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22 Oct 15. Raytheon, Northrop await debriefs after long-range radar loss. Raytheon Co and Northrop Grumman Corp on Thursday said they had asked the government for more information about why they lost a contract to build a new long-range radar system that was awarded to Lockheed Martin Corp.
Lockheed, the Defense Department’s No. 1 supplier, beat out Raytheon and Northrop to win the $784m contract to design and build the new Long Range Discrimination Radar.
“We feel good about the solution that we had proposed and how it leveraged our experience and proven performance across a broad spectrum of radar programs,” Raytheon Chief Financial Officer Toby O’Brien told Reuters on Thursday after the release of third-quarter results.
He added that a briefing by the Missile Defense Agency “will determine our course of action going forward.” He said it was premature to comment on whether Raytheon would protest the decision with the U.S. Government Accountability Office.
Northrop spokesman Randy Belote said his company was disappointed about the news, and remained convinced that its proposal offered “the best value, most affordable and technically innovative solution to help defend our nation from ballistic missile attacks.”
The radar system, which will be built in Clear, Alaska and is due to start operating in 2020, will expand the ability of the U.S. military to detect and respond to potential missile launches from North Korea. (Source: Reuters)
22 Oct 15. Gatekeeper Unveils New High-Definition Cameras at 2015 International Chiefs of Police Conference. Gatekeeper Systems Inc. (“Gatekeeper” or the “Company”) (TSX VENTURE: GSI)(OTC PINK: GKPRF)(1GK.F) is pleased to announce that it will be showcasing its latest XFORCE™ high-definition cameras for the law enforcement market at the International Chiefs of Police Conference (IACP) in Chicago, Illinois from October 24 to 27, 2015. The unveiling will include the Company’s latest version of its high-definition body cameras and micro in-car forward facing camera that maximizes vision while reducing in-car clutter. The latest version of the high-definition body camera includes the DOKN-GO™ appliance, providing an easy-to-use total solution for smaller law enforcement agencies. The micro high-definition in-car camera has wide angle and long-range capability in a single two mega pixel package. For further information on the Company’s product line, please visit the ‘Products’ section of the Company’s website. As previously announced on August 20, 2015, the Company entered into a strategic reseller agreement with SunGard Public Sector Inc. (“SunGard”) to promote Gatekeeper’s body camera and evidence management solution to their law enforcement customer network. Accordingly, the Company and SunGard have planned a joint marketing and product launch of Gatekeeper’s body camera and data management system scheduled for October 24th at the IACP conference at booth #4060. SunGard Public Sector provides software solutions that help government agencies, utilities and non-profits provide more effective services to their citizens and communities. SunGard Public Sector is an indirect subsidiary of SunGard, one of the world’s leading software and technology services provider with approximately USD $2.8 billion in annual revenue.
Public safety and justice agencies uses SunGard Public Sector solutions to manage emergency dispatch operations, citizen and incident records, mobile computing in the field and operations of courts and jails. More than 115 million citizens live in communities that are supported by SunGard Public Sector products and services.
The Company’s products and services covered under the SunGard agreement include body cameras, XVAULT™ Video Evidence Management System, designed as an enterprise platform software application capable of managing video