Archive: Market Sectors

Senate Likely To OK Nomination For Pentagon’s Top Weapons-Buying Position

By Jen DiMascio Members of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) yesterday gave every indication that it would support the nomination of John Young to be the Pentagon’s next top weapons buyer. If his nomination is approved, Young will take the helm of the Pentagon’s weapons shop, which is battling cost growth and schedule overruns […]

Raytheon Sees IDIQ As Major Business Growth Area, Executive Says

By Ann Roosevelt Raytheon [RTN] sees major growth in a relatively new business area for them–the world of Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) acquisition, according to a company executive. Since starting the business effort, growth has been stunning, Susan Haeseler, director of the Raytheon IDIQ Office, told Defense Daily in an interview yesterday. "The volume has […]

Stockton Police Hope to Expand Use of Mobile Fingerprint Capability

Police in Stockton, Calif., would like to expand the use of a mobile fingerprint identification system supplied by Cogent Systems [COGT] that they began using earlier this year under a crime fighting pilot project, says an official with the city’s police department. Initially Stockton police were primarily using Cogent’s BlueCheck portable fingerprint scanner over 200 […]

Canberra Introduces Handheld Germanium-based Nuclear Detector

Canberra has introduced the Falcon 5000, the company’s first portable germanium-based nuclear identifier, which can detect, locate and identify radiation. The battery cooled device includes Canberra’s Genie 2000 gamma analysis software and easy to use control functions. The device can operate for up to eight hours.

DoD Awards Morphotek $2.3M to Develop Biowarfare Therapies

Morphotek, Inc., a subsidiary of Japanese pharmaceutical company Eisai Co., received $2.3 million in funding from the Department of Defense to support the development of biologic- based monoclonal antibody therapies against biowarfare agents. Under the nine-month contract Morphotek will continue developing the therapies to treat Botulinum neurotoxins. “The further development of these compounds will enable […]

ICx Unveils SafeAir Biodetection System

LAS VEGAS–ICx Technologies last month unveiled a new biodetection system it is developing that combines several existing systems into a more capable product for monitoring and protecting buildings and facilities from biological threats. Called SafeAir, the new system integrates ICx’ Air Sentinel indoor air monitor, Cepheid’s [CPHD] GeneXpert, and ICx’ air sampler called BioXC, to […]

Aion Seeking U.S. Distributor for Vein Recognition Reader

Aion Technologies, a subsidiary of Taiwan Secom Co., Ltd., has begun to market its vein recognition reader, company officials tell TR2 at the recent ASIS security conference in Las Vegas. Aion is seeking a U.S. distributor for INVERAS, which combines the reader, controller and access control device into one unit. The device can identify the […]

AC Airport Using Under Vehicle Cameras

Atlantic City International Airport has deployed Under Vehicle Inspection Systems supplied by Law Enforcement Associates [AID] to screen the undercarriage of cars, trucks and buses for explosives or contraband as they enter airport property. The purchase and deployment of the UVIS systems was funded by a $22,500 grant from the New Jersey Office of Homeland […]

Northrop Grumman Demonstrates Multi-Mission Craft

Northrop Grumman [NOC] is demonstrating a prototype craft loaded with a suite of network-centric warfare systems that it is looking to market to the Navy’s riverine forces and for homeland security. The one-of-a-kind Joint Multi-mission Expeditionary Craft (JMEC), is designed by Bellingham, Wash.-based Aluminum Chambered Boats (ACB), is 41-feet long, and slightly less than 10-feet […]

Catcher to Acquire Wireless Network Infrastructure Provider

Catcher Holdings, Inc. [CTHH] has agreed to acquire Vivato Networks, Inc., a provider of indoor and outdoor extended-range wireless network infrastructure equipment and services. The deal, which is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2007, will allow Catcher to provide more complete solutions for its customers who acquire the company’s CATCHER mobile computing […]