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GSN_Magazine April Digital Edition

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to locate historic shipwrecks and map other underwater sites of significance. Evgeniy Pozharsky is a Polish patriot. He has taken it upon himself to try and locate and remove as many UXO as possible from his native land. Using his Fisher Pulse 10 metal detector with a detection range of over 2 meters, Evgeniy has searched lakes, rivers and fields all over the country. Through hard work and dogged determination he has been able to locate a and recover a significant number of WWII munitions from sites on land and underwater. Evgeniy has put his life on the line to ensure no one else will be killed or injured by these perilous weapons. Law enforcement agencies around the world are acquiring underwater metal detectors (UMD) to ensure their dive teams have the right equipment to effectively do their job. An essential tool for locating evidence disposed of in a waterway, metal detectors routinely assist public safety divers in finding weapons, shell casings, stolen objects, and explosive devices. UMD are so effective, and their use has become so widespread, that agencies training public safety divers are developing courses on how to best utilize these devices. Dive Rescue International in Colorado and Lifeguard Systems in New York offer courses in aquatic preparedness to ensure public safety dive teams respond effectively to water incident scenes. Their instructors combine knowledge with experience in the use of state of the equipment. The detectors both companies are using in their evidence recovery training are JW Fishers Pulse 8X. Goodhue County Sheriff ’s Office in Minnesota is employing this technology in their underwater search operations. Dive Team Leader Steve Sutton-Brown reports using Fishers new SAR-1 detector in a recent training exercise. “We’re regularly called on to search for evidence such as guns, knives, bullet casings, etc. We generally dive in visibility that is zero to one foot, which is one of the reasons we choose this machine. In this exercise we planted a pistol on the lake bottom. The diver was given only an approximate area of where the weapon might be, just as would happen in a real call out. Although visibility was almost zero, each diver was able to quickly located the weapon. The high intensity LED light bar was fairly easy to see and the vibration feature was appreciated by all. We really like that there are no exposed wires since we already have enough entanglement issues to deal with. The consensus is; the SAR-1 works awesome!” For more information on JW Fishers complete line of underwater search equipment go to www.jwfishers.com. Raytheon wins $375M contract to modernize Air Force air and space operations centers Dave Wajsgras HAMPTON, VA April 26, 2017 The U.S. Air Force Materiel Command has awarded Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) a contract with an initial value of up to $375 million over six years to sustain and modernize the Air and Space Operations Center Weapon System, or AOC WS. Under the contract, Raytheon will update the existing AOC WS baseline software and develop and deploy new software upgrades to improve air and space command and control operations. Air and Space Operations Centers provide a strategic capability for the U.S. Air Force with operators at 22 global locations using the AOC WS to command and control aircraft through all of the Air Force’s critical missions. “Raytheon will use our unmatched cyber, automation and analytics expertise to modernize the Air Force’s weapons system, providing an advantage in everything from security to actionable insight in the digital battlespace,” said Dave Wajsgras, president of Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services. “Raytheon’s innovative modernization through sustainment approach incrementally improves systems without interruption to critical missions,” said Todd Probert, vice president of Mission Support and Modernization at Raytheon IIS. “In addition, the use of software development best practices, such as Agile and DevOps, speeds up the delivery of these systems to the warfighter.” Raytheon is hiring for the new team based in Hampton, Virginia. Open positions include system architects, software developers, cyber engineers, IT help desk and more. About Raytheon Raytheon Company, with 2016 sales of $24 billion and 63,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. With a history of innovation spanning 95 years, Raytheon provides state-ofthe-art electronics, mission systems integration, C5ITM products and services, sensing, effects, and mission support for customers in more than 80 countries. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts. 30 31 For proactive security, build an aquarium Continued from page 6 requires us to build an aquarium again – a fusion of technologies that provide speed and accuracy, and are simple for the end-user. The most secure and convenient biometric technology identity verification must use ‘the power of fusion.’ By fusing face recognition, body behavior analytics – including height, gait and body type – and even voice recognition, we create a fusion that is highly accurate, and does not require a user to stop for identification. This fusion of sensors allows us to understand a person’s identity in real-time, with high accuracy and speed. Building this aquarium and utilizing a fusion of technologies for multimodal biometrics, we can make identification and secure access simple and secure. And most importantly, we can apply the power of fusion to prevent incidents before they happen.