April 28, 2011 Comments Off on ATK

Alliant Techsystems Inc. (ATK) is a Fortune 500 aerospace, defense, security, and sporting company and a main supplier of aerospace and defense products including munitions, smart weapons, propulsion and composite structures.

ATK focuses its unique suite of advanced engineering capabilities to enhance the effectiveness of a diverse range of existing products and platforms, develop cost-effective new solutions for customers; and expand their role as a systems-level prime contractor and integrator. In short, ATK is innovation delivered.

ATK was launched as an independent company in 1990, when Honeywell spun off its defense businesses to shareholders. The former Honeywell businesses had supplied defense products and systems to the U.S. and its allies for 50 years, including the first electronic autopilot that enabled B-17 aircraft to accomplish pinpoint bombing missions during World War II. ATK expanded into the aerospace market with the acquisitions of Hercules Aerospace Company in 1995 and Thiokol Propulsion in 2001, which transformed the company into the world’s largest supplier of solid propellant rocket motors and a leading provider of high-performance composite structures.

Currently, ATK has four main business sectors:

ATK Aerospace Systems
ATK Aerospace Systems is the world’s top producer of solid rocket propulsion systems and a leading supplier of military and commercial aircraft structures. It also specializes in small and micro-satellites; satellite components and subsystems; lightweight space deployables and solar arrays; and low-cost, quick to market, launch solutions; flares and decoys; and energetic materials and related technologies. The group also has extensive experience supporting human and space payload missions.

ATK Armament Systems
ATK Armament Systems is the world’s largest manufacturer of military ammunition and integrated medium-caliber gun systems. It is also a leader in affordable precision weapons technology and advanced propellant and energetics. The group operates the ATK Lake City Army Ammunition Plant in Independence, Missouri, where it has the capacity to produce 1.4 billion rounds of small-caliber ammunition annually. It also operates the Radford Army Ammunition Plant in Radford, Virginia, where it produces rocket and gun propellants and other energetics materials.

ATK Missile Products
ATK Missile Products is a leader in strike weapons and missile components, as well as hypervelocity and air-breathing propulsion systems. Other major products and programs include aircraft sensor integration, missile warning systems, control systems, and advanced technologies for military, space, strategic, and tactical applications. The group operates ATK’s Manufacturing Center of Excellence in Rocket Center, West Virginia.

ATK Security and Sporting
ATK Security and Sporting is a leading technology developer and supplier of ammunition for law enforcement, military and sporting applications; a manufacturer of optics, reloading gear and sport shooting accessories; and a leading producer of tactical accessories. The company serves sport shooting enthusiasts, law enforcement professionals, military and tactical markets worldwide. The group’s products include some of the most widely known and respected brands in the industry, including Federal Premium, CCI, Speer, RCBS, Alliant Powder, Champion, Weaver, Eagle Industries, and Blackhawk! Industries.



April 28, 2011 Comments Off on EADS, NA

EADS North America is the American operating company of EADS, the world’s second largest aerospace and defense company, and the largest in Europe.

As a leading supplier and industrial partner in defense and homeland security, commercial aviation, helicopters, telecommunications and services, EADS North America – together with its parent company, EADS – contribute more than $11 billion to the U.S. economy annually, supporting 200,000 American jobs.

EADS is proud to be a valued corporate citizen of the United States. Its EADS North America operations have business units, operating companies and divisions located in 32 cities and 17 states, offering a broad array of advanced solutions to its customers in the commercial, homeland security, aerospace and defense markets.

The EADS North America business operations are: American Eurocopter Corporation; Airbus Military North America, an EADS North America company; EADS North America Defense Security and Systems Solutions; EADS Supply & Services; EADS North America Test and Services; Fairchild Controls Corporation and Cassidian Communications, an EADS North America company.

EADS continues to believe that an open and competitive market in the U.S. will result in the best products at the best value. As the EADS involvement in U.S. defense programs grows, its industrial presence in the United States also is growing, strengthening the U.S. industrial base and offering high-quality jobs to American workers.


April 28, 2011 Comments Off on Boeing

Boeing is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems. A top U.S. exporter, the company supports airlines and U.S. and allied government customers in more than 90 countries. Boeing products and tailored services include commercial and military aircraft, satellites, weapons, electronic and defense systems, launch systems, advanced information and communication systems, and performance-based logistics and training.

Boeing has a long tradition of aerospace leadership and innovation. The company continues to expand its product line and services to meet emerging customer needs. Its broad range of capabilities includes creating new, more efficient members of its commercial airplane family; integrating military platforms, defense systems and the warfighter through network-enabled solutions; creating advanced technology solutions; and arranging innovative customer-financing options.

With corporate offices in Chicago, Boeing employs more than 159,000 people across the United States and in 70 countries. This represents one of the most diverse, talented and innovative workforces anywhere. More than 123,000 employees hold college degrees — including nearly 32,000 advanced degrees — in virtually every business and technical field from approximately 2,700 colleges and universities worldwide. Their enterprise also leverages the talents of hundreds of thousands more skilled people working for Boeing suppliers worldwide.

Boeing is organized into two business units: Boeing Commercial Airplanes and Boeing Defense, Space & Security. Supporting these units are Boeing Capital Corporation, a global provider of financing solutions; the Shared Services Group, which provides a broad range of services to Boeing worldwide; and Boeing Engineering, Operations & Technology, which helps develop, acquire, apply and protect innovative technologies and processes.


April 26, 2011 Comments Off on MOOG


Moog Inc. is a worldwide designer, manufacturer, and integrator of precision motion control products and systems. Moog’s high-performance systems control military and commercial aircraft, satellites and space vehicles, launch vehicles, missiles, industrial machinery, wind energy, marine applications, and medical equipment.

Moog started over 50 years ago as designer and supplier of aircraft and missile components. Today, their motion control technology enhances performance in a variety of markets and applications, from commercial aircraft cockpits, to power-generation turbines, to Formula One racing, to medical infusion systems. Moog’s culture supports its talented people, allowing them to approach their work with energy, enthusiasm, and the promise of success.

Aerospace & Defense

With almost 60 years of experience in the space and defense business, Moog is the premier motion control and flow control solutions provider for the following markets: satellites, human-rated space vehicles, launch vehicles, missiles, military ground vehicles, naval vessels, and security and surveillance.

For space-related requirements, Moog provides integrated systems and components for satellites and launch vehicles. For commercial and military satellites, they provide systems, subassemblies, and components for chemical, electric, and cold gas propulsion. Moog can also mechanically position antennas and solar array panels for spacecraft. For launch vehicles they provide space-rated electronics, avionics, thrust vector control actuation systems, primary flight control actuators, electronic controllers, and fluid control systems and components. These products are utilized by human-rated space vehicles such as the Space Shuttle and the new Ares & Orion module for NASA.

Ground Defense
For ground defense, Moog’s military ground vehicle solutions include turret designs, operator controls, gun-aiming and stabilization systems, and several electronic systems. For the sea, their naval-specific control solutions use electromechanical and electrohydraulic technologies and are qualified for use in harsh naval environments. Because of the ruggedness and reliability of their solutions, they are the sole source supplier of rotary motion control systems for US Navy submarines. For aerial defense, they provide fluid and fin control actuation systems for missile steering applications.

Moog provides sophisticated solutions for the Security Market, utilizing a number of technologies developed internally and via acquisition. Their security solutions include sensor system nodes, pan and tilt systems for precision positioning and pointing of cameras and sensors, high-accuracy closed loop axial pointing, signal processing, video/audio switching, and image stabilization.

Smiths Interconnect

April 26, 2011 Comments Off on Smiths Interconnect

Smiths is a global technology company listed on the London Stock Exchange. A world leader in the practical application of advanced technologies, Smiths Group delivers products and services for the threat & contraband detection, medical devices, energy, communications and engineered components markets worldwide. Their products and services make the world safer, healthier and more productive.

Smiths Interconnect, a division of Smiths Group, is a recognized leader in technically differentiated electronic components and sub-systems providing signal, power and microwave solutions.

With 20 diversified brands, Smiths Interconnect designs and manufactures products that connect, protect and control critical systems for the global wireless telecommunications, civil aerospace, defense, space, medical, rail, test and industrial markets. Smiths Interconnect operates globally and has locations in the US, Mexico, Costa Rica, Ireland, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Tunisia, India, China and Australia.

Smiths Interconnect supplies to multiple levels of the supply chain and its blue chip customers include primes and service providers, OEMs, system suppliers and sub-system manufacturers. Among their largest customers are Raytheon, Finmeccanica, BAE Systems, Boeing, AAI/Textron, Northrop Grumman, General Dynamics, LockheedMartin, Ericsson, Motorola, AT&T, Verizon, SprintNextel, Emerson, ZTE, Huawei, GE Medical, Varian, Qualcomm, NVIDIA and Alstom.

Smiths Interconnect employs 4,000 people worldwide. Of this total, 550 are engineers and scientists, 35 percent are in emerging economies and 20 percent are in customer-facing roles.

SRA International

April 26, 2011 Comments Off on SRA International

SRA International is dedicated to solving complex problems of global significance for clients in national security, civil government and global health. With three decades serving these clients, SRA delivers the expert knowledge, technical tools and trusted solutions for missions that matter – to us, our clients and the world.

Founded in 1978 and headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia, SRA provides the expert knowledge, technical tools and solutions that governments, agencies and companies need to improve performance, reduce costs and risks, introduce enterprise efficiencies and enhance human health. SRA has more than 7,000 employees located in more than 50 locations around the world.

SRA serves the following markets:

National Security – SRA designs, develops, integrates and implements large and complex systems for defense and military service organizations. We provide strategic and tactical command, control and communications systems for law enforcement, public safety and intelligence agencies. We also offer analytical support to the government and private industries

Intelligence & Space – SRA gives clients timely, actionable information and innovative tools and techniques to deal with the ever-changing global landscape mission solutions at mission speed.

Civil Government – SRA supports federal civil agencies with comprehensive professional and IT consulting services and enterprise-wide infrastructure support

Global Health – SRA provides health consulting services for global clients, both public and private

Transportation & Air Traffic Management – Era Systems Corporation, a wholly-owned SRA subsidiary, equips the military and civilian aviation markets with next-generation surveillance and flight tracking solutions

SRA provides its customers the following solutions:

Systems engineering – SRA develops systems concepts, defines requirements, designs architectures and integrates complex systems

Development and implementation – SRA designs customized systems and integrates commercially available software applications

Strategic consulting – SRA collaborates with customers to find innovative solutions to critical business challenges

Managed technical services – SRA’s solutions help clients to consolidate and modernize their existing infrastructures, improve customer service and reduce operating costs

Business solutions – SRA also specializes in business intelligence, information assurance, contingency planning, infrastructure management and many other services


April 26, 2011 Comments Off on Raytheon


Raytheon is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 89 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services.

Raytheon operates six distinct but integrated businesses to provide customers with a broad range of products and services in government electronics, space, information technology, technical services, business, aviation and special mission aircraft.

Integrated Defense Systems

Integrated Defense Systems is Raytheon’s leading Global Capabilities Integrator providing affordable, integrated solutions to a strong international and domestic customer base, including the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, the U.S. Armed Forces and the Department of Homeland Security.

Intelligence and Information Systems

Raytheon’s IIS business provides solutions that enable intelligence professionals to obtain and decipher timely information that is key to national security.

Missile Systems

Raytheon’s Missile Systems business designs and manufactures key weapons and critical requirements, including air-to-air, strike, surface Navy air defense, land combat missiles, guided projectiles, exoatmospheric kill vehicles, and directed energy weapons.

Network Centric Systems

Raytheon Network Centric Systems (NCS) develops and produces mission solutions for networking, command and control, battlespace awareness, and air traffic management.

Raytheon Technical Services Company LLC

Raytheon Technical Service Company specializes in Mission Support, counter-proliferation and counter-terrorism, base and range operations, and customized engineering services.

Space and Airborne Systems

Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems (SAS) designs and develops integrated systems for crucial missions. Their forward-thinking technology has made them a leader among both military and civilian customers for decades.

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