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Hikvision North America Unveils New Websites Designed for Partners

LOS ANGELES, April 10, 2018 -- Hikvision USA Inc. and Hikvision Canada Inc., a top provider of artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics and other emerging technologies, and the leading supplier of video surveillance products and solutions, today announced the launch of new websites for Hikvision USA Inc., Hikvision Canada Inc., and a French language website for Canada.

Managed by the Hikvision North America marketing team, the new websites were developed on a dynamic content management system and feature a responsive design optimized for mobile devices. The mobile element enhances the user experience for all, and will be particularly useful to techs in the field.

"Our integrator, A&E, distributor, and other partners told us they wanted a website that's fast, easy to navigate, and optimized for mobile devices," said Alex Asnovich, Head of Marketing, Hikvision North America. "Hikvision listened, and the new websites are designed with our partners in mind."

A complete overhaul of the user interface, improved navigation, and taxonomy in the new websites make it easier for Hikvision partners to find the Hikvision resource they're looking for. All North American websites are quickly updated with the latest products and resources.

Powered by Amazon Web Services, the Hikvision sites have faster page load times, and one consistent user interface for all customers, offering up-to-date tools and resources. External portals and logins have been eliminated. Hikvision HDPs, A&Es, and distributors can now create user accounts and log in to our website for exclusive access to privileged information.

To keep up with the latest Hikvision news, follow us on Twitter @HikvisionUSAinc and @HikvisionCanada

About Hikvision:

Hikvision is a leading provider of artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics and other emerging technologies, and is the world's largest video surveillance manufacturer. Featuring an extensive and highly skilled R&D workforce, Hikvision manufactures a full suite of comprehensive products and solutions for a broad range of vertical markets. Beyond security, Hikvision products provide important data and business intelligence for end users, which can be used to enable greater commercial success and more efficient operations. Committed to the utmost quality and safety of its products, Hikvision encourages partners to take advantage of the many cybersecurity resources Hikvision offers, including the Hikvision Security Center.

SOURCE Hikvision USA Inc.

Magal Acquires Control of ESC BAZ

Magal Security Systems, Ltd. (NASDAQGM: MAGS) today announced the closing of the acquisition of control of ESC BAZ Ltd. ("BAZ") following receipt of approval by the Israeli anti-trust authority and fulfillment of all the various other conditions for closing.

BAZ is an Israeli-based company focused on the development and manufacturing of military-grade smart Security Video Observation and Surveillance systems.

It is anticipated that BAZ's operation coupled with the expected synergies will positively contribute to Magal's revenues and will be accretive to earnings.

The BAZ product portfolio includes a wide range of modular and customizable medium and long range surveillance systems for distances from 500m up to 25km. BAZ systems have been used successfully for over twenty years, are operational and field proven with customers including the Israeli Defense Forces, Police and Security Services, as well as numerous other government and civilian customers worldwide.

Saar Koursh, CEO of Magal, commented, "Accomplishing the conditions required for closing and the materialization of the BAZ acquisition serve our vision to lead the perimeter security market by offering a one stop shop for all cutting edge perimeter intrusion detection systems (PIDS) Security Solutions. The BAZ acquisition will enable us to add smart thermal cameras with embedded video analytics to our product portfolio, strengthening and broadening our state of the art video management systems and video analytics offerings. We look forward to realizing the strong potential synergies between our companies."

Benny Zviran, General Manager of BAZ, commented, "We are proud to join the Magal team, contributing our smart Video Observation and Surveillance solutions to an industry leading portfolio of perimeter security products. We look forward to better tapping this important market and growing together over the coming years."

ABOUT MAGAL 

Magal is a leading international provider of solutions and products for physical and video security solutions, as well as site management. Over the past 45 years, Magal has delivered its products as well as tailor-made security solutions and turnkey projects to hundreds of satisfied customers in over 80 countries - under some of the most challenging conditions.

Magal offers comprehensive integrated solutions for critical sites, managed by Fortis4G - our 4th generation, cutting-edge physical security information management system (PSIM). The solutions leverage our broad portfolio of home-grown PIDS (Perimeter Intrusion Detection Systems), Symphony - our advanced VMS (Video Management Software) with native IVA (Intelligent Video Analytics) security solutions.

Forward Looking Statements

Certain statements made herein that are not historical are forward-looking within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The words "estimate", "project", "intend", "expect", "believe" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties. Such statements are based on assumptions and expectations which may not be realized and are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties, many of which cannot be predicted with accuracy and some of which might not even be anticipated. Future events and actual results, financial and otherwise, may differ from the results discussed in the forward-looking statements. A number of these risks and other factors that might cause differences, some of which could be material, along with additional discussion of forward-looking statements, are set forth in Magal's reports filed from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 20-F and Current Reports on Form 6-K.

 

For more information: 
Magal Security Systems Ltd.
Saar Koursh, CEO
Tel: +972-3-539-1421
E-mail: [email protected]
Web: http://www.magalsecurity.com
 
GK Investor Relations
Ehud Helft / Gavriel Frohwein
Tel: (US) +1-646-688-3559
E-mail: [email protected]

SOURCE Magal Security Systems, Ltd.

Fort Myers Police Department chooses NC4 Street Smart® to help fight crime

EL SEGUNDO, CA – March 29, 2018 – NC4®, a leader in revolutionizing safety and security and an innovator in law enforcement technology, announced today that the Fort Myers Police Department (FMPD), with a strength of 206 sworn officers, has chosen NC4 Street Smart® to help in their fight against crime. With the installation of Street Smart, the officers of the FMPD will be equipped with the sophisticated technology and critical resources they need to reduce crime and contribute to the safety of the community.

The FMPD protects a population of over 77,000 residents and is the county seat and commercial center of Lee County, Florida. Street Smart will help the department provide safety and security to its residents by providing a daily-use crime-fighting solution that arms police officers with critical real- time data, while patrolling their community.

This solution will allow the department to stay apprised of activities and to collaborate using situation- based bulletins, secure blogs, and case management tools that optimize the sharing of crime-related information in order to pinpoint crimes, patterns, and incidents.

“Community partnership is vital to our efforts to reduce and solve crime. We continue to engage community stakeholders and our law enforcement partners in our efforts to reduce crime and to bring justice to victims and their family members,” said Derrick Diggs, Chief of the Fort Myers Police Department. “Our community will benefit from our partnership with NC4 and this technology, when deployed, will give our officers real-time data that is crucial to preventing and solving crime.”

NC4 Street Smart will help the FMPD streamline their efforts across the department by providing officers with continuously updated crime maps, bulletins, and the ability to share relevant information quickly, maximizing policing effectiveness. This will help lead to more accurate and timely arrests and increased safety for officers and citizens. The cities that have been using Street Smart report double-digit reductions in crime and decreases from the time of an incident to the time of arrest.

“We are excited that another agency in Florida will be using Street Smart to fight crime,” said Rob Wolf, Vice President, NC4 Public Safety. “This solution will help officers in Fort Myers provide more effective and efficient law enforcement services to its residents.”

About NC4

NC4 delivers safety and security solutions for both business and government organizations. We revolutionize how organizations and communities collect, manage, share and disseminate information to reduce cyber threats, fight crime, mitigate risks, and manage incidents. NC4 also provides cyber threat sharing solutions both through secure collaboration services and recently (via Soltra Edge), through automated, structured, and standardized (STIX/TAXII) mechanisms.

NC4 solutions are used by private sector companies involved in financial services, high-tech, insurance, manufacturing, aerospace and defense, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals and healthcare, as well as other industries. In the public sector, NC4 solutions are used by federal, state and local agencies in homeland security, emergency management, and law enforcement disciplines.

NC4 takes a comprehensive and integrated approach to safety and security by providing: cyber threat exchanges that drive the development of a sharing culture and circles of trust; global security and travel intelligence, analysis, traveler tracking, and relevant real time threat alerting to mitigate enterprise risks and a common operating picture for fighting crime and managing emergencies.

For information about NC4, visit www.NC4.com or call toll-free, 1-877-624-4999. ###

Beeper Communications and Kopis Mobile Form Technology Partnership to Improve Safety and Awareness for First Responders

JACKSON, Miss.-- The Mississippi Development Authority (MDA,) which is the state of Mississippi's lead economic and community development agency, and Governor Phil Bryant, this week hosted the 2018 Homeland Defense and Security Summit with a goal of fostering cross-border and bilateral cooperation between the United States and Israeli companies, and the sharing of advanced technology platforms. As a result of the Summit, Kopis Mobile, a Flowood, Mississippi company, and Beeper Communications Israel have formed a technology partnership to advance and improve safety and awareness for first responders and military personnel. This new partnership exemplifies the goal of the Summit and will result in an immediate economic impact for Israel and the State of Mississippi.

For law enforcement officials and first responder leadership, understanding a rapidly-evolving situation is critical for a timely and effective response. Live video has become the preferred method for building this awareness, but is hindered by two major challenges: lack of cameras in the ideal locations, and overwhelmed communications links. The Beeper-Kopis partnership directly eliminates these problems through a network of tactically-deployed cameras that actively seek the best available communications route. Beeper and Kopis now offer this integrated system to interested government agencies.

Beeper Communications is a leading provider of advanced SD WAN communications platforms, early warning and alert technologies and other wireless solutions. Beeper attended the Summit as part of an Israeli delegation with the International Defense Cooperation Directorate of the Israel Ministry of Defense - SIBAT, (IMOD). Israel is known around the world for its pioneering, operationally-proven defense systems. SIBAT facilitates international cooperation through its various services facilitating B2B and B2G relationships. SIBAT works closely with the Mississippi Development Authority and the Governor's office to facilitate and promote business between the State of Israel and Mississippi. 

The Beeper IE 5000 SD WAN Cellular Bonder, is a Comprehensive Communications Device (CCD,) delivering high capacity wireless broadband connectivity. It provides a "network in a box" that actively and dynamically analyzes and profiles existing cellular (3G, 4G, LTE, etc.) networks for capacity and availability. It identifies the four most available channels (regardless of frequency), aggregates that capacity, then bonds the four channels into one high-capacity Virtual Private Network (VPN) which is securely managed by the end user.

Kopis Mobile provides electronic products and mobile applications for LAN (Local Area Network) communications for public safety and military users.  Kopis is the fastest growing technology company in Mississippi, and number 384 on the INC 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies list. Kopis Mobile designs and deploys Networked Tactical Television (NTtv) for the personnel on scene or responding to an incident. NTtv is a first-person video sharing system which connects to any type of camera and allows any team member to view multiple video streams by simply swiping the screen of any smart device that is wirelessly connected to the system (e.g. iOS, Android). NTtv can be body worn, put in vehicles, buildings, and ships, connected to certain unmanned aerial systems, put on dogs, robots or connected to stand alone devices like day/night thermal cameras.

The integration with Beeper's SD WAN (Software Defined Wide Area Network) multi-channel bonder, will now allow command and control concerns to also access video, voice and data communications from anywhere without limitation. Kopis will provide the local "inter-connection" among users, while Beeper will now provide the "intra-communications" and backhaul for the combined system, which will greatly enhance access, common operational picture and situational awareness for state agencies and leadership.  

The Beeper system is fully backward compatible, frequency/device agnostic and ideal for the transmission of low-latency (less than one-half of a second), analog and digital, real-time data and video from the field to the command center, anywhere in the world. The system provides untethered mobility in the most challenging environments. Additionally, by integrating the SD WAN Cellular Bonder with the Kopis system creates a highly scalable solution, as multiple feeds for any, data and video can be daisy chained through the Bonder, leveraging other existing PD/SWAT/MIL assets. 

Each company already deploys their technologies globally. Most recently, Beeper has completed projects with Police Departments in Baltimore, Maryland and Houston, Texas. Kopis Mobile customers include each branch of the U.S. military and multiple civilian first responder agencies.

"The Beeper solution is unique and we were very pleased to find such a complementary technology to enhance our platforms for public safety communications. The integration of our two platforms will provide an even more comprehensive and cost-effective solution for our law enforcement customers to enhance their situational awareness," stated Dr. Henry Jones, co-founder of Kopis Mobile. "We can see the direct impact that the cooperation between our companies will have to create new high-tech jobs at Kopis and for the State of Mississippi as we expand the initial pilot and develop our complete solution."

"I am extremely pleased with the welcoming atmosphere and open exchange of ideas that the Governor, the Mississippi Development Authority and SIBAT provided throughout the Summit. I am even more pleased to have entered into our agreement with Kopis, as they are exactly the kind of partner we look for as we further commercialize our solution and deploy for U.S. LEA and Military. We will be starting our collaboration immediately and look forward to providing enhanced capabilities for the State of Mississippi," stated Moshe Levinson, SVP Business Development and Special Situations for Beeper Communications.

The companies expect to begin their first technical integration and deployments in April 2018.

For more information:
www.Beepergroup.com
http://www.broadbandwirelessnetwork.info
[email protected]
https://www.kopismobile.com

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President Donald J. Trump is Taking Immediate Actions to Secure Our Schools

President Donald J. Trump is making sure our schools are safe and secure, just like our airports, stadiums, and government buildings.

  • President Trump’s Administration will assist States to train specially qualified school personnel on a voluntary basis.
    • • Department of Justice (DOJ) assistance programs will be leveraged to enable schools to partner with State and local law enforcement to provide firearms training for school personnel.
    • • The Administration will support the transition of military veterans and retired law enforcement into new careers in education.
  • • The Administration will encourage States’ Attorneys General to audit school district compliance with State emergency preparedness activities.
  • • Federal agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security, will partner with States and localities to support a public awareness campaign modeled on “See Something, Say Something” to encourage awareness and reporting of suspicious activity.

STRENGTHENING BACKGROUND CHECKS AND PREVENTION: President Trump supports legislation and reforms to strengthen background checks and law enforcement operations.

  • • President Trump’s Administration is calling on every State to adopt Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPOs).
    • • The President is directing the Department of Justice to provide technical assistance to States, at their request, on establishing and implementing ERPOs.
    • • ERPOs allow law enforcement, with approval from a court, to remove firearms from individuals who are a demonstrated threat to themselves or others and temporarily to prevent individuals from purchasing new firearms.
    • • ERPOs should be carefully tailored to ensure the due process rights of law-abiding citizens are protected.
  • • President Trump supports improving the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). The President supports the legislative framework introduced by Senators Cornyn and Murphy that will help improve the accuracy and effectiveness of NICS.
    • • The Cornyn-Murphy bill will hold Federal agencies more accountable for reporting information to NICS and will incentivize States to improve their reporting to the system.
  • • The President supports the framework of the STOP School Violence Act, which provides for State-based grants to implement evidence-based violence prevention programs.
    • • Grants will provide States with funds for training, technology, and technical assistance to help schools identify and prevent violent acts.
  • • The Administration requests that Congress provide funding in 2018 to jump start implementation of this evidence-based program in middle and high schools nationwide.
  • • The President’s Administration will audit and make accountability improvements to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) tip line, and will promote its use.
  • • DOJ will provide emergency and crisis training for local law enforcement.

MENTAL HEALTH REFORM: President Trump is proposing an expansion and reform of mental health programs, including those that help identify and treat individuals who may be a threat to themselves or others.

  • • The President is proposing increased integration of mental health, primary care, and family services, as well as support for programs that utilize court-ordered treatment.
  • • The President is calling for a review of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and other statutory and regulatory privacy protections.
    • • Reviews will determine if any changes or clarifications are needed to improve coordination between mental health and other healthcare professionals, school officials, and law enforcement personnel.

INVESTIGATION: In addition to these immediate actions, President Trump is establishing a Federal Commission on School Safety chaired by Secretary Betsy DeVos and will recommend policy and funding proposals for school violence prevention. 

  • President Trump’s Administration will establish a Federal commission, chaired by Secretary DeVos, to address school safety and the culture of violence.
  • While the Administration is taking immediate action on school safety, the Federal commission will develop a process to evaluate and make recommendations on school safety.
  • The commission will study and make recommendations on the following areas of focus:
    • • Age restrictions for certain firearm purchases.
    • • Existing entertainment rating systems and youth consumption of violent entertainment.
    • • Strategies to advance the science and practice of character development in youth and a culture of connectedness.
    • • Effects of press coverage of mass shootings.
    • • Repeal of the Obama Administration’s “Rethink School Discipline” policies.
    • • Best practices for school buildings and campus security from Federal Government components, including the Department of State’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security, and also from other State, local, and private sector sources.
    • • A plan for integration and coordination of Federal resources focused on prevention and mitigation of active shooter incidents at schools.
    • • Opportunities to improve access to mental health treatment, including through efforts that raise awareness about mental illness and the effectiveness of treatment, reduce barriers to the recruitment of mental health professionals, and provide training related to violence prevention.
    • • Best practices for school-based threat assessment and violence prevention strategies.
    • • The effectiveness and appropriateness of psychotropic medication for treatment of troubled youth.
    • • Ensuring that findings are sufficiently supported by existing and additional Federal, State, and local funding sources.

CNC Technologies Deploys Custom Airborne Mission Suite for Ontario Police Department

 

LOS ANGELES -- CNC Technologies, an aviation technology and wireless communications company serving the law enforcement, military and government markets, announced today its selection by the Ontario Police Department to deploy an airborne mission suite for the Department's Air Support Unit.  Custom developed to support the Ontario PD's multi-faceted mission profile, the new solution enables real time transmission of HD video and data to fixed and mobile receive sites across the Southern California region.

CNC is leading all aspects of the project, which includes design, integration, officer training and ongoing 24/7 service and support.  The new system incorporates state of the art image capture, transmission and receive technologies while also providing full interoperability with existing infrastructure and with the technology assets of regional partners.  Additional functionality comes via an augmented reality-equipped moving map system, which enables air crews to overlay critical information such as street names and addresses on top of live video feeds.

"CNC Technologies brings unparalleled expertise developing and supporting robust airborne law enforcement and counterterrorism solutions for major metropolitan operators," said Sergeant Steve Valvo at the Ontario PD.  "We are pleased to partner with them on this new solution, which brings additional performance and capability to our airborne law enforcement and public safety efforts.  CNC's always-on support structure will also help ensure we're operating the system at maximum efficiency."  

"The Ontario Police Department is crucial to the Southern California law enforcement community and we are honored to assist them in their public safety mission," said Ron Magocsi, managing partner at CNC.  "The new mission suite's flexible configuration is designed to provide best-in-class-functionality and user experience along with the ability to easily upgrade the system when new technologies become available."

CNC Technologies can deploy any level of solution from implementing a real-time microwave downlink capability to building out a nationwide counterterrorism network encompassing aircraft, ground-based receive sites, imaging platforms and encrypted communications systems for sovereign state clients.  The CNC Technologies team also has extensive experience supporting Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) projects funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

About CNC Technologies

CNC Technologies is an aviation technology and wireless communications company serving the law enforcement, government and military markets. Providing custom aerial surveillance, data transmission and counterterrorism solutions, the CNC team brings decades of experience deploying local, national and global communications networks for the world's most demanding operators. CNC works with clients around the globe, delivering customized mission suite solutions tailored to match each organization's specific mission requirements and backed by unparalleled 24/7 service and support.  The company is online at www.cnctechnologies.com.

Babette Schrank
CNC Technologies
[email protected]
530-559-4919

 

SOURCE CNC Technologies

Sensofusion Ramping Up Manufacturing of AIRFENCE 5.0 in 2018

NEW YORK, March 1, 2018 -- The global anti-drone market is growing at a breakneck pace. What is currently around a $400 million market in the U.S. alone, is anticipated to reach nearly $2 billion just over five years from now.

Pioneering drone defense company Sensofusion, manufacturer of AIRFENCE — a UAS countermeasure technology used by militaries, police, airports, as well as a variety of companies within the private sector — is witnessing the boom of this new industry first-hand. With a recent influx of production orders, they are now taking the necessary steps to prepare for a surging year with high expectations.

"Based on our current customers, we have strong reason to believe Sensofusion has the largest network of active counter-UAS sites across the globe," said Sensofusion Vice President Kaveh Mahdavi. "This is particularly interesting because not only does it demonstrate healthy growth, but we're learning a lot in the process. At its' core, AIRFENCE is always improving, but how we improve the customer experience depends a lot on direct feedback from the customer using the technology in their day to day. With a rapidly growing user base in a variety of industries, including military, private security, and protecting government assets such as utility centers, we've been able to focus on the right adjustments that yield the biggest improvements for our end customers."

Sensofusion is uniquely positioned in the marketplace: It is an international company with headquarters in Finlandand an office in the U.S., positioning it to reach the European, Middle Eastern, and U.S. markets. It is a pioneer in counter-UAS technology, creating one of the most innovative RF detection systems used in defending against rogue UASs. And, despite their competitors, it is a fully self-funded drone defense company, owned and operated by its founding partners.

"In order to meet the demand from the influx of orders, which came in at the beginning of 2018 for our latest version, AIRFENCE 5.0, we've had to double the size of our manufacturing capacity," added Mahdavi. "Overall, we have high expectations, and after a record high in revenue for 2017, we are forecasting 5x growth in revenue for 2018 as the industry matures. We've already hit our Q1 target, and there's still time in the quarter to bring in a few extra deals."

In November, the company unveiled its newest defense technology with AIRFENCE 5.0, a platform with:

 

  • New directional finding: With AIRFENCE 5.0, Sensofusion has developed the next evolution in detection and tracking
  • Improved back-end detection pipeline allows for faster, more accurate detections
  • Customer antennas enabling for longer-distance jamming capabilities, while minimizing RF fingerprint (which is of particular interest to their military customers)
  • IP67 ruggedization
  • Compact out-of-the box setup and installation
  • Updated User Interface

In addition, AIRFENCE technology is currently in place to patrol various urban environments, specifically by law enforcement in protecting crowded public events and government VIPs, including presidents and prime ministers of foreign governments. AIRFENCE is also being used at active sites including; international airports, military bases, high profile government buildings and recently, utility sites including oil and gas. Additionally, AIRFENCE secures prisons from individuals who want to smuggle contraband and is being deployed for various military applications in battlefield environments overseas.

About Sensofusion
Sensofusion is the creator of AIRFENCE, a countermeasure technology designed to automatically detect, locate, track, and take over unmanned aircraft system (UAS) controls, all automatically, as well as locate operators. With U.S. headquarters in New York City and international headquarters in Helsinki, Finland, Sensofusion currently partners with the European Union, U.S. Marine Corps., NATO, the FAA, and the Nevada Institute of Autonomous Systems, and works with private companies and governments around the world to make environments safer.

For more information, visit Sensofusion.com, email [email protected] or call +1 (570) 239-4912 in the U.S. and +359 9 8561 9420 in Europe.

Media Contact
Bob Spoerl
773.453.2444
[email protected]  

SOURCE Sensofusion

Saab Reveals First GlobalEye AEW&C Aircraft

LINKÖPING, Sweden, Feb. 23, 2018 -- Today Saab rolls out the first GlobalEye Airborne Early Warning & Control (AEW&C) aircraft to the media at its Linköping site, Sweden. GlobalEye is an advanced, swing role airborne surveillance system based on a Global 6000 jet aircraft from Bombardier, which has undergone a thorough modification programme to adapt it for its role. The rollout marks a significant milestone on the programme.

Saab is currently producing the GlobalEye AEW&C, combining air, maritime and ground surveillance in one single solution. GlobalEye combines a full suite of sophisticated sensors including the powerful new extended range radar (Erieye ER), with the ultra-long range Global 6000 jet aircraft.

"Saab's breadth and depth of expertise combines all of the necessary knowledge and technology required to design, develop and produce the most advanced AEW&C systems. Our collective capabilities deliver unrivalled solutions such as GlobalEye," said Anders Carp, Senior Vice President and Head of Saab's business area Surveillance. "This milestone is clear evidence that the GlobalEye programme and Saab are delivering on our commitments."

This first aircraft is equipped and being prepared for ground and flight trials to gather aerodynamic data as part of the ongoing development and production programme.

The development and production contract was awarded at the Dubai Air Show November 2015 by the United Arab Emirates with an initial order for two systems. An additional order by the UAE for a third system was announced in 2017. The GlobalEye solution brings extended detection range, endurance and the ability to perform multiple roles with one solution, including tasks such as search & rescue, border surveillance and military operations.

To find images and presentations from the roll out please visit: https://saabgroup.com/globaleye

Protecting The Homefront: UTC Aerospace Systems DB-110 Sensor Will Enable National Guard To See More From The Air Than Ever Before

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 21, 2018 -- The U.S. Air National Guard will soon be able to conduct airborne assessment of natural disasters across wider areas and greater distances than ever before now that UTC Aerospace Systems has successfully completed an Operational Assessment of its DB-110 airborne reconnaissance system on the General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper. Conducted in fall 2017 by the 174th Attack Wing at the Syracuse Air National Guard Base, the assessment addressed the system's utility for domestic operations missions, such as defense support for civil authorities during natural disasters. UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).

Currently in service with 14 countries around the world for military intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) missions, the DB-110 is a dual-band electro-optic and infrared reconnaissance pod that produces high-resolution day and night imagery, from overhead and at long ranges. Operating in three fields of view and capable of collecting still imagery, it provides three-dimensional and stereo imagery, and wide-area persistence surveillance.

The DB-110 offers a significant capability improvement relative to the Guard's existing sensors that have a comparatively shorter range and smaller field of view. For example, while current systems have a slant range of roughly 15 nautical miles, the DB-110 is able to produce high-resolution imagery from a slant range of 80-plus nautical miles. In addition, the DB-110 provides an overhead view from higher altitudes and can collect more than 10,000 square miles of imagery per hour. Ultimately, this significantly enhanced capability will allow the Guard to assess natural disasters more rapidly and more comprehensively, boosting operational efficiency in its humanitarian assistance operations. Commanders anticipate using the sensor during such natural disasters as hurricanes, wildfires and floods.

UTC Aerospace Systems was contracted by the Guard in 2017 to support the installation and assessment of the DB-110 on the 174th Attack Wing's MQ-9 Reaper. Following the first Operational Assessment, the Guard is evaluating long-term solutions to field the next-generation sensor of the DB-110 family, the MS-110, in a new pod that will be compatible with both the MQ-9 Reaper and C-130 Hercules. The MS-110 will produce multispectral color imagery across 7 bands, thereby enhancing the long-range and wide-area attributes of the DB-110. For the Guard, the MS-110 would enhance the service's ability to assess critical infrastructure during poor weather conditions, through smoke and below the surface of the water, while also helping to detect objects against a cluttered background.

"As the most advanced tactical-reconnaissance sensors of their kind, the DB-110 and MS-110 will greatly improve the Air National Guard's ability to carry out its mission of saving lives and providing humanitarian assistance," said Kevin Raftery, vice president of ISR and Space Systems at UTC Aerospace Systems. "The imagery they provide will enable the timely assessment of critical infrastructure such as power plants, energy corridors, roads and highways, and civilian domiciles. Collecting this information rapidly across wide areas and disseminating the data directly to incident commanders will help save lives and property during natural disasters and emergency situations."

About UTC Aerospace Systems
UTC Aerospace Systems is one of the world's largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and defense products. UTC Aerospace Systems designs, manufactures and services integrated systems and components for the aerospace and defense industries, supporting a global customer base with significant worldwide manufacturing and customer service facilities. For more information about the company, visit our website at www.utcaerospacesystems.com or follow us on Twitter: @utcaerosystems

About United Technologies Corporation
United Technologies Corp., based in Farmington, Connecticut, provides high-technology systems and services to the building and aerospace industries. By combining a passion for science with precision engineering, the company is creating smart, sustainable solutions the world needs. For more information about the company, visit our website at www.utc.com or follow us on Twitter: @UTC 

 

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Lockheed Martin Launches Unmanned Vehicle Control Software that Can Simultaneously Control Multiple UAV Types, Operating Anywhere on Earth

CALGARY, Alberta, Feb. 20, 2018 -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) software has been simultaneously flying, on average, at least six unmanned aircraft during every hour of the last 25 years, completing missions as diverse as reconnaisance, inspection, mapping and targeting. Today, Lockheed Martin is launching VCSi, a new vehicle control software, as the culmination of more than two decades of experience and 1.5 million hours of operational use.

Lockheed Martin will unveil VCSi – commercial software that enables operators to simultaneously control dozens of unmanned vehicles and conduct information, surveillance and reconaissance missions – during the Unmanned Systems Exhibition and Conference in Abu Dhabi this month.

"VCSi is a safe and reliable software platform that can be adapted to any vehicle – from one you can hold in your hand, to a 50,000-pound machine; from a vehicle that flies for a few minutes, to a vehicle that flies for months at a time," said John Molberg, business development manager, Lockheed Martin CDL Systems. "The user can integrate as many vehicles as required to complete their missions, including boats, quadcopters, fixed-wing aircraft or even high-altitude pseudo satellites. Across commercial or military missions, VCSi is adaptable to the challenge and further extends the power of the human-machine team."

VCSi's major enhancements include:

  • Multi-Vehicle: Control interfaces to allow for true 1:n control of dissimilar vehicles anywhere on earth
  • Intuitive: Lockheed Martin further advanced its fly-by-mouse interface to enable easier training and reduce operator/analyst task loads
  • Affordable: Priced competitively with all unmanned systems in mind, customers can buy essential modules for their mission set
  • Modular: Offers a robust plug-in architecture, which allows for custom content to be added by the user or selected from pre-existing modules
  • International: Commercial software, made in Canada and free of export restrictions

VCSi is designed around the NATO Standardization Agreement known as STANAG 4586, which supports unmanned vehicle interoperability. Customers can build attachments or plug-ins beyond 4586 to customize the VCSi software, which also supports multiple languages and non-Latin scripts. VCSi provides advanced 3D visualization of vehicles and airspace, and it is at the forefront of integration into unmanned traffic management systems. 

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the VCS unmanned control product family, which has accumulated more than 1.5 million flight hours by operators controlling 40 different vehicles across several dozen companies.

Lockheed Martin has five decades of experience in unmanned and autonomous systems for air, land and sea. From the depths of the ocean to the rarified air of the stratosphere, Lockheed Martin's unmanned systems help militaries, civil and commercial customers accomplish their most difficult challenges.

For additional information, visit our websites: https://www.lockheedmartin.com/us/products/cdl-systems/VCSi.html and www.lockheedmartin.com/unmanned

About Lockheed Martin
Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 100,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.

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