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VIENNA, VA July 12, 2017 AT&T* will deliver a modern communications network to support U.S. military services in the Pacific region.
The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) awarded us a 10-year contract to replace its Hawaii network.
Our custom, high speed network will support Pacific Theater military operations from the Hawaiian Islands. Service personnel will use it to easily connect and share information vital to their mission.
The network will support integrated voice, video and data services. It will be highly secure. And, we will manage it for DISA over the life of the contract.
“We’re honored to deliver capabilities that complement our vision of a ‘Network of the Future’ for DISA,” said Anthony Robbins, vice president-Defense, AT&T Global Public Sector. “We’re equipping warfighters in the Pacific region with voice, data and video capabilities to help improve mission effectiveness.”
AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) helps millions around the globe connect with leading entertainment, business, mobile and high speed internet services. We offer the nation’s best data network** and the best global coverage of any U.S. wireless provider. We’re one of the world’s largest providers of pay TV. We have TV customers in the U.S. and 11 Latin American countries. Nearly 3.5 million companies, from small to large businesses around the globe, turn to AT&T for our highly secure smart solutions.
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WASHINGTON, July 13, 2017 Hudson Institute has been awarded a $500,000 grant by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to expand bipartisan political consensus on how to prevent terrorists from obtaining existing nuclear weapons, materials, or technologies. The project will be led by Dr. Richard Weitz, Director of Hudson Institute's Center for Political-Military Analysis.
"Concrete leadership on nuclear security benefits everyone," said Kenneth Weinstein, President and CEO of Hudson Institute. "Richard Weitz has worked at the forefront of cooperative threat reduction for many years, and we are proud to partner with MacArthur as they pursue new approaches to global nuclear security."
The grant will focus on preventing, deterring and responding to malign sub-state actors attempting to obtain an existing nuclear weapon or make an improvised nuclear explosive device through stolen, bought, or diverted highly enriched uranium and separated plutonium. Through media engagements, policy briefs, and public and private events, the project will focus on reducing U.S. partisan divisions surrounding the issue of nuclear security and prepare the next generation of nuclear security experts. The grant is part of a larger $4.4. million initiative led by the MacArthur Foundation and the Carnegie Corporation of New York to reduce nuclear risk and reinforce the goals established by the 2016 Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Richard Weitz is a Senior Fellow at Hudson Institute and Director of the Center for Political-Military Analysis. His current research includes regional security developments relating to Europe, Eurasia, and East Asia as well as U.S. foreign and defense policies. In recent years, Dr. Weitz has authored or edited several books and monographs, including Promoting U.S.-Indian Defense Cooperation (2017); Enhancing the Georgia-US Security Partnership (2016); Parsing Chinese-Russian Military Exercises (2015); Reforming U.S. Export Controls Reforms (2015); Turkey's New Regional Security Role: Implications for the United States (2014); Rebuilding American Military Power in the Pacific (2013); Global Security Watch—China (2013); War and Governance: International Security in a Changing World Order (2011); Global Security Watch—Russia (2009); Mismanaging Mayhem: How Washington Responds to Crisis (2008); Revitalising U.S.–Russian Security Cooperation: Practical Measures (2005); and two volumes of National Security Case Studies (Project on National Security Reform, 2012 and 2008). Dr. Weitz is a graduate of Harvard University, Oxford University, the London School of Economics, and Harvard College.
Hudson Institute is a research organization promoting American leadership and global engagement for a secure, free, and prosperous future. http://www.hudson.org
California State University, Los Angeles has been awarded a $380,000 grant from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) to conduct research designed to improve cyber security.
Cal State LA will collaborate with NATO experts, as well as scientists from Italy, Israel, and Pakistan on the project.
“We are looking forward to collaborating with these partners to foster research, innovation, and knowledge in an effort to address today’s security challenges,” said Marina Mondin, who is the grant’s principal investigator and an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at Cal State LA.
NATO’s Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Program has provided funding for a three-year period. The program also provides expert advice and support to security-relevant activities jointly developed by a NATO member and partner country.
“The research conducted at Cal State LA, in collaboration with other institutions, will help advance the field and lead to greater cybersecurity,” said Cal State LA President William A. Covino. “We’re pleased to be a part of this important effort.”
The collaborative research project focuses on the design and implementation of a practical Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) system between two major cities in northern Italy.
QKD uses quantum mechanics to exchange secret information. Quantum mechanics is the science dealing with the behavior of matter and light on the atomic and subatomic scale.
In QKD systems, individual photons are used to exchange cryptographic key data between a sender and a receiver. Each photon represents a single piece of data. After a key has been created, it can then be used to encrypt messages that are being communicated over an insecure channel.
It is the only known technique against cyberattacks that is secure based on the current understanding of laws of physics.
“QKD systems have reached a maturity level that allows their potential full realization and implementation for creation of a secure network backbone. The scientists at the Italian National Institute of Metrological Research (INRIM) are at the forefront of experimental research in the field of quantum optics,” said Mondin.
Quantum optics is a field of research that uses semi-classical and quantum-mechanical physics to investigate phenomena involving light and its interactions with matter at submicroscopic levels.
Researchers will also focus on the advancement of all related technologies for both fiber optics and free space optical systems. Free space optics is the technology associated with using a light source to wirelessly transmit data.
Mondin is an expert in signal processing for communications, modulation and coding, simulation of communication systems, and quantum communications. She has been associate editor for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ Transactions on Circuits and Systems and has been a member of the technical-scientific committees of various international conferences.
Other researchers involved in the grant project include Marco Genovese, of Italian National Institute of Metrological Research, Torino, Italy; Shlomi Arnon, of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel; and Inam Bari, of National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Peshawar, Pakistan.
Over the past five years, the NATO SPS program has initiated 450 collaborative activities in more than 40 partner countries from cyber security in Jordan to defense against chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear agents, and energy security in Ukraine.
Internet Promise Group provides critical security encryption for military and government applications
TORRANCE, CA July 7, 2017 Internet Promise Group, Inc. (IPG), a leading provider of security software, secure data storage and cyber security systems has introduced Random Dance Keys (RDK), a new class of scalable encryption keys so virulent and ephemeral they are impervious to brute force attacks.
Unlike current data security methods that focus on creating more advanced encryption algorithms, RDK provides breakthrough innovation in the encryption key space itself that until now was the standard key size of such as 256 random sequences of bits.
RDK encryption keys are engineered not only to be unbreakable by brute force methods, but impossible to steal or hack by focusing on the innovation in the encryption key itself rather than the encryption algorithm. They are generated randomly for every data block within in a secure communication channel, are unique per data packet or time slice, per direction and based on six layers of random separation for in-depth defense.
In addition, this next-generation of a sequence of encryption keys are:
- Created instantly when needed for encrypting or decrypting a dataset using an algorithm
- Never stored anywhere and are instantly discarded
- Engineered to protect data without disruption to existing encryption systems to ensure ease and usability within current systems
- Designed to provide seamless integration with current systems, protocols, or environments using wireless nationwide networks and combination of wireless and landline networks
"Generated at the time of actual use for encryption or decryption and immediately discarded after one time use to ensure data communications security, RDK nullify threats by eliminating the value of stolen or leaked data," said Tara Chand, chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Internet Promise Group.
How do they work? RDK creates and uses a random wave envelope that generates a perpetual sequence of uniquely random encryption keys at both ends of any communications channel. The advanced key management solution of RDK uses existing encryption algorithms and an existing encryption key as a seed, without displacing current methods. RDK are easy to use, scalable and are deployable within a few days.
RDK offers multiple applications and solutions to eliminate privacy and end-to-end security issues for communications across computers including wireless networks, cloud storage services, other external storage systems, business networks and financial institutions. RDK also provides advanced solutions for critical security network communications and data storage by military, defense and government agencies.
For military use RDK can provide shared encryption keys among U.S. forces and its allies collaborating in military operations in the Middle East and other war zones around the globe. Patented RDK technology may be licensed for commercial, military and government hardware, firmware and software applications. For information please call (310) 787-1400 or visit www.internetpromisegroup.com.
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About Internet Promise Group
Founded in 2014, Internet Promise Group, Inc. (IPG) develops and markets a wide range of mobile, security and information systems applications. IPG has invested $5 million in research and development to engineer products and services that secure transactions, authenticate identity, increase safety and save lives. IPG and its wholly-owned subsidiaries hold 50 patents and more than 100 patents pending for advanced technology solutions for consumers, business and government.
ORLANDO July 10, 2017 The U.S. Army awarded Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) a $288 millioncontract to modernize its live training program. As the prime contractor, Lockheed Martin will partner with Saab (Stockholm: SAABB) to provide a simplified training solution that combines multiple vehicle crew training systems into a single product line.
Managed by the U.S. Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI), the system includes training kits of laser detectors and transmitters to equip military trucks, training weapons, and armored vehicles. The new Instrumentable Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System (I-MILES) Vehicle Tactical Engagement Simulation System (VTESS) program will allow seamless integration with the Army's existing Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement Systems.
"Through I-MILES VTESS, we are changing the way vehicle crews take part in training exercises with an open architecture system that is robust and simple to use," said Sandy Samuel, Lockheed Martin Vice President, Training and Simulation Solutions. "Together, these systems enable soldiers to conduct live, highly realistic force-on-force training with their existing platforms and weapons systems."
Leveraging Lockheed Martin's SciosLive™ baseline, I-MILES VTESS components were designed to make the system easier for individual soldiers to manage and operate in the field. Compared to the current MILES Tactical Vehicle System, the Lockheed Martin system is smaller, lighter and features simplified components.
"This contract is a result of an excellent combination of skillsets and capabilities from both Saab and Lockheed Martin," said Åsa Thegström, head of Training & Simulation within Saab's Dynamics business area. "Together with Lockheed Martin, we will deliver a training system that provides the Army with the best training capability for future needs."
For additional information, visit our website: www.lockheedmartin.com/training.
About Lockheed Martin
Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 97,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.
Saab serves the global market with world-leading products, services and solutions within military defense and civil security. Saab has operations and employees on all continents around the world. Through innovative, collaborative and pragmatic thinking, Saab develops, adopts and improves new technology to meet customers' changing needs.
LAKELAND, FL July 10, 2017 Draken International, operator of the largest privately-owned fleet of ex-military aircraft in the world, has deployed 11 L-159 Advanced Light Combat Aircraft (ALCA) to Nellis Air Force Base to provide direct adversary support to the company’s USAF Adversary Air (ADAIR) contract. Upon arrival at Nellis, the L-159 aircraft took to the skies after receiving a Military Flight Release (MFR) authorizing the integration of the L-159 fighter with USAF assets. The L-159’s join 13 A-4 Skyhawks that Draken is already operating in support of this contract, for a total of 24 Draken aircraft now based at Nellis.
Draken first debuted the company’s L-159 fighter jets in January 2017 providing Red Air to the USMC in support of Operation Agile Lightning. USAF training against the L-159s began in late April with adversary missions supporting the 16th Weapons Squadron (F-16/F-35), 17th Weapons Squadron (F-15E), and the 433rd Weapons Squadron (F-15C/F-22), 57th Wing, Nellis AFB, Nevada.
Sean Gustafson, Vice President of Business Development stated, “The aircraft has exceeded all expectations with exceptional reliability and remarkable radar performance.” Draken is the only contract air service company in the world operating fighters with modern fire-control radars and 4th generation capabilities. The L-159, affectionately named the “Honey Badger” by Draken, is equipped with the sophisticated GRIFO radar simulating advanced threat aircraft and missiles.
Draken has been the sole provider of commercial adversary support for the USAF at Nellis since December of 2015, flying over 2,600+ sorties and 4,000+ flight hours in this time. Draken will continue to accept the delivery of several new Honey Badgers each month, resulting in a total L-159 fleet size of 21 aircraft by the end of 2017. The introduction of the Honey Badger to the USAF is solving an ADAIR deficit crisis that requires immediate attention to safeguard the invaluable training of Weapons Instructors and warfighters alike. To meet this growing need, Draken International will increase sortie production at Nellis to provide support for the Air Force Weapons School, Red Flag exercises, and the 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron. Draken’s services deliver dramatic cost savings over the use of military assets, and have saved the USAF over $150 million to date.
In addition to this increased presence at Nellis, Draken recently exercised a global reach capability in an effort to support the Fighter Weapons Instructor Training (FWIT) program hosted by the No. 322 Squadron of the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF). The Draken L-159s departed Nevada on June 19th and began the three-day Trans-Atlantic journey after providing extensive support for the USAF Weapons Instructor Course graduation exercise the week prior. Following the establishment of a cooperative partnership with Skyline Aviation B.V., the team began a 4-week deployment at Leeuwarden Air Base (Friesland, The Netherlands) providing adversary support to European Participating Air Forces (EPAF) F-16 pilots enrolled in the FWIT program. The primary mission of FWIT is to develop qualified four-ship EPAF (i.e. The Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Norway, and Portugal) flight leads into Weapons Officers similar to the USAF Weapons Instructor Course. Draken L-159s will continue to support FWIT missions throughout the month of July.
Gustafson stated, “We believe the Skyline-Draken partnership is providing a valuable, cost-effective service that supports our customer’s (EPAF) ability to train and graduate Fighter Weapons Instructor Training (FWIT) candidates in a timely fashion. European Nations are quickly realizing the need for a commercial adversary solution. As Draken continues to increase capacity and capability, coalition warfighters will benefit greatly from an even more challenging and contested training environment that helps maintain the edge needed to fight tomorrow’s war.”
About Draken International
Draken International is the world’s largest operator of ex-military aircraft. The company is based out of Lakeland Linder Regional Airport in Lakeland, FL. The organization sets a new standard in airborne adversary support, flight training, threat simulation, electronic warfare support, aerial refueling, research, testing, as well as other missions uniquely suited to their fleet of aircraft. With over 80 tactical fighter aircraft incorporating modern 4th generation capabilities, the company is uniquely positioned to answer the growing global demand for commercial air services. Draken employs world class, military trained fighter pilots including USAF Weapons School Instructors, Fighter Weapons School Graduates, TOP GUN Instructors, Air Liaison Officers and FAC-A Instructors. For additional information, visit http://www.drakenintl.com.
HERNDON, VA July 5, 2017 SolarWinds, a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, today announced it has participated in Cyber Quest 2017, a multi-week exercise in cyber and electronic warfare exploration and collaboration hosted by the Army Cyber Center of Excellence (CCoE) in Fort Gordon, Georgia. SolarWinds’ participation included on-site demonstrations of its network and systems monitoring, IT security, and database management products through live, virtual, or constructed scenarios similar to those experienced by the warfighter.
This year’s annual Army Cyber Quest exercise was held between June 5 and June 30, 2017 and assists the CCoE in identifying emerging technologies from government, industry, and academia and then assessing those technologies against associated Army-required capabilities. It aims to promote collaboration across industry partners and encourage results-oriented outcomes to help improve some of the unique challenges faced by our warfighters.
“SolarWinds shares the same goals as the Army CCoE, which is to partner government with industry leaders to ensure that the latest technologies are available to our warfighters,” said David Kimball, senior vice president, federal and national government, SolarWinds. “We’re honored to have been a part of this unique event, and for the opportunity to demonstrate how our powerful solutions can help the Army simplify its task of securing, managing, and monitoring its complex systems and networks.”
The following SolarWinds® products are were tested during the Army Cyber Quest exercise:
- SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor – agentless application and server monitoring
- SolarWinds Virtualization Manager – virtual machine capacity planning and sprawl control
- SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor – multi-vendor storage performance and capacity monitoring
- SolarWinds IP Address Manager – automated IP address management and IP alerting, troubleshooting, and reporting
- SolarWinds User Device Tracker – tracks endpoint devices by MAC and IP address on wired and wireless networks
SolarWinds currently supports numerous DoD initiatives including the Army’s Warfighter information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) program, which serves as the Army’s common tactical communications network backbone that enables mission command and secure reliable voice, video, and data communications. SolarWinds provides management, monitoring, and troubleshooting tools, including its Network Configuration Manager, Network Performance Monitor, NetFlow Traffic Analyzer, VoIP & Network Quality Manager, and Engineer’s Toolset products. You can read a full case study here.
SolarWinds Solutions for Government
- SolarWinds software is available on the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule, Department of Defense ESI, and other contract vehicles.
- U.S. Government certifications and approvals include Army CoN, Air Force APL, Navy DADMS; and Technical Requirements include FIPS compatibility, DISA STIGs, and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) compliance.
- SolarWinds also has hundreds of built-in automated compliance reports, which meet requirements of major auditing authorities, including DISA STIG, FISMA, NIST, and more.
- SolarWinds THWACK® online user community provides a number of out-of-the-box compliance report templates available to download for free, which are designed to help users prepare for an inspection. It also provides information on Smart Card and Common Access Card (CAC) product support.
- Case Study: WIN-T Deploys SolarWinds Solution to Maintain Communications with Tactical Warfighters
- Video: SolarWinds IT Management and Monitoring for Government
- Video: SolarWinds Federal Security Compliance
- eBook: An Integrated Approach to IT Troubleshooting
SolarWinds provides powerful and affordable IT management software to customers worldwide, from Fortune 500® enterprises to small businesses, managed service providers (MSPs), government agencies, and educational institutions. We are committed to focusing exclusively on IT, MSP, and DevOps professionals, and strive to eliminate the complexity that our customers have been forced to accept from traditional enterprise software vendors. Regardless of where the IT asset or user sits, SolarWinds delivers products that are easy to find, buy, use, maintain, and scale while providing the power to address key areas of the infrastructure from on-premises to the cloud. This focus and commitment to excellence in end-to-end hybrid IT performance management has established SolarWinds as the worldwide leader in both network management software and MSP solutions, and is driving similar growth across the full spectrum of IT management software. Our solutions are rooted in our deep connection to our user base, which interacts in our THWACK online community to solve problems, share technology and best practices, and directly participate in our product development process. Learn more today at www.solarwinds.com.
HUNTSVILLE, AL June 30, 2017 The U.S. government and Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) company, today signed a five-year contract for 257 H-60 Black Hawk helicopters to be delivered to the U.S. Army and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) customers. The multi-year contract will yield significant savings for the U.S. government compared with purchasing the same quantity across five separate annual agreements.
The "Multi-Year IX" contract for UH-60M Black Hawk and HH-60M MEDEVAC aircraft marks the ninth multiple-year contract for Sikorsky and the U.S. government for H-60 helicopters. The contract value for expected deliveries is approximately $3.8 billion and includes options for an additional 103 aircraft, with the total contract value potentially reaching $5.2 billion. Actual production quantities will be determined year-by-year over the life of the program based on funding allocations set by Congress and Pentagon acquisition priorities. The deliveries are scheduled to begin in October of this year and continue through 2022.
The UH-60M/HH-60M helicopters are the latest and most modern in a series of Black Hawk variants that Sikorsky has been delivering to the Army since 1978. They provide additional payload and range, advanced digital avionics, better handling qualities and situational awareness, active vibration control, improved survivability, and improved producibility.
"Four decades of production, strong program execution and delivery on behalf of the warfighter, coupled with great affordability for the taxpayer, have been the cornerstones of this program," said Sam Mehta, President, Defense Systems and Services, Sikorsky. "This contract allows us to continue supporting the important missions the Black Hawk performs as the workhorse utility and medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) helicopter in the U.S. Army inventory."
Colonel Billy Jackson, the Utility Helicopters Project Manager stated that, "This contract will provide our Army, sister services and allies with state-of-the-art modernized helicopters to complete crucial missions and save lives. Moreover, this effort will stabilize our manufacturing base and control long-term costs, and ultimately provide significant savings to the taxpayer."
This news release contains statements that, to the extent they are not recitations of historical fact, constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws, and are based on Lockheed Martin's current expectations and assumptions. Many factors could cause actual results to differ materially from these forward-looking statements including: changes in government procurement priorities and practices, budget plans, availability of funding and in the type and number of aircraft required; challenges in the design, development, production and support of advanced technologies; as well as other risks and uncertainties. For a discussion identifying additional important factors that could cause actual results to vary materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements, see the Corporation's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission including "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" and "Risk Factors" in the Corporation's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended Dec. 31, 2016 and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. The Corporation's filings may be accessed through the Investor Relations page of its website, www.lockheedmartin.com/investor, or through the website maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov.
About Lockheed Martin
Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 97,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.
For additional information, visit our website: www.lockheedmartin.com.
VICTORIA, British Columbia June 29, 2017 Plurilock Security Solutions, the AI authentication technology that discriminates between authorized people and intruders by the way they behave on a workplace computer, today announced that the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) will use BioTracker, their patented cybersecurity technology developed for combat support.
The department recently contracted with Plurilock for its first-of-a-kind "proof-of-presence" cybersecurity software featuring continuous authentication on its workplace computers.
"With BioTracker, CIOs and security professionals finally have control over the insider threat challenge," stated V. Adm. Mike McConnell, USN (Ret.), former Director National Security Agency (NSA) and Director National Intelligence, and independent board director at Plurilock Security Solutions.
He added, "Using sophisticated artificial intelligence (AI), the Plurilock solution enables corporations to prevent, respond, analyze, and report to internal security departments and external compliance agencies on the actions performed by each workplace individual. Plurilock's unique solution proves to any compliance agency that you have full visibility and non-repudiation capabilities for the modern workforce."
Under the agreement, Plurilock will work with the DoD's Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx), an agency that identifies emerging commercial technologies for the department's use. The DoD plans to strengthen its information security by integrating several multi-factor authentication technologies, including Plurilock's. DIUx has provided a clear and level playing field for the best disruptive technology to make its way into the hands of the warfighter.
The department is evaluating Plurilock's technology as part of an effort to augment or replace the common access card or username/password forms of authentication. The department is creating a family of authenticators, all integrated and available based on time, risk, and environment, providing flexibility and enhancing security beyond the standard two-factor authentication commonly used today.
Plurilock's patented "behavioural biometrics" software uniquely identifies people by the way they use their corporate computing devices, such as laptops, desktops, and servers. After just 20 minutes' tracking a user's keystroke style and speed, mouse use, and other behaviours, Plurilock's software builds a biometric profile unique to that user. Its patented continuous authentication algorithms enable the platform to know who is on the corporate network, where they are, and when they are there—and to detect intruders, in real time.
"Today's systems cannot verify user identity with certainty. Hackers steal passwords and tokens, create fake fingerprint impressions, and even re-route phone authentication codes, fooling computing devices and accounts into providing them with access. As a result, breaches may take months to detect and resolve. Furthermore, vendors now must spend much time and money maintaining records for compliance audits with their partners. For both cases, Plurilock's technology provides immediate solutions," said Plurilock's CEO, Ian Paterson.
"Plurilock's advanced system for determining ongoing proof of presence provides a cybersecurity solution that instantaneously recognizes breaches, helps with corporate forensic investigations, and ensures regulatory compliance," stated Ian Paterson, CEO of Plurilock.
Plurilock delivers preventative, instantaneous, and continuous solutions for workplace authentication and regulatory compliance. Its software strengthens workplace cybersecurity using sophisticated behavioural biometrics to identify authorized users and neutralize insider threats. For more information, visit: www.plurilock.com
MCKINNEY, TX June 26, 2017 Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) and the U.S. Army Apache Program Management Office, in collaboration with U.S. Special Operations Command, recently completed a successful flight test of a high energy laser system onboard an Apache AH-64 at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. The demonstration marks the first time that a fully integrated laser system successfully engaged and fired on a target from a rotary-wing aircraft over a wide variety of flight regimes, altitudes and air speeds.
The test achieved all primary and secondary goals, providing solid experimental evidence for the feasibility of high resolution, multi-band targeting sensor performance and beam propagation supportive of High Energy Laser capability for the rotary-wing attack mission. Additionally, the system performed as expected while tracking and directing energy on a number of targets. The design of future HEL systems will be shaped by the data collected on the impact of vibration, dust and rotor downwash on HEL beam control and steering.
"Our goal is to pull the future forward," said Art Morrish, vice president of Advanced Concept and Technologies for Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems. "This data collection shows we're on the right track. By combining combat proven sensors, like the MTS, with multiple laser technologies, we can bring this capability to the battlefield sooner rather than later."
In this test Raytheon coupled a variant of the Multi-Spectral Targeting System, an advanced electro-optical infrared sensor, with a laser. The MTS provided targeting information, situational awareness and beam control.
Raytheon Company, with 2016 sales of $24 billion and 63,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. With a history of innovation spanning 95 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, C5I™ products and services, sensing, effects, and mission support for customers in more than 80 countries. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts. Follow us on Twitter.