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16 Jul 12. ATLAS ELEKTRONIK will deliver portable Diver Detection Sonars for installation on the latest frigate of the German Navy, Type F125. ATLAS, a leading supplier of naval electronic systems, has been awarded a contract by the German Federal Office of Defence Technology and Procurement (BWB) for the supply of four Cerberus Mod2 portable Diver Detection Sonar (DDS) systems for the four F125 frigates and a fifth system for training purposes. The first system delivery is scheduled for 2012. Developed by the British subsidiary ATLAS ELEKTRONIK UK, the Cerberus Mod2 sonar will be the first installation of a DDS on a NATO vessel. Cerberus serves to protect military vessels from underwater threats by alerting the operators to the presence of divers, swimmers, autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) or Swimmer Delivery Vehicles (SDVs). The system is ideally suited for expeditionary use on platforms such as the F125 which will conduct forward operations in potentially hostile areas during times of conflict. The system can be operated remotely from the ship’s bridge as well as from a processing and display unit below deck. Cerberus can also be operated completely independently from ships systems with the exception of power which is taken from the ships standard power supply. By positioning several sonars at suitable locations in harbours, wide expanses can be monitored and large numbers of vessels protected. The DDS automatically compensates for ship motion.

19 Jul 12. PEI-Genesis, Inc. is now assembling EN2997/983 series engine connectors from Deutsch/TE Aerospace, a leading manufacturer of electrical connectors for civil & commercial air, mil-aero, transportation and oil & gas markets. In April 2012, TE Connectivity, Ltd. acquired Deutsch Group SAS, expanding TE’s portfolio. PEI-Genesis is well-positioned to drive Deutsch’s global distribution as the only reseller approved to value-add these connectors.

17 Jul 12. FLIR Systems has unveiled the Griffin™ 824, a next-generation trace detector that performs highly-accurate explosives and narcotics threat identification via mass spectrometry. Mass Spectrometry outperforms existing technology on a variety of fronts including the most important – confidence in the results. Utilization of mass spectrometry for trace detection greatly reduces the probability of false alarms over technologies like IMS (Ion Mobility Spectrometry). It is inherently selective, meaning performance is not affected by external factors found in operational environments. The Griffin 824 is highly accurate and will enhance safety and increase throughput in security checkpoints. With over 10 years of experience in the development and production of fieldable mass spectrometry products, FLIR is committed to leading edge innovation and the continued pursuit of bringing lab caliber technology out of the lab and to the site of interest. Griffin™ products are currently used by the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and other domestic and international agencies for chemical, narcotic, and explosive threat detection and confirmation.

18 Jul 12. FLIR Systems debuted the lightest and most sensitive handheld explosives trace detector on the market today, the FIDO X3 Portable Explosive Trace Detector, at the Farnborough International Airshow. The Fido X3 offers broad class threat identification to aid in targeted screening operations. The system can screen liquids, solids or vapors within seconds and without waiting to adjust system configuration or temperatures. The Fido X3 ships with an advanced swipe material to increase the likelihood of detection for particulates. The FIDO X3 can be used in aviation security, mass transit security, first responder, commercial property screening, personnel screening, high value target security, civil support tea

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