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02 Dec 03. The board of directors of General Dynamics elected Lester L. Lyles, 57, a director of the corporation. Lyles retired from the U.S. Air Force on October 1 at the rank of general. His last Air Force assignment was as commander of the Air Force Material Command (AFMC) at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio.

01 Dec 03. TRL Technology Ltd announced the appointment of Dave Bucknell as Business Development Manager, focusing on the maritime defence arena. This step complements the company’s recent decision to join the MRCM alliance as the sixth strategic partner, opening up TRL Technology’s EW systems and expertise base to a wider global market. Established in 2000, the exclusive MRCM Alliance comprises ewation GmbH, Grintek Ewation, Herley Industries, Indra, Sysdel and TRL Technology, providing a global signal intelligence systems and product resource.

03 Dec 03. EADS will set up a company under Russian law. The Executive Committee of EADS has appointed Vadim Vlasov, 38, to head this new company. The new entity aims to leverage and to develop the already important existing EADS business in Russia and to develop further opportunities. It will become operational in January 2004 and will be complimentary to the current EADS office in Moscow.

01 Dec 03. The Board of Directors of EDO Corporation has elected Lieutenant General (Ret.) Leslie F. Kenne to the company’s Board, effective as of November 26. This brings the number of Board members to ten, of which nine are independent directors.

03 Dec 03. CAE has named Ulrich Aderhold the managing director of CAE GmbH. In this position, Aderhold will be responsible for CAE’s military simulation and training business based in Stolberg, Germany. Aderhold will replace Dieter Wolf, who is retiring after 35 years of service with CAE.

01 Dec 03. Lockheed Martin has named James Keeler to lead business development efforts for its Simulation, Training & Support company. As Business Development vice president, Keeler will be responsible for creating and executing plans to identify and win new business in military and commercial markets. He has more than 17 years of experience with Lockheed Martin, serving most recently as the company’s director of flight training. In that position, he was responsible for aircrew training systems including those for Special Operations Forces, the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, C-130 Hercules, B-1 bomber, and F-16 fighter — in addition to Commercial Pilot Training Center systems.

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