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Strategic Technology Systems, Inc. Awarded Harpoon Weapons Interface Unit Contract.

TRENTON, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 23, 1998--Strategic Technology Systems, Inc. announced Tuesday that it has been awarded a contract from The Boeing Company, for the design, development and production of a Harpoon harpoon (härpn`), weapon used for spearing whales and large fish. The early type was a flat triangular piece of metal with barbed edges and a socket for attaching a wooden handle, to the  Weapons Interface Unit (WIU WIU Western Illinois University
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) as part of Boeing's newly designed Advanced Harpoon Weapon Control System (AHWCS AHWCS Aboriginal Health Worker Career Structure
AHWCS Advanced Harpoon Weapon Control Systems (Boeing) 

The WIU is intended for use in three launcher configurations without modification: ship, submarine and coastal defense Coastal defense
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  • Seacoast Defense (US) historical fortification to protect coastlines

The WIU's internal controller is based on hardware and software recently developed by Strategic Technology for use in its new F/A-18 Interference Blanker Unit (IBU IBU International Biathlon Union
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), now being flight tested on a F/A-18F at China Lake. The WIU software is written in Ada and will be entirely reprogrammable via its MIL-STD-1553 data bus.

Edward J. Klinsport, Strategic Technology's President and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board.  said, "We are extremely happy that the technology developed for one Boeing program (F/A-18 IBU) can be ported to a different platform on another Boeing program, thus reducing risk and saving significant development costs."

Strategic Technology Systems, Inc. is a diversified technology-driven company specializing in weapons management, electronic warfare, airborne data acquisition, secure communications and space qualified systems for defense and commercial applications.

   CONTACT:  Strategic Technology Systems, Inc.
              Jeffrey P. Billie, 609/584-0202 ext. 2101

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