Monday Security Industry

From my security industry beat. Click on headlines to read stories I filed under the UPI byline.

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Aug. 3 (UPI) — The U.S. Navy has contracted Northrop Grumman to provide the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier with maintenance and upgrade services.

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 3 (UPI) — Northrop Grumman has completed assembly of the first of a next-generation unmanned aircraft system under a contract from the German Defense Ministry.

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Aug. 3 (UPI) — The U.S. Coast Guard placed an order with Aura Systems Inc. for the company to provide its mobile power generator technologies.

MIAMISBURG, Ohio, Aug. 3 (UPI) — Oshkosh Corp. has awarded O’Neil & Associates Inc. a subcontract to support the U.S. military’s mine-resistant, ambush-protected All Terrain Vehicles program.

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Aug. 3 (UPI) — ShotSpotter says its gunshot detection system deployed in 45 U.S. cities and counties has helped save more than 50 lives in the first half of 2009.

WILMINGTON, Mass., Aug. 3 (UPI) — U.S. company Textron Defense Systems announced it has established a new business line dedicated to laser technology development.

OSHKOSH, Wis., Aug. 3 (UPI) — The U.S. Army is increasing its order with Oshkosh Corp. for the delivery of additional mine-resistant, ambush-protected All Terrain Vehicles.

OSHKOSH, Wis., Aug. 3 (UPI) — GE Aviation announced the recent debut of a C-5M Super Galaxy military transport aircraft with new engines as part of a U.S. Air Force modernization program.

VIENNA, Va., Aug. 3 (UPI) — The U.S. Missile Defense Agency has awarded MicroTech a contracted extension to continue providing telecommunications support services.

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Aug. 3 (UPI) — The British Ministry of Defense has contracted Saab to continue providing support for ongoing Army training operations in Kenya.

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