBox creates sleek and durable cases that offer reliable device protection to complement any lifestyle.

OtterBox was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Fort Collins, Colo.

For more information, visit www.otterbox.com or call 888-695-8820. OtterBox - We've got technology covered.

*Defender Series case provides added protection against bump, shock, drop and dust intrusion. Case is NOT protective against water.

**Commuter Series cases are NOT protected against water. Will provided some added protection against bump and shock.

***Impact Series cases provide added protection against minor bumps. Cases are NOT protective against water.

The BlackBerry and RIM families of related marks, images and symbols are the exclusive properties and trademarks of Research In Motion Limited.

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Kristin Golliher
(970) 372-6232

Commuter Air Technology Supports USSOCOM

Defense News: OKLAHOMA CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Commuter Air Technology (CAT) joins Jacobs Technology in providing service to the US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM).

CAT, partnered with Jacobs Technology, will support USSOCOM under the current Acquisition Logistics and Business Operations Support (ALMBOS) contract and the follow-on contract, Global Battlestaff and Program Support. Under ALMBOS, CAT was awarded a Marine Corps Special Operations Command task order to support combat training using CAT’s proprietary and combat-proven “STALKER” Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) platform. As part of the contract, CAT employs Special Operations combat veterans and operates unique aircraft, which CAT has integrated with cutting edge technology to provide airborne ISR and training.

“We are pleased to continue supporting Marine Special Operations training events. The ALMBOS contract improves continuity and oversight and allows our customers better access to us,” said Darryl Wilkerson, CAT’s President and CEO. “We’re also pleased to be teamed with another exceptional company like Jacobs Technology.”

“The Marine Special Operations Battalions act as a command and control element, conducting multi-faceted counter-terrorist operations. Frequently, this includes the application or integration of airborne ISR and fires – an area where CAT has a great deal of experience and expertise,” added CAT’s Vice President of Operations, Gary Ambrose.

CAT also provides ground training for manned and unmanned systems conducting ISR, close air support, casualty and medical evacuations, and other Special Operations missions.


CAT focuses on delivery of certified aircraft and aircraft modifications, including high performance and flight characteristics enhancements, commuter and high-density passenger systems, military and special missions systems and support, reconfigurations, and cargo conversions. The company’s services include consultation, pre-purchase inspection, engineering, and program management. CAT operates within the Integrated Defense Group of AGC Aerospace & Defense.

AGC Aerospace & Defense is a leader in supplying technologies, systems, and services that support key commercial and military programs. Operating in multiple locations across the globe, capabilities within the AGC Aerospace & Defense portfolio range from engineering, financing, and systems integration to manufacturing, logistics, and aircraft modifications.

For information: www.commuterair.com or www.agcaerospace.com


AGC Aerospace & Defense
Jennyfer R. Guebert, 405-737-2676 Ext. 2012

Integral Systems Debuts Next Generation Raptor X-Band Ultra Small Satellite Terminal at Satellite 2010 Conference

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Integral Systems SATCOM Solutions to Demo Powerful 45cm X-Band Manpack Terminal Currently Under Evaluation by the U.S. Military

Defense News: NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. and CHANTILLY, Va., March 16, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Integral Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:ISYS -News) announced today that its SATCOM Solutions group will be demonstrating its Raptor X 45 X-band Ultra Small Satellite Terminal (USAT) at the Satellite 2010 Conference. Raptor X represents the next generation in man-portable satellite communications technology. The high-speed 45cm terminal was developed to provide the U.S. Military with an easy to deploy, ruggedized X-band terminal for battlefield data connectivity to replace existing low data rate systems.

"We are committed to offering powerful communications solutions that help the warfighter successfully complete their mission," said Stephen Gizinski, Vice President of Integral Systems SATCOM Solutions. "The Raptor X USAT represents the latest advances in compact field terminals, enabling military forces to establish and maintain communications in the field quickly and efficiently."

As easy to transport as a piece of carry-on luggage, Integral Systems' Raptor X terminal is a self-contained system weighing less than 33 pounds and meeting the military's strictest standards for ruggedization including MIL-STD-810F. The system can be unpacked and operational in less than eight minutes. The streamlined terminal interface allows users to select a desired satellite from an easy to navigate on-screen menu assisting with dish alignment. The package also includes a Web-based graphic user interface (GUI) that allows remote monitoring from any standard Web browser. The terminal features a smart power system accepting input from 90 to 264 VAC, 10 to 32 VDC, and BB-5590 or BB2590 batteries. At the Satellite 2010 event, Integral Systems SATCOM Solutions will also be demonstrating the Raptor X 45 Auto, a 45 cm autopointing, autotracking variant of the Raptor terminal.

On March 5, 2010, Integral Systems announced the formation of the Integral Systems SATCOM Solutions division as the result of the acquisition of CVG, Incorporated and its subsidiary, Avtec Systems, Inc. To learn more about the acquisition and Integral Systems SATCOM Solutions, go tohttp://isys.client.shareholder.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=449624.

The Integral Systems family of companies, including Integral Systems SATCOM Solutions, will be exhibiting at booth 937.


Integral Systems, Inc., of Columbia, MD, applies more than 25 years experience to provide integrated technology solutions for satellite communications-interfaced systems. Customers have relied on the Integral Systems family of companies (Integral Systems, Inc., Integral Systems Europe, Lumistar, Inc., Newpoint Technologies, Inc., RT Logic, and SAT Corporation) to deliver on time and on budget for more than 250 satellite missions. Our dedication to customer service has solidified long-term relationships with the U.S. Air Force, NASA, NOAA, and nearly every satellite operator in the world. Integral Systems was named the Region III Prime Contractor of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration in 2009. For more information, visit www.integ.com.


Vought Defense Systems Corp. Announces Contract for the Acquisition of Cyber Aerospace, LLC

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Defense News: DUNEDIN, Fla., March 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Vought Defense Systems Corp. (Other OTC:VDSC.pk - News) announced today that it has signed a contract to acquire 100% of the issued and outstanding stock of Cyber Aerospace, LLC, which is a designer and manufacturer of Unmanned Aerial Systems which has provides services to law enforcement, military and commercial operation globally. Cyber Aerospace owns and operates http://www.cyberaerospace.com

President and CEO, Edwin Salmon stated, "This is a major step for Vought in their endeavor to acquire and develop unique aerial and surveillance UAV's for the US and foreign militaries and the national security market. We are especially excited about the capabilities of CyberScout which has designed with the primary goal to be a small, configurable, and easily modifiable UAV aerial platform, which combines the VTOL, and the hovering capabilities of a helicopter with the high-speed forward capabilities of a fixed winged aircraft A secondary design objective was to "modularize" the major components of the aircraft to allow the platform to be optimally configured with different major components so that it can cost effectively meet varied mission requirements. This means that the CyberScout can "evolve" over time by incorporating new systems and technologies by easily upgrading major system components", http://www.cyberaerospace.com/?page_id=54.

About Vought Defense Systems Corp:

Vought Defense Systems Corp is a holding company whose intent is to acquire companies that are creating inexpensive and technically superior solutions to a growing 6 billion dollar a year worldwide market demand for UAV.

Safe Harbor Act Disclaimer: Statements regarding financial matters in this press release other than historical facts are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The Company intends that such statements about the Company's future expectations, including future revenues and earnings, technology efficacy and all other forward-looking statements be subject to the Safe Harbors created thereby. The Company is a development stage firm that continues to be dependent upon outside capital to sustain its existence. Since these statements (future operational results and sales) involve risks and uncertainties and are subject to change at any time, the Company's actual results may differ materially from expected results.

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