In brief

Aug. 1, 2007

BAE Systems begins production of THAAD Interceptor Seeker

BAE Systems in Nashua, N.H., is producing the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) Interceptor Seeker for Lockheed Martin Corp. The seeker provides infrared imagery of the targeted warhead to the missile to guide the interceptor to its target. The first THAAD systems will be fielded in fiscal 2009 and ready for worldwide deployment in fiscal 2010. Assembly, integration, and testing of production equipment will take place at BAE Systems facilities in Nashua; Lexington, Mass.; and Johnson City, N.Y. Lockheed Martin is THAAD prime contractor and systems integrator. THAAD is designed to defend U.S. and allied soldiers, military assets, and population centers from the threat of ballistic missile attacks. To achieve the lethality required to defeat ballistic missile warheads, THAAD destroys them through direct “hit-to-kill” targeting.

DDC awarded Raytheon IDS supplier excellence award

Data Device Corporation (DDC) in Bohemia, N.Y., won the Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems exclusive IDS supplier excellence award. For the second straight year DDC has been honored by Raytheon. Raytheon expressed their appreciation for DDC’s consistent quality, service, on-time delivery, safety, and process improvement initiatives, acknowledging that DDC was one of a small group of suppliers to receive the award. Data Device Corporation is an international supplier of high-reliability data interface products, motion control, and solid state power controllers for military and industrial applications. The company provides data-bus technology for high-speed Ethernet and Fibre Channel networks, MIL-STD-1553, and ARINC 429 data-bus boards and components, synchro/resolver interface components, and solid-state power controllers and motor drives. For more information contact DDC online at

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