Sanders, Pilkington Team on Fast Jet; Sign Deal for Missile Warning Sensors.Business/Aerospace & Defense Editors
FARNBOROUGH, U.K.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 25, 2000
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Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) is a leading multinational aerospace manufacturer and advanced technology company formed in 1995 by the merger of Lockheed Corporation with Martin Marietta. Company, and Pilkington Optronics Ltd., part of Thomson-CSF Racal, have teamed as industrial partners for the United Kingdom Fast Jet Missile Approach Warning System (MAWS MAWS Missile Approach Warning System
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Under the teaming agreement, Sanders will serve as prime contractor and systems integrator for the development and production phase of the Fast Jet MAWS program. Pilkington Optronics, as principal industrial participation subcontractor, will provide electro-optical infrared (IR) sensors as well as circuit card fabrication fabrication (fab´rikā´shn),
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In 1996, Sanders received a contract from the U.K. Ministry of Defence (MoD) to participate in the Fast Jet MAWS Technology Assessment Program (TAP). During ground trials and open range fire tests, Sanders successfully demonstrated the effectiveness of various missile warning technologies that will protect Royal Air Force Tornado, Jaguar and Harrier aircraft against IR threats. An Invitation To Tender (ITT ITT Initial Teacher Training (UK)
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Sanders and Pilkington are already teammates on the U.K. Apache IR Countermeasures program and the U.S. Army-led Thermal Omnibus procurement. Walt Havenstein Walter P. "Walt" Havenstein is an American businessman, engineer and former United States Marine. Since 2007-01-02 he has been president & CEO of BAE Systems Inc., the US subsidiary of BAE Systems plc and a board member of BAE Systems plc. , Sanders President said, "These two agreements both enhance our relationship with Pilkington Optronics, and provide a solid foundation for other opportunities with U.K. industry."
Bernard Rocquemont, Senior Vice President of Thomson-CSF and President of Thomson-CSF Optrosys added, "These agreements represent an excellent opportunity for us to increase our cooperation with Sanders and to expand our airborne manufacturing capability."
Pilkington Optronics is a member of Thomson-CSF Optosys, one of the business groups of Thomson-CSF, and a principal supplier of electro-optical systems and equipment, providing high technology defence products for land, sea and air applications. Products include submarine periscopes and masts, fire control systems for main battle tanks, infrared search and track sensors, laser range finders and designators, and thermal imagers.
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