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  • January 11, 2011 -- DRS Sonar Systems beefs-up undersea warfare technology expertise with acquisition of Advanced Acoustic Concepts
    GAITHERSBURG, Md., 11 Jan. 2011. DRS Sonar Systems LLC in Gaithersburg, Md., is improving its expertise in undersea warfare technology with its acquisition of Advanced Acoustic Concepts Inc. (AAC) in Hauppauge, N.Y. AAC specializes in sonar systems, sonar signal processing, acoustic training systems, and open=architecture systems and software.  
  • January 11, 2011 -- Raytheon chooses LaBarge to manufacture rugged printed circuit card assemblies for JSOW missile
    ST. LOUIS, 11 Jan. 2011. Systems designers at the Raytheon Co. Missile Systems segment in Tucson, Ariz., needed an electronics contract manufacturer to expand the type of complex electronic assemblies available for the Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW) system. They found their solution from LaBarge Inc. in St. Louis.   
  • January 12, 2011 -- API to boost expertise in military contracting and defense electronics manufacturing with acquisition of SenDEC
    RONKONKOMA, N.Y., 12 Jan. 2010. Electronic components supplier API Technologies Corp. in Ronkonkoma, N.Y., is looking to boost the company's expertise in military contracting and defense electronics manufacturing with its acquisition of electronics contract manufacturer SenDEC Corp. in Fairport, N.Y. SenDEC had $90 million in revenues and $3.5 million in profits in 2010.
  • January 13, 2011 -- Mercury moves into electronic warfare and signals intelligence business with LNX buy
    CHELMSFORD, Mass., 13 Jan. 2010. Embedded computing specialist Mercury Computer Systems Inc. is seeking to boost the company's expertise in signals intelligence (SIGINT), communications intelligence, and electronic warfare (EW) with its acquisition of LNX Corp., a specialist in integrating RF and digital signals into high-frequency modules, which is headquartered in Salem, N.H. Mercury bought LNX for $31 million in cash.
  • January 15, 2011 -- Non-lethal laser to defend against pirate attacks developed by BAE Systems
    BRISTOL, England, 15 Jan. 2011. BAE Systems demonstrated a prototype laser device that will serve as an effective non-lethal deterrent against pirate attacks on commercial vessels such as oil tankers and container ships. In order to help combat the growing piracy threat BAE Systems conducted a study of pirate behavior and a company-wide capability survey. This led to the development of the concept of using a non-lethal laser, which would leave only temporary effects, to distract and deter potential attackers from a distance.

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