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Government Security News July 2016 Digital Edition

Government Security News, founded in 2001 shortly after 9/11, is a news and feature publication covering Homeland Security and Defense. It is read by government executives in federal, state, county, municipal agencies as well as technology vendors and service personnel in Law Enforcement, Airport and Aviation Security, Border Security and Immigration, Maritime and Port Security, Disaster Preparedness and Response, Counter-Terrorism, IT and Cybersecurity and all other branches of Government and the Military. In addition to its daily, weekly and monthly publications and newsletters, Government Security News also operates two awards programs that are well-respected in the U.S. and Internationally.

Chemring Countermeasures

Chemring Countermeasures USA’s Kilgore Flares awarded $24.9 million US Army and Air Force contract for M206, MJU-7A/B and MJU-10/B Flares TOONE, TN – June 8,2016, Kilgore Flares Company, LLC (KFL) of Toone, Tennessee, a Chemring Group PLC (“Chemring”) subsidiary, announces a contract award by the US Army Contracting Command at Rock Island Arsenal. The $24.9M award includes the manufacture and delivery of M206, MJU-7A/B and MJU-10/B infrared decoy flares. These flares are a key component of aircraft survivability systems that protect helicopters, fighters and transport aircraft against infrared guided missile threats known as Man Portable Air Defense systems. All work will be performed at Kilgore’s facility in Toone, Tennessee. KFL is a business unit within Chemring Countermeasures USA (CCM USA), which also includes Alloy Surfaces Company, Inc., located in Chester Township, 18 PA. K i l g o r e Flares’ President Tank Williams stated, “We are pleased with our long standing partnership with the warfighter and the continued confidence in our products by the Department of Defense, the Single Manager for Conventional Ammunition and PEO Ammunition. Our workforce takes great pride knowing the products we make will save the lives of our citizens and international partners that serve in harm’s way.” About Kilgore Flares Kilgore Flares, LLC and Alloy Surfaces, Inc. (CCM USA) are industry

leaders in the design, development, and production of F-22, JSF and covert multi-spectral Special Material decoys. In addition, Kilgore Flares produces other ordnance products, including naval shipboard countermeasures, marine location markers and practice bomb signal cartridges. Additional information can be found online at www. kilgoreflares.com and www.alloysurfaces.com. About Chemring Chemring is a market-leading manufacturer supplying hightechnology electronics and energetic products to over sixty countries around the world. Chemring has a diverse portfolio of products that predominantly protect military personnel and platforms, providing insurance against a constantly changing threat. These range from countermeasures that protect aircraft, to ground penetrating radar that protect troops and vehicles from improvised explosive devices. For more information about Chemring, please go to: www.chemring.co.uk. ABB wins 1 st commercial order for breakthrough 15-second flash charging technology to enable CO2-free public transport in Geneva ZURICH, SWITZERLAND, July 15, 2016 – ABB has been awarded orders totaling more than $16 million by Transports Publics Genevois (TPG), Geneva’s public transport operator, and Swiss bus manufacturer HESS, to provide flash charging and on-board electric vehicle technology for 12 TOSA (Trolleybus Optimisation Système Alimentation) fully electric buses (e-buses) which will run on Line 23, connecting Geneva’s airport with suburban Geneva. The e-buses can help save as much as 1,000 tons of carbon dioxide per year, when compared with existing diesel buses. ABB will deliver and deploy 13 flash-charging stations along an urban transit bus route, as well as three terminal and four depot feeding stations. This will be the world’s fastest flash-charging connection technology taking less than 1 second to connect the bus to the charging point. The onboard batteries can then be charged in 15 seconds with a 600-kilowatt boost of power at the bus stop. A further 4 to 5 minute charge at the terminus at the end of the line enables a full recharge of the batteries. The innovative technology was developed by ABB engineers in Switzerland. “We are proud of this breakthrough technology to support Geneva’s vision of providing a silent and zero-emission urban mass TOSA bus – Revolutionary technology requires no overhead lines and offers silent and zeroemission mass transit solution as a viable alternative to diesel buses, providing a model for future urban transportation 19