Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Lockheed M, Gen Dyn.+ DEW, AU, CA in on Terror Scam

Lockheed Martin (LMT) :Space-Based Infrared System (SBIRS)

Lockheed Martin Completes Key End-to-End Test of Space Based Infrared System

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lockheed Martin announced today that it has successfully completed a critical end-to-end test between the space and ground elements of the Space-Based Infrared System (SBIRS), a key milestone in preparation for launch and on-orbit operations of the program's first geosynchronous orbit (GEO) spacecraft.
SBIRS will provide early warning of missile launches and support other missions simultaneously, including missile defense, technical intelligence and battlespace characterization.
The successful test demonstrated the ability of the system's ground components to work together during operation of the first SBIRS GEO satellite. The Interim Mission Control Station Backup in Boulder, Colo., the Lockheed Martin SBIRS Auxiliary Support Center in Sunnyvale, Northrop Grumman's Satellite Payload Operational Test Station and the satellite Functional Test Assembly participated in this key interface test.(cont..)

GD’S "Listener"

General Dynamics named MoD networking supplier

The Ministry of Defence has announced the supplier for a project to boost its networking capabilities.
General Dynamics UK has been selected as a preferred bidder for the assessment phase of the programme to deliver networked information systems to the UK's armed forces. The final contract will be awarded in September 2007.
The programme, known as Listener, will integrate UK intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition and reconnaissance systems, with its allies in the United States and Nato. Under the groundbreaking project, data will be automatically fused and create intelligence for commanders to act upon. (Cont..)

$9.2M to Support USN Directed Energy & Electric Weapons Office

Envisioneering, Inc. in Alexandria, VA received a sole source $9.2 million cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for systems analysis, system/component design and development, system test and evaluation, data collection and analysis in support of the US Navy's Directed Energy and Electric Weapons Program Office. See the 2003 Jane's article "Naval warfare at the speed of light" for more background on the kind of developments being pursued by PMS-405, as well as DID's article concerning US Navy rail gun research (cont..)

Dozens of loudspeakers have been installed around Sydney's CBD to tell people what to do in the event of a major emergency like a terrorist attack.

New South Wales Police Minister David Campbell says the system is part of the Government's counter-terrorism initiatives announced two years ago and should be operational for next month's APEC summit. (Cont..)

U of O gets funding for anti-terrorism research projects

Three University of Ottawa research projects have received a total of $6.8 million from the federal science community to help the country be better prepared in the event of a terrorist attack.
The Chemical, Biological, Radiological-Nuclear and Explosives Research and Technology Initiative made the funding announcement today.
Richard Davies, from the Department of Medicine and the University of Ottawa Heart Institute will lead a project that monitors information from various sources to provide an early warning system for disease outbreaks. It will allow for population-based medical research and improve the quality of care for chronic diseases.
Louise Lemyre, from the Department of Psychology, will develop a bilingual, user-friendly training tool to assist responders and planners in the event of terrorist threats or attacks.
Meanwhile, the Faculty of Science will lead the development and adaptation of software for maintaining a comprehensive database of chemicals, standardizing the management of chemical inventories across educational institutions, and improving tracking of chemicals in Canada

Homeland Security Wants "Body Area Networks"

New York participating in rail system security project,0,232545.story?coll=ny-region-apnewyork

If Budgets Tighten, NGA Will Guard R&D Spending

U.S. Joint Forces Command (USJFCOM)

The U.S. Joint Forces Command (USJFCOM) Public Affairs Staff blogged live from the two-day NDIA-USJFCOM Industry Symposium July 31-Aug. 1. USJFCOM’s leadership as well as other distinguished military and state government leaders, including Virginia's governor, spoke at the "Hampton Roads... Supporting Joint Force Operations" 2007 symposium designed to raise industry and academia's awareness of joint warfighting challenges and solutions. (Cont..)

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