Monday Security Industry

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

SUFFOLK, Va., Aug. 10 (UPI) — U.S. company Lockheed Martin says its new smart-phone applications could add enhanced situational awareness to soldiers in the field.

LONDON, Aug. 10 (UPI) — The British Ministry of Defense has awarded BAE Systems a long-term torpedo contract designed to improve efficiencies and save money.

HOUSTON, Aug. 10 (UPI) — The U.S. Transportation Security Administration is conducting tests at George Bush Intercontinental Airport on screening systems designed to protect privacy.

FAIRFAX, Va., Aug. 10 (UPI) — The U.S. Homeland Security Department has selected SRA International Inc. to compete for task orders supporting emergency preparedness programs.

SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 10 (UPI) — United Arab Emirates-based International Golden Group has signed a deal to distribute Seer Technology Inc.’s chemical recognition and navigation technologies.

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 10 (UPI) — U.S. company PepperBall Technologies Inc. announced the launch of its new pepper powder gun technology designed to support non-lethal protection requirements.

WASHINGTON, Aug. 10 (UPI) — The U.S. Transportation Security Administration announced it has established standards for its new biometric-based flight crew identity program.

HERNDON, Va., Aug. 10 (UPI) — The U.S. Army has selected GTSI Corp. to compete as one of five awardees for task orders supporting automatic identification solutions.

BENNINGTON, Vt., Aug. 10 (UPI) — Plasan has received a follow-on subcontract to deliver additional armor kits for the U.S. Army’s mine resistant ambush protected All-Terrain Vehicle.

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Aug. 10 (UPI) — A conference set to take place in the United Arab Emirates is expected to draw international defense experts to discuss armored vehicle technologies.

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Thursday Security Industry

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

MIDDLETOWN, R.I., Aug. 6 (UPI) — U.S. company KVH Industries Inc. has been contracted to support remote stabilized weapon systems with the integration of its fiber-optic technologies.

FARMINGDALE, N.J., Aug. 6 (UPI) — U.S. company Allied Security Innovations Inc. announced plans to add a tamper-evident seal technology in its offerings for the homeland security market.

ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 6 (UPI) — The Medium Extended Air Defense System program has achieved a milestone in preparation for system tests at the New Mexico-based White Sands Missile Range.

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 6 (UPI) — Northrop Grumman said its Bat system successfully executed a communications relay payload during a recent demonstration at a Navy facility in California.

MCLEAN, Va., Aug. 6 (UPI) — The U.S. Marine Corps has contracted QinetiQ North America to develop controller technology capable of supporting unmanned vehicles and sensors used in combat.

CLEARFIELD, Utah, Aug. 6 (UPI) — Northrop Grumman announced it has delivered its rocket motor technology to the U.S. Air Force to support the Minuteman Intercontinental Ballistic Missile.

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 6 (UPI) — Germany-based defense equipment firm Centurio has signed an agreement to distribute biological weapons detection systems from Universal Detection Technology.

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 6 (UPI) — U.S. company Northrop Grumman announced it has achieved a milestone with its RQ-4 Global Hawk following the completion of 25,000 combat hours of operation.

EDGEWOOD, N.Y., Aug. 6 (UPI) — The U.S. Air Force has released a new order for CPI Aerostructures Inc. to deliver its spoilers and fairings technologies.

BILLERICA, Mass., Aug. 6 (UPI) — Massachusetts-based American Science and Engineering Inc. announced the launch of its new drive-through threat detection technology.

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Wednesday Security Industry

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

MARLBOROUGH, Mass., Aug. 5 (UPI) — Raytheon and partner SafeNet Inc. announced a new radio communication solution with a U.S. National Security Agency type one qualification.

DALLAS, Aug. 5 (UPI) — Raytheon has been contracted by the U.S. Navy to begin developing a next-generation sensor technology for the P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft.

MOORESTOWN, N.J., Aug. 5 (UPI) — The U.S. Navy’s USS Bunker Hill has successfully completed an evaluation of its Lockheed Martin-equipped Aegis Weapon System naval defense technology.

ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 5 (UPI) — The U.S. Army has selected Binary Group to compete for Program Management Support Services 2 task orders supporting the future force initiative.

YUMA PROVING GROUND, Ariz., Aug. 5 (UPI) — Raytheon announced its Excalibur Ia-1 projectiles have achieved new reliability following a successful test firing at the Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona.

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 5 (UPI) — The U.S. Navy has contracted URS Corp. to provide the Naval Surface Warfare Center with program management and engineering support services.

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 5 (UPI) — Proximex has been selected by authorities at the Port of Long Beach in California to provide the port’s Command and Control Center with security technologies.

MCLEAN, Va., Aug. 5 (UPI) — The U.S. Army has contracted Alion Science and Technology to provide radio frequency modeling and analysis support services.

NEW YORK, Aug. 5 (UPI) — The U.S. Air Force has contracted L-3 Communications to support force protection security requirements at Defense Department sites around the world.

WOBURN, Mass., Aug. 5 (UPI) — The U.S. Air Force has contracted Scientific Systems Co. to support surveillance systems with the development of three-dimensional imaging technologies.

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Tuesday Security Industry

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

MCLEAN, Va., Aug. 4 (UPI) — The U.S. Air Force has contracted Science Applications International Corp. to provide integrated defense support services at Defense Department installations.

ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 4 (UPI) — U.S. company CACI International Inc. has been contracted to support security and intelligence authorities with information technology solutions.

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 4 (UPI) — The U.S. Army has contracted Alliant Techsystems to deliver ammunition to support the AH-64D Apache attack helicopter.

WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 (UPI) — Lockheed Martin announced it has submitted a proposal to the U.S. Navy to be taken under consideration for the Littoral Combat Ship contract award.

TEWKSBURY, Mass., Aug. 4 (UPI) — The U.S. Navy has contracted Raytheon to support the Air and Missile Defense Radar development with S-band component concept studies.

MCLEAN, Va., Aug. 4 (UPI) — U.S. company Science Applications International Corp. has completed its acquisition of business and technical consulting company R.W. Beck Group Inc.

LENOIR CITY, Tenn., Aug. 4 (UPI) — British defense authorities have contracted EOD Technology Inc. to provide British troops in Afghanistan with mine action services.

BRIGHTON, Mich., Aug. 4 (UPI) — The U.S. Army has selected Lowry Computer Products to deliver Automatic Identification Technologies as part of a contract vehicle.

FARMINGDALE, N.Y., Aug. 4 (UPI) — Lockheed Martin Canada has contracted Telephonics Corp. to support the Halifax-class frigate modernization with identification friend or foe technologies.

MIAMI, Aug. 4 (UPI) — Authorities from the Florida Supreme Court have contracted Wellbilt International to deliver its blast-wall protection technologies.

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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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Wednesday Security Industry

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

LINTHICUM, Md., July 29 (UPI) — The U.S. Navy has contracted Northrop Grumman to provide concept studies for the next-generation multi-mission Air and Missile Defense Radar.

ORLANDO, Fla., July 29 (UPI) — Lockheed Martin has received a follow-on contract from the U.S. Army to deliver Arrowhead kits for the AH-64D Apache attack helicopter.

LONDON, July 29 (UPI) — The British Ministry of Defense has contracted IBM to provide the U.K. Air Surveillance Command and Control System with management support.

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., July 29 (UPI) — U.S. company Point Blank Solutions Inc. in collaboration with DuPont Protection Technologies announced the launch of new ballistic armor systems.

LANCASTER, Pa., July 29 (UPI) — Herley Industries Inc. has been contracted to support a U.S. Navy electronic attack aircraft program with a delivery of its integrated microwave assemblies.

EAST HARTFORD, Conn., July 29 (UPI) — U.S. company Pratt & Whitney has achieved a milestone for its F135 engine development following the successful completion of more than 15,600 test hours.

FORT BELVOIR, Va., July 29 (UPI) — In a move to support the deployment of additional U.S. troops to Afghanistan, the Defense Logistics Agency has increased its operations to equip the mission.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 29 (UPI) — The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded BBN Technologies additional funding to continue development of a language translation system.

LADSON, S.C., July 29 (UPI) — The U.S. Army has modified a contract with Force Protection Inc. for the delivery of its Buffalo mine protected clearance vehicles.

CAMARILLO, Calif., July 29 (UPI) — California-based AML Communications Inc. has been contracted to support an unmanned aerial vehicle program with its integrated microwave assemblies.

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Tuesday Security Industry

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

RESTON, Va., July 28 (UPI) — The U.S. Marine Corps has contracted Northrop Grumman to provide the Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield Process with information support services.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., July 28 (UPI) — U.S. company Taser International Inc. has launched a next-generation hand-held electronic control device designed to fire multiple cartridges without reloading.

EVERETT, Wash., July 28 (UPI) — The U.S. Defense Department has contracted Intermec Inc. to provide asset tracking, inventory control, and warehousing support.

FAIRFAX, Va., July 28 (UPI) — The U.S. Homeland Security Department selected ICF Inc. to compete for task orders from the Office of Infrastructure Protection Program Support Services.

BILLERICA, Mass., July 28 (UPI) — The U.S. Navy has contracted GE Sensing and Inspection Technologies to provide visual inspection technologies and training services.

MINNEAPOLIS, July 28 (UPI) — The U.S. Army has contracted BAE Systems for its emergency window escape technologies for installation on M1151 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles.

PORT TOWNSEND, Wash., July 28 (UPI) — The U.S. Army has contracted Intellicheck Mobilisa Inc. to deliver its identification reading technologies for installation at Fort Benning in Georgia.

PHOENIX, July 28 (UPI) — The U.S. Defense Logistics Agency has contracted BAE Systems for the delivery of Modular Lightweight Load Carrying Equipment to support troops in the field.

LOS ANGELES, July 28 (UPI) — The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted Universal Detection Technology a patent for its automated airborne anthrax threat detection system.

PROVIDENCE, R.I., July 28 (UPI) — U.S. defense contractor Textron Inc. announced the appointment of a new president and chief executive officer for its Bell Helicopter business.

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