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LITTON GETS GERMAN TORNADO AIRCRAFT CONTRACT

Litton Industries Inc. [LIT] won a $4 million contract to be the navigation component supplier for the German Tornado attack aircraft. The contract, which could have options worth $50 million, will place dual GPS/inertial navigation system units into the aircraft. (Robert Knapp, Litton, 818/598-5907.)

By | September 19, 1996

INTEGRATED STRATEGIES TO SPONSOR RUSSIAN AEROSPACE CONFERENCE IN OCTOBER

Integrated Strategies, in conjunction with Russian Business News, NASA, the Russian Space Agency and other organizations will sponsor a conference, "Russian Aviation and Aerospace Partnerships With the West: The Emerging Economic Development Issues," Oct. 31 at the Anaheim Convention Center, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST. Additionally, a special exposition, featuring 250 company exhibits, […]

By | September 19, 1996

MOGEE REPORT FOCUSES ON PATENT ANALYSIS

Reston, Va.-based Mogee Research & Analysis Associates’ (MRAA) new report, "Competitive Technology Report on Global Positioning System Technology," analyzes GPS international patents. The report identifies companies patenting GPS technology and ranks them on research and development, extent to exploit the technology, the most important GPS patents and who owns them. (Mary Ellen Mogee, MRAA, 703/478-3253, […]

By | September 19, 1996

MAGELLAN NAMES INDUSTRY CONSULTANT TO MARKET GPS RECEIVER

San Dimas, Calif.-based Magellan Systems Corp. named Dean Connor of Fort Wayne, Ind.-based Connor Marketing its consultant to market its GPS 2000. Connor Marketing, which specializes in outdoor products, will market the $199 units to incentive programs, advertising agencies, sales promotion agencies and premium incentive catalogs. There are 10 premium incentive cata logs that grab […]

By | September 19, 1996

LOWRANCE EXPANDS MEXICAN MANUFACTURING OPERATION

Lowrance Electronics Inc. [LEIX] recently expanded its Mexican manufacturing facility in Ensenada, which employees 150 people. Because of demand for GPS units, Lowrance said it will expand its operation to 400 people in 1997–and lease an 88,000-square foot facility in Ensenada. The company said it would have 170 employees in 1997 at its Tulsa, Okla., […]

By | September 19, 1996

DELORME AND AAA CREATE TRAVEL SOFTWARE

DeLorme Mapping and AAA recently created the AAA Map’n’Go software that has a data base of more than 57,000 accommodations, restaurants, campgrounds and points of interest. With the Internet, users have access to DeLorme’s web site to grab road construction and weather conditions. (Amy Head, DeLorme, 207/865-1234, http://www.delorme.com.)

By | September 19, 1996

JUNGERS NAMED VP BY INTERSTATE ELECTRONICS

Interstate Electronics Corp. (IEC) recently named C. Stephen Jungers as vice president of business development. Jungers, who will market the company’s defense and commercial GPS products, previously was Lockheed Sanders’ vice president for business development. (Joan Hansen, IEC, 714/758-4023.)

By | September 19, 1996

NOAA AWARDS VESSEL TRACKING CONTRACT

The U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), a branch of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), awarded a contract to Germantown, Md.-based Lovingfoss & Associates for monitoring and maintenance of NMFS’ commercial fishing vessel tracking system. The system uses Inmarsat C and GPS to regulate fishing around the Hawaiian islands. (Lovingfoss & Associates, 301/540-3468.)

By | September 19, 1996

PANASONIC’S ORBCOMM COMMUNICATOR HAS GPS CAPABILITY

The Panasonic KX-G7001 subscriber communicator has GPS circuitry and antenna that is designed for the Orbcomm low-Earth orbit satellite system. The units, marketed in the U.S. by Panasonic Industrial Co., has data input and output devices. Another company, San Diego-based Torrey Science Corp., is manufacturing a communicator for Orbcomm. (Orbcomm, 703/406-5343.)

By | September 19, 1996

HONEYWELL/PELORUS LANDING SYSTEM DEMONSTRATED

Honeywell Inc. [HON] and Pelorus recently showed off its DPGS Satellite Landing System 2000, or SLS-2000, at the Northwest American Association of Airport Executives meeting in Steamboat Springs, Colo. The two companies are trying to market the landing system to airport managers, city officials and local airlines. The SLS-2000 is expected to be the first […]

By | September 19, 1996

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