Monday, November 26, 2007

I/ITSEC SAIC etc, "Sindex", Threataganda AZ, + News

Islamic terrorists target Army base -- in Arizona

By Sara A. CarterNovember 26, 2007
Fort Huachuca, the nation's largest intelligence-training center, changed security measures in May after being warned that Islamist terrorists, with the aid of Mexican drug cartels, were planning an attack on the facility.
Fort officials changed security measures after sources warned that possibly 60 Afghan and Iraqi terrorists were to be smuggled into the U.S. through underground tunnels with high-powered weapons to attack the Arizona Army base, according to multiple confidential law enforcement documents obtained by The Washington Times.
"A portion of the operatives were in the United States, with the remainder not yet in the United States," according to one of the documents, an FBI advisory that was distributed to the Defense Intelligence Agency, the CIA, Customs and Border Protection and the Justice Department, among several other law enforcement agencies throughout the nation. "The Afghanis and Iraqis shaved their beards so as not to appear to be Middle Easterners."
According to the FBI advisory, each Middle Easterner paid Mexican drug lords $20,000 "or the equivalent in weapons" for the cartel's assistance in smuggling them and their weapons through tunnels along the border into the U.S. The weapons would be sent through tunnels that supposedly ended in Arizona and New Mexico, but the Islamist terrorists would be smuggled through Laredo, Texas, and reclaim the weapons later.
A number of the Afghans and Iraqis are already in a safe house in Texas, the FBI advisory said.
Fort Huachuca, which lies about 20 miles from the Mexican border, has members of all four service branches training in intelligence and secret operations. About 12,000 persons work at the fort and many have their families on base.
Lt. Col. Matthew Garner, spokesman for Fort Huachuca, said details about the current phase of the investigation or security changes on the post "will not be disclosed." (cont..)


IAF, Singapore Air Force begin exercise

NEW DELHI: The Indian Air Force and its Singaporean counterpart on Monday began air combat and ground attack exercises at Kalaikunda in West Bengal. While the Singaporean air force has brought a squadron of US-made F-15 fighters, the Indian Air Force is fielding its Russian-built Mig-27 ground attack fighters in the war games named 'Sindex', which will go on till December 13, according to IAF sources here (cont...)

Northrop Grumman Showcases Training and Simulation Technologies At I/ITSEC 2007

ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 26, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) will highlight a full range of training and simulation products and services for military and homeland security operations at the 2007 Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference.
The conference will take place Nov. 26-29 at the Orange County Convention Center. Northrop Grumman will be located at booth 1724.
The company's exhibit will feature flight training and homeland security solutions for the U.S. Department of Defense and various government agencies (cont...)

SAIC Demonstrates 'Science - Services - Solutions: The Warfighter's Edge' at the 2007 Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference

ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Science Applications International Corporation will demonstrate specialized defense, law enforcement and security solutions at the 2007 Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) Nov. 26 through 29 at the Orange County Convention Center.
SAIC and its team will present a series of complex multisystem war-gaming simulations, including interoperable live, virtual, and constructive capabilities. The demonstrations showcase SAIC's system integration capabilities and illustrate how unrelated simulation systems can be brought together to create powerful training solutions. Three different vignettes will be played each day and simulated newscasts will tie the demonstrations together. (cont...)

Objective Interface Sets New Standard for Highly Realistic Military Simulation
OIS's DMMfx Animator and DMMfx Engine Provide First Real-Time Physical Modeling for Military Simulation

ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwire - November 26, 2007) - Objective Interface Systems, Inc., the leading provider of high-performance, real-time and embedded communications middleware, today announced DMMfx™ Animator and DMMfx™ Engine, the first real-time material physics for building military simulations. DMMfx Animator and DMMfx Engine enable rapid development of highly realistic visually immersive environments containing objects that accurately model the physical fidelity of movement. DMMfx objects respond in a lifelike manner based on their physical properties without the use of manual, prearranged results.
DMMfx Animator and DMMfx Engine are based on the revolutionary Digital Molecular Matter technology created by Pixelux Entertainment, an industry innovator in video game realism. Applying the laws of physics in real-time means that when a user blows up a brick wall, that wall breaks apart in ways that are true to its physical properties -- as opposed to manual, pre-scripted animations. DMMfx computes this real-time simulation of physics utilizing the principles of finite element modeling, the same technology utilized by designers to model the physical properties of everything from jet aircraft to automotive engines. (cont...)

Trusted Computer Solutions Delivers First TENA Guard for Defense Modeling, Simulation and Training

Homeland Security Investor Conference Attracts Security Executives, Investors & Prime Defense Contractors

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--For the second year in a row, more than 300 middle-market homeland security industry executives, investors, and prime defense contractors looking to capitalize on growth in the homeland security and government services market are expected to attend The Homeland Security Investor Conference, a private, invitation-only event on Dec. 10 and 11, 2007, in Washington, D.C.
This premier homeland security conference organized by CapitalSource, Civitas Group and USBX Advisory Services will highlight some of the most promising middle-market investment and business development opportunities in the global homeland security and government services market. The event will be held at the Ritz-Carlton in Washington, D.C., and provide a forum for more than 30 middle-market businesses and their CEOs to showcase their companies to industry leaders, private equity investors, and prime defense contractors.
Highlighting the event’s focus on technology in the homeland security space will be keynote speaker Tom Ridge, former Pennsylvania Governor and the first Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, who will speak during the luncheon on Tuesday, Dec. 11. Former Pennsylvania Governor Ridge is currently head of Ridge Global, a Washington, D.C., based strategic consulting firm that provides strategic consulting services that advance the security and economic interests of businesses and governments worldwide.
Under Secretary Ridge’s tenure, DHS was tasked with using technology to strengthen the country’s critical infrastructure, institute layered security measures at air, land and seaports, develop a unified national response to incidents and improve communication and intelligence information sharing across countries, federal, state and local law enforcement and the private sector.
CapitalSource, Civitas Group and USBX Advisory Services – each a leader in their respective finance, strategic consulting and investment banking services markets – established this conference to provide large global security companies, investors, and government services representatives a first look at new business and investment opportunities from companies developing in-demand products and services in the homeland security and government services industry. The conference also gives government agencies researching new technologies rare insight into emerging technological and business solutions.
The Homeland Security Investor Conference is structured with a unique format of 30-minute presentations by CEOs of leading companies from five important sectors in the homeland security market. Those markets include: Intelligence and Data Management, Weapons of Mass Destruction /Screening Technologies, Public Safety and Security, Critical Infrastructure Protection, and Identity Solutions.
For a list of previous Presenters, Conference Attendees, and information about The Homeland Security Investor Conference, visit

States test pandemic plans with free flu shots AR

As flu season nears, some states are offering free vaccination campaigns in settings that mimic an emergency response to a flu pandemic or bioterrorism attack. Arkansas last month conducted the largest ever free flu shot drive in the country, delivering more than 100,000 vaccinations in a three-day test of the state’s emergency response plan (cont..)

BAE Systems wins $18 million DARPA contract to lead imaging system program

WASHINGTON, 26 Nov. 2007. BAE Systems has received an $18.5 million, 30-month contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop a new class of intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) systems and capabilities.
BAE Systems will lead DARPA's Autonomous Real-Time Ground Ubiquitous Surveillance Imaging System (ARGUS-IS) program. The company will develop, integrate, and demonstrate advanced ISR systems and capabilities for wide-area persistent monitoring. The systems are targeted for use in Department of Defense unmanned and manned surveillance platforms. (cont..)

Remember that great scene in Aliens 2 where Ripley wants to help and hops into a exoskeleton loader and picks up a pallet of military equipment that weighs hundreds of pounds? The Catepillar style exoskeleton does all the work, but Ripley’s controlling the arms and legs like they’re extentions of her own. Well, with the Sarcos Military Exoskelton, that day is here.


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