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27 Mar 06. Alliant Techsystems and Boeing have signed a teaming agreement to support the new Israeli Short-Range Ballistic Missile Defense (SRBMD) system, which Boeing is pursuing in partnership with Israel Aircraft Industries (IAI). Under the agreement, ATK will design, fabricate, and assemble the rocket motor and case for the SRBMD interceptor missile. Work will be conducted at ATK’s Manufacturing Center of Excellence in Rocket Center, W. Va., and the company’s composite manufacturing facility in Iuka, Miss. The teaming agreement is the second between ATK’s Mission Systems Group and Boeing Integrated Defense Systems, and follows a similar co-production effort between the two organizations on the IAI Arrow missile defense program. The SRBMD program is a Government of Israel missile defense system to protect against “ripple launches” of either short-range missiles or long-range artillery. The Israeli Missile Defense Organization is expected to select an Israeli-U.S. industry team this spring to move forward on the program.

26 Mar 06. PEI-Genesis offers 2-day assembly on Amphenol MIL-DTL-38999 circular connectors. PEI-Genesis, the international distributor of commercial, industrial and military connectors, has extended its franchise agreement with Amphenol to cover the manufacturer’s MIL-DTL-38999 Series I, II and III military circular connectors. This development means that Amphenol’s LJT, JT and TV connector ranges – and also the SJT variant – are all now available with the PEI-Genesis 2-day assembly service, which represents a dramatic cut in the industry’s typical lead times of several weeks for this type of product. PEI-Genesis achieves its unrivalled level of service by carrying large stocks of piece parts and using special in-house developed robotic assembly machines. The company is QPL listed by the US Department of Defense for assembling the Amphenol MIL-DTL-38999 connectors both in the USA and at the PEI-Genesis European headquarters in Basingstoke. Suitable for use in a diverse range of defence and aerospace applications, Amphenol’s MIL-DTL-38999 connectors cover a broad spectrum of styles, sizes and planforms. The Series I and II connectors (LJT and JT respectively) feature aluminium shells, while the Series III connectors (TV) can be specified with aluminium, stainless-steel or composite shells. Available plating finishes include cadmium olive drab, nickel and zinc cobalt.

29 Mar 06. Raytheon Company intends to bid as a prime contractor for the Department of Homeland Security’s Secure (DHS) Border Initiative SBInet project.
Raytheon has assembled a team that provides the best value industry solution and demonstrates a commitment to small and minority owned businesses. The team is uniquely suited to help DHS secure America’s borders from illegal aliens, potential terrorists, weapons of mass destruction, drug traffic, and other contraband by providing an efficient mix of people, infrastructure, technology and rapid response capabilities.

22 Mar 06. SI International, Inc. announced that its formal small-business mentor-protégé agreement with Orizon, Inc. (Orizon) has been approved by the U.S. State Department. The agreement is intended to strengthen the relationship between SI International and Orizon and to expand their range of IT solutions offered to the U.S. State Department.

27 Mar 06. Honeywell has signed a teaming agreement with The Boeing Company and Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) to pursue the System Development and Demonstration Phase of the Joint Precision Approach and Landing System (JPALS) program. Honeywell will serve as team leader for the pursuit of the Department of Defense’s (DoD’s) program, providing its Differential Global Positioning System (DGPS) – Satellite Landing System (SLS) technology.

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