09 Jun 10. Meprolight has become a partner in Pulse Inteco Systems, a provider of electro-optical and laser-based systems and equipment. Meprolight and Pulse Inteco systems are members of the Samy Katsav Group, a global group of defense companies, including Israel Weapons Industries (IWI), Israel Shipyards, Uniscop, Global Shield and SIO. The synergy between the companies will further position the group as a leading provider of sophisticated and comprehensive electro-optical solutions for infantry and armed forces.
07 Jun 10. FLIR Systems along with Electroniksystem-und Logistik-GmbH (ESG) announces an agreement to enhance product support for German customers. This agreement establishes ESG as an independent service and support facility for the German Armed Forces, German Border Guard (Bundespolizei) and the German State Police Organizations. Tasks performed at the ESG/FLIR Fürstenfeldbruck facility will include inspection, overhaul and repair of systems with responsibility for spare parts logistics and the provisioning and supply of spare systems. The highly skilled work force, and the newly established German hotline service, will greatly improve response time and equipment mission availability. The product support services will also allow ESG to offer to tailor customer specific support contracts that will satisfy any operational requirements.
“Partnering with ESG will allow FLIR Systems to provide its German customers with even higher levels of service, improving the operational availability of the German Police and Defence Forces,” said William A. Sundermeier, president of FLIR Government Systems.
ESG will provide support for FLIR Systems’ products including the UltraFORCE® II and Star SAFIRE® HD technologies.
03 Jun 10. Northstar Network Ltd., has signed a Letter of Intent with DEW Engineering and Development ULC covering up to $16m in total opportunities for NNL. This agreement provides for collaboration between NNL and DEW on a number of Canadian defence projects. DEW, of Ottawa, Ontario and Miramichi, New Brunswick, is well positioned for selection as both a prime contractor and top-tier supplier for a number of Canadian military land-vehicle and related programs. (Source: Yahoo!)
04 Jun 10. The University of Maryland and Lockheed Martin Corporation opened a major new chapter in their more than 60-year history today when Dr. C. D. Mote, Jr., President of the University, and Dr. Ray O Johnson, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Lockheed Martin, agreed to create a unique, strategic relationship between the two institutions. The new agreement provides a strategic framework for current and future cooperation that leverages the resources, talent, and ideas of both institutions to produce innovative solutions for global and national security challenges. The agreement provides for work in three key areas: Centers of Collaboration, Joint Pursuit of Business Opportunities, and Enhanced Research and Development. The initial Lockheed Martin commitment is a minimum of $1m per year for three years. However, officials from both organizations agree that the relationship is expected to grow in terms of both collaboration and investment.
“The University of Maryland is thrilled to be formalizing our long-term partnership with Lockheed Martin Corporation. Our combined strength will provide capacity for innovation needed to respond to complex global issues and national security challenges,” said President Mote, who is the Glenn L. Martin Institute Professor of Engineering. “Our partnership will allow us to undertake major
projects benefiting our national prosperity and security.”
“Lockheed Martin’s strategic relationship with the University of Maryland
leverages the best talent and ideas from both institutions to produce innovative solutions for our future,” said Dr. Johnson. “This partnership represents Lockheed Martin’s commitment to its community and future workforce, and it represents a strategi