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19 Apr 10. Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp., and Lockheed Martin today announced the signing of a teaming agreement to compete jointly for the U.S. Navy’s revived VXX Presidential Helicopter program. The agreement formally positions global helicopter manufacturer Sikorsky as the prime contractor offering its H-92″ medium-lift helicopter for the presidential transport mission with Lockheed Martin, a leading rotary wing systems integrator, as the major subsystems supplier. Additionally, the two companies jointly submitted a response today to the U.S. Navy’s VXX request for information. The document details how a Sikorsky/Lockheed Martin team would design and manufacture the H-92 helicopter with integrated systems for the Marine One mission.

18 Apr 10. Marine barrier manufacturers HALO Defence Systems, Mass, USA has appointed 5G International Inc., Florida as their agents for the Far East. 5G International is a manufacturer of Unmanned Surface Vessels (USVs) and cooperates with HALO offering Layered Defence Solutions to protect coastal and offshore assets against terrorist attack. When the barrier is used in conjunction with USVs, it provides a measured response to marine threats. Successful demonstrations and tests earlier this year, at an undisclosed location, proved the effectiveness of the floating barrier against intruders. In a simulated seaborne attack and attempt to penetrate the barrier, the boat was totally destroyed while the HALO floating barrier remained intact and undamaged.

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