Birdon and the US Army Announce the Completion and Celebration of the 100th Bridge Erection Boat for the US Army

The Birdon family, US Army personnel, key suppliers, and special guests are celebrating the completion of the 100th BEB on December 10 at 11:30 a.m.

DENVER, CO, UNITED STATES, December 6, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Birdon is proud to announce the completion of the 100th Bridge Erection Boat (BEB). The Birdon family, US Army personnel, key suppliers, and special guests are celebrating the completion of the 100th BEB on Monday the 10th of December at 11:30 a.m. at Birdon headquarters in Denver, Colorado.

Denver City Councilman Christopher J Herndon, Steven Rienstra, US Army Product Manager, and Jamie Bruce, CEO of Birdon, will all be speaking at the event. Other special guests include representatives from Senator Bennet’s Office, Senator Gardner’s Office, the Denver Office of Economic Development, the Australian Embassy and US Government agencies including MSCOE, TACOM, and DCMA.

Birdon and NAMJet began production of the first BEB and propulsion systems for the US Army in the summer of 2014 in their new factory in northeast Denver. The first boat was delivered to the Army for testing in the spring of 2015. Since then, the Birdon family has grown from 10 employees to over 100 employees who complete on average 3 boats and 10 waterjet propulsion systems per month. In November, the US Army awarded Birdon an additional contract that will double production in 2019 and 2020.

In its primary mission mode, the BEB provides propulsion, thrust, and stabilization to support worldwide tactical float bridging and rafting operations. It is specifically designed to provide high thrust and operate in high particulate matter environments including silt in fresh, brackish and saltwater. All functions of the BEB are performed by no more than a two-person crew. The unique and flexible design of the BEB means it can integrate with most customer specific transport systems.

Due to Birdon’s successful performance on this contract, they are starting to receive inquiries for BEBs both domestically and internationally. Earlier this year, Birdon demonstrated a BEB for the US Marine Corp at Camp Lejeune, NC in April of 2018 and are now working to develop the requirements to eventually replace their aging fleet of over 120 BEBs. Birdon also signed a marketing agreement with General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS) earlier this year that will allow GDELS to market the Birdon BEB as part of their overall bridging system solution to countries around the world. As a result, delegations from the Canadian Defense Force have visited on multiple occasions and Birdon is responding to inquiries from Sweden, Poland, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, South Korea, and Brazil.

Denver’s innovation and manufacturing sector is growing and the release of the 100th BEB to the US Army is just one indication of how Denver is making a mark on the national landscape.

About Birdon
Birdon has a long-standing reputation for producing high-quality marine engineering, manufacturing and maintenance support services for a diverse range of defense and commercial solutions around the world.

Jim Ducker
Birdon
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Global experts gather to discuss increasing cyber threat to our railways

4th Annual Rail Cyber Security Summit February 19th and 20th Amsterdam Netherlands

Cyber Senate captures key thought leaders and works to share information. Cyber Senate is a highly valuable organization and we are pleased to support the good work they are doing.”

— Chris Blask, Former Chair, US ICS ISAC

AMSTERDAM, SCHIPHOL, NETHERLANDS, December 5, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Taking place at the Crowne Plaza in Amsterdam-Schiphol on the 19th and 20th February 2019, the event will see security specialists from around the world gather to discuss how to manage the ever-evolving cyber threat to the world’s railways as Internet of Things (IoT) technology becomes increasingly integrated with operational infrastructure.

The Rail Cyber Security Summit is a two-day executive forum for IT and OT security professionals organised by specialist cyber security event company, Cyber Senate. The event will include case studies and presentations from global cyber subject matter experts, representatives of passenger and freight rail operators and infrastructure managers. It will also feature in-depth discussion sessions with leading rolling stock and signalling systems suppliers, to collectively address the security challenges faced across the rail 4.0 supply chain.
Key topics on the agenda include:
The integration and convergence of IT and OT
• How to manage and mitigate the risk of cyber threat
• Managing supply chain and third party risk
• Identifying and addressing blind spots
• Innovations in detection and mitigation
• Configuration management
• Incorporating resilience into information systems
• Critical control system components
Speakers already confirmed for the event include:
• Lies Alderliester, Chief Information Security Officer, Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS)
• Arjen Boersma, Manager CIO Office, Prorail
• Israel Baron, Head of Cyber Security Department, Israel Railways
• Oliver de Visscher, Chief Information Security Officer, Infrabel
• Christian Schlehuber, cybersecurity expert, DB Netz AG
• Claudio Cassarino, Managing Director, Metro service Denmark
• Sverre Kjenne, Executive Vice President of Digitilization and Technology, Bane NOR
• Geir Arild Engh-Hellesvik, Chief Information Security Officer, NSB Rail
• David Tapia Santamaria, Cyber Security Engineer, CAF

Discussing the event James Nesbitt, organiser of the event and founder of Cyber Senate said: “Merging the latest IoT technology with operational technology has the potential to be genuinely transformative for our railways, however, it is not without risk.

“2015’S Project Honeytrain – a ‘honeytrap’ exercise which attracted 2.7 million cyber attacks to a virtual rail infrastructure in just six weeks – showed just how considerable the appetite is for attacking our railways in this way.
“And with hackers becoming more ever more sophisticated, it is essential that those working in the industry ensure that they stay one step ahead – optimising the technical performance of often neglected rail infrastructure and taking a ‘macro’ view, which considers the many risk channels facing rail infrastructure, including supply chains.
“This event will give those working in and around the industry the knowledge they need to ensure they have the right tools to incorporate resilience into information systems, critical control system components and business processes throughout their organisation.”
Location: 19th-20th February 2019 at the Crowne Plaza in Amsterdam-Schiphol Planeetbaan 2, 2132 HZ Hoofddorp, Netherlands
Find out more: https://www.railcybersecurity.com
Join the Rail Cyber Security LinkedIn group here: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8432325/

Notes to editors
The Cyber Senate is part of IoE Events Ltd (Internet of Everything!).To find out more, email marketing@cybersenate.com

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Updated brochure released ahead of Border Security 2019 Conference

New speakers sign up to Border Security 19, including: SITA, Cellebrite, Estonian Police and Border Guard Administration, ICMPD, Delhi International Airport Ltd

LONDON, LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, December 5, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Taking place on the 12th and 13th February 2019 at the Crowne Plaza St Peter's Hotel & Spa, Rome, Italy, the 12th annual Border Security conference and exhibition will open its doors to more than 100 senior security experts, law enforcement officers and industry representatives from around the world, as they discuss and explore the political and technological solutions being utilised to secure national borders.

With spaces limited, conference organiser SMi Group are encouraging delegates to book their seat now to avoid disappointment at this sell out event.

Register by the 14th December to receive a £100 discount on your booking. Visit the website to register at: http://www.bordersec.com/einpr

WHAT’S NEW IN THE BROCHURE?

With a host of new speakers, SMi Group are pleased to announce the following presentations:

• The Role of Electronic Travel Authorisations for Passenger Pre-Clearance – Mr Andy Smith, Business Development Director, Border Management & Government Services, SITA

• Digital Intelligence: Leveraging the Power of Data Analytics – Cellebrite Executive

• Estonian Border Security: Recent Developments and Highlighting Initiatives – Mr Egert Belitšev, Head of Integrated Border Management Bureau, Estonian Police and Border Guard Administration

• Improving Border Security in the Mediterranean through Comprehensive Border Governance: case study of Lebanon, Tunisia and Morocco – Mr Borut Erzen, Head of Border Management and Security Programme, International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD)

• DIAL’s Efforts to Ease Border Crossings – Mr Sanjay Kumar, Safety Specialist, Delhi International Airport Limited

There will also be an evening networking reception hosted by Vancouver Airport Authority day-one at the conference.

The newly updated agenda is available to download at: http://www.bordersec.com/einpr

Sponsorship is now open, should you wish to speak or exhibit at Border Security 2019, please contact Sadia Malick on: +44 (0) 20 7827 6748 or smalick@smi-online.co.uk

For delegate enquiries, contact James Hitchen on +44 (0) 20 7827 6054 or email jhitchen@smi-online.co.uk

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The 12th Annual Border Security Conference
12-13 February 2019
Rome, Italy

Gold Sponsors: Gatekeeper Intelligent Security, SITA, Vancouver Airport Authority

Sponsors and Exhibitors: Cellebrite, WorldReach Software

About SMi Group: Established since 1993, the SMi Group is a global event-production company that specializes in Business-to-Business Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and online Communities. We create and deliver events in the Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical industries. We pride ourselves on having access to the world’s most forward-thinking opinion leaders and visionaries, allowing us to bring our communities together to Learn, Engage, Share and Network. More information can be found at http://www.smi-online.co.uk

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SMi Group
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DISRUPT Veteran Suicide

Summit Brings Together Innovators to Focus on Breaking the Rate of Veteran Suicide

ARLINGTON, VA, UNITED STATES, December 5, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Stop Soldier Suicide has partnered with the National Association of Veteran-Serving Organizations (NAVSO) to lead a summit around veteran suicide in Washington, DC on Thursday, December 6th with the long-term goal of reducing the veteran suicide rate to the national average. The intent of the summit is for participants to brainstorm ideas on how they can DISRUPT the rate of veteran suicide in the United States. Stop Soldier Suicide and NAVSO have targeted innovators and key stakeholders to discuss how they can identify and acquire untreated and at-risk veterans. This is an invite-only event hosted by Booz Allen Hamilton and sponsored in part by Cohen Veterans Network.

“I have lost more than one soldier to suicide even though I kept them all safe in combat,” says Nick Black, Co-Founder of Stop Soldier Suicide. “We are frustrated because the truth is that we haven’t impacted the overall veteran suicide rate and we know we need to do something drastically different in order to change the trajectory. We partnered with NAVSO to help us put the right people in the room in order to tackle our lofty goal of bringing the veteran suicide rate down to the national average. We believe that by challenging the status quo, we can hack the problem of veteran suicide and prevent crisis before it's too late.”

“There is no greater mission than saving lives; so for NAVSO to partner with Stop Soldier Suicide on this important work it was an easy yes,” says Chris Ford, Founder and CEO of NAVSO. “We have worked together to invite people who can think differently about this issue but also many of those who have been doing this work for years so that we can have an intense discussion about the way ahead. As the national association focused on veterans we have a broad view of the work being done across the country and connect organizations making an impact. Our goal for this summit is to create a plan that will step-change the veteran suicide rate next year.”

Suicide is a public health crisis and the tenth leading cause of death in the United States. Recent reports confirm some members of the military community are especially prone to suicide — approximately 20 veterans commit suicide per day. While many great organizations focus on research and clinical efforts, these have not been sufficient in reducing the stigma or suicide rates in the military community. It is imperative that those at higher risk for suicide are identified and engaged immediately as suicide does not discriminate against rank, gender, race, or sexual orientation. Of the 20 million veterans in the United States, approximately 70% are not actively seeking care with the Department of Veterans Affairs. To bring this rate down, the community needs to focus on those veterans outside VA care so we can find and engage the 7,000 veterans that are at greatest risk for taking their own life next year.

Kelly Stormer
National Association of Veteran-Serving Organizations
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The Michael Dukakis Institute and the Boston Global Forum Announce Strategic Alliance with AI World Government

AI World Government to focus on AI Ethics and AI-Government as Public Sector Deployment of AI

NEEDHAM, MA, UNITED STATES, December 4, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — PRESS RELEASE

The Michael Dukakis Institute and the Boston Global Forum Announce Strategic Alliance with AI World Government
AI World Government to focus on AI Ethics and AI-Government as Public Sector Deployment of AI

Boston, MA – December 4, 2018 – The Michael Dukakis Institute for Leadership and Innovation and the Boston Global Forum have announced that they will be a Strategic Alliance Host of the AI World Government Conference & Expo, being produced by Cambridge Innovation Institute. The event will be held on June 24-26, 2019 at the Ronald Reagan International Trade Center in Washington, DC.

According to conference founder and chair, Eliot Weinman, “We are pleased to continue our collaboration with The Michael Dukakis Institute for Leadership and Innovation and their Boston Global Forum (BGF). Former Governor Michael Dukakis has been an innovative global visionary for decades. For the past several years the BGF has conferred with government, research and technology experts to develop a framework for governments around the world to develop the proper AI ethics regulations. BGF, which created the concept of AI-Government on June 25, 2018 at Harvard University, and organized the first AI-government conference at Harvard September 20, 2018, will jointly develop a dedicated conference on this topic at AI World Government on June 24, 2019. AI World and AI Trends will also publish the continuing results of their research for our global audience.”

AI World Government Conference & Expo provides a forum to educate and inform federal, state, and local governments on the many benefits of deploying AI technologies. These agencies are like public and private “enterprises”, which AI World is established and known for. The government application of AI is already in its early adoption period and has been deployed in a wide variety of applications that have shown benefits. As AI continues to evolve at a rapid pace, the next generation of deployment will enable government agencies to:

• Provide better and enhanced services to its constituents
• Increase productivity and reduce costs
• Accelerate the overall digital transformation efforts underway throughout government agencies
• Introduce an AI-Government model

AI World Government is also the backdrop for shaping the discussion around ethics, safety, and regulatory requirements for machine learning, deep learning, computer vision, image and pattern recognition, and emerging intelligent automation solutions.

According to Nguyen Anh Tuan, CEO of the Boston Global Forum (BGF), “We have been collaborating with Mr. Weinman and his team at AI World throughout 2018 to support the event as an International Host. We have several activities already underway at AI World 2018, and will continue our strategic alliance for all AI World 2019 events. We will present an AI-Government model at AI World Government.”

About the Michael Dukakis Institute for Leadership and Innovation (MDI) (dukakis.bostonglobalforum.org)
Michael Dukakis Institute for Leadership and Innovation (MDI) was co-founded by Governor Michael Dukakis and Nguyen Anh Tuan. MDI generates important initiatives in AI in concert with the AI World Society 7-Layer Model, and AI-Government, World Leader in AI World Society Award. MDI is the publisher of Shaping Futures magazine. MDI Innovators are prominent leaders and scholars with Harvard, MIT, Brown, Tufts, Google, and The New York Times, with a Board of Leaders composed of: Chairman Michael Dukakis, Director Nguyen Anh Tuan, and professorship members Nazli Choucri, Thomas Patterson, David Silbersweig and John Savage.

At AI World Conference and Expo, December 4, 2018, MDI and BGF announced the AIWS Report About AI Ethics, and Government AIWS Ethics and Practices Index, the first AI Ethics Index about governments.

About AI World Government (AIWorldGov.com)
AI World Government Conference & Expo provides a forum to educate and inform public sector agencies (federal, state, and local governments) and its supply chain on the many benefits of deploying AI technologies. These agencies are like public and private “enterprises”, which AI World is established and known for. The government application of AI is already in its early adoption period and has been deployed in a wide variety of applications that have shown benefits. The event will be held at the Ronald Reagan International Trade Center in Washington, D.C
Media Contacts:

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Cambridge Innovation Institute
MARCOM Director
lscimemi@cambridgeinnovationinstitute.com

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Softil Issues 2019 Outlook For Mission Critical Communications and Services Over LTE and 5G

“The year will see First Responders and professional radio users becoming better supported in their tasks through the applied use of technology” says Sagi Subocki, Softil’s Vice President, Products and Marketing

First Responder MCX deployments, 1st steps into the Black Mirror, dawn of “10,000 foot” view dispatch controls, dual-mode LMR/MCPTT devices, private LTE towers

2019 is the year when MCC solutions and services get deployed by First Responders – armed forces, police, ambulance or other emergency service groups – and by radio users in transportation and mining”

— Sagi Subocki, Softil’s Vice President, Products and Marketing

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL, December 4, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Leading IP communications enabler Softil today releases its Outlook 2019 for the Mission Critical Communications industry. For Softil, enabling Mission Critical Communications (MCC or MCX)) will be its fundamental mission for the year ahead accelerating the transition to 21st century technologies for people whose jobs help and save the lives of others.

“Softil sees 2019 as the year when MCC solutions and services finally get into the hands of First Responders be they the armed forces, police, ambulance or other emergency service groups, as well as professional radio users in the fields of transportation and mining among others,” says Sagi Subocki, Softil’s Vice President, Products and Marketing. “The year will see First Responders and professional radio users becoming better supported in their tasks through the applied use of technology.”

First MCPTT deployments by First Responders

The year 2019 will see First Responders begin supplementing the humble radio so trusted by multiple generations of firefighters, police officers and emergency workers over the years with smartphones. At first, these might also be dual-mode devices, combining LMR and LTE capabilities. Once smartphones become commonplace in MCC, all will be able to work faster and better.

Immediate future belongs to dual-mode LMR/MCPTT devices

It is nice to envision how new generation of the technology replaces the old generation in a blink of an eye – just like you see in the movies. This is not how it happens in real life – the old and new must peacefully coexist for a while. Moreover, they do not just coexist, but rather interwork. The emergency worker’s device is not an interworking appliance, but instead, it can simply allow users to be connected to both worlds – simultaneously. We should see LMR devices being extended with MCPTT capabilities first before full-blown MCX devices completely replacing them. Softil predicts that quite a few dual-mode radios will appear on the market during 2019.

Mission Critical Communications for Trains will continue to advance

Mission Critical Communications for trains, commonly referred to as LTE-R, are already deployed, but on a limited scale. Today, South Korea is leading the railway world with new MCC LTE-R terminals deployed on its high speed rail networks. However, as the standards for MCC for Railroads are in the final stages with 3GPP Release 15 providing the base, and Release 16 defining the necessary changes in architecture, Softil expects many more LTE-R trials and deployments over the next 2-3 years – especially as GSM-R (old communication technology for trains) will sunset in 2025.

Managing MCC through Dispatch Consoles

The Dispatch Console is a critical element of emergency communications – someone has to have a “10,000 foot view” of everything happening with First Responders in real time to coordinate all activities. This is where the dispatch console operator comes into play. As MCC over LTE trickles onto the front line in 2019, dispatch consoles will manage video streams, video communication, chats and more. The console will become the critical element in the interconnection of the LMR and MCX worlds and be in service before the end of 2019.

First MCC Recording solutions

It is essential to keep track of what is happening on the front line – we need to create records of all the activities of emergency workers at all times. In the past, voice and some unassociated videos were recorded, but in the new MCX world, there is a mass of data that needs to be recorded and archived. This spans audio, video, chat, location and much more from a vast array of supplementary data from “Life-saving things”, commonly known as IoT devices. The industry will see the first recording solutions appearing in 2019 as they are critical for the overall MCS umbrella.

Private LTE becomes key to advancements in the MCC for Mining

In the mining industry, communication is a key element of the ecosystem and on a par with all the sophisticated machinery and tools in use. MCC over LTE new communication capabilities, such as video, chat and file exchange, offer great advantages to miners over the traditional radio. However, common LTE towers cannot provide reliable connectivity inside mines and such deployments will require private LTE. Softil expects pilot Private LTE with MCS (Mission Critical Services) setups to go into trials in 2019, with full-scale deployments in 2020/2021.

The impact of 5G on MCC will become noticeable

5G developments are advancing quickly, driven by the insatiable appetite for speed, bandwidth and full QoS/QoE spectrum of humans and machines alike. Core 5G trials are already under way around the world, but that doesn’t affect MCX at the moment. However, Softil expects to see some alignment of MCX technologies with 5G networks and architectures in the next 3GPP Release 16 (due December, 2019) and further enhancements in Release 17. The year 2021 will most likely will be the year when MCX will commercially start running on top of 5G, offering greater speeds and capabilities.

First chipsets implementing ProSe will appear, first trials of D2D

ProSe is the 3GPP standard for direct, or so-called Device-to-Device communications. This is essential for MCC as it is always possible that in the course of emergency operations, the macro network will become unreachable. In this event, First Responders must still be able to communicate with each other, so this is a critical need to make daily use of MCX over LTE possible. The year 2019 might be the year when ProSe begins its journey. However, thanks to dual-mode devices, LMR will still be there for device-to-device communications.

Voice Controls for First Responder devices will make their debut

Voice controls are not new – Siri and Alexa have been helping with everyday tasks for several years now, but as First Responder smartphones appear, Softil expects that voice controls will be elevated to the next level of importance in 2019 with commands such as “alert all my group members,” “show me the map,” “start recording my video,” and “switch my primary camera” becoming commonplace – all while wearing gloves.

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Official Past Attendees List for Air Mission Planning and Support 2019 Conference Released

Air Mission Planning and Support 2019

Air Mission Planning and Support 2019

The past attendees list has just been released for the 10th annual Air Mission Planning and Support Conference, available to download on the event website.

LONDON, LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, December 4, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — After nine successful years in London, UK, SMi’s Air Mission Planning and Support Conference is set to return on the 9th & 10th April 2019 for its 10th year running. This year’s event promises to host an international gathering of expert military and industry speakers to explore how air power support systems can be maximised through future innovations.

In the run up to the event, the past attendees list for the past 2 years has been made available to download on the website. Interested parties can download the list for free, outlining the previously attending organisations, job titles, countries, and sponsors of the last two years, giving prospective delegates an idea of the international organisations they can expect to meet and network with at next year’s highly-anticipated 10th annual event.

Exclusive Snapshot of Previously Attending Organisations:

• Aeronautica Militare
• Airbus
• BAE Systems
• Cobham
• Czech Air Force
• DSTL
• Elvos Solutions
• German Air Force
• Glasgow Prestwick Airport
• JETEX
• Leonardo
• Lockheed Martin
• Mass
• NATO
• Norwegian Defence Logistics Organisation
• OCCAR
• Pilatus Aircraft
• UK Royal Air Force
• Royal Australian Air Force
• Royal Canadian Air Force
• Royal Saudi Air Force
• Royal Thai Air Force
• SAAB
• Swedish Armed Forces
• Thales
• The Boeing Co.
• US Air Force

Over the last two years, SMi were delighted to have had then chance to host over 50 different military and industry-leading organisations from all over the globe, with attendees hailing from Switzerland, Pakistan, Australia, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, UK, and USA, highlighting the truly global element of the Air Mission Planning and Support Conference.

The two-day event will provide participants with an exclusive learning opportunity to explore emerging aircraft technologies, strategies and future platforms to take Air Mission Planning into the next generation, providing agile end-to-end mission support.

Download the brochure from the website, as is the past attendees list for potential delegates to see who they could network with at this year’s conference.

To register, please visit http://www.airmissionplanning.co.uk/einpr

Book before 14th December to save £400.

Air Mission Planning and Support
9th – 10th April 2019
St James' Court, Buckingham Gate, London, UK

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About SMi Group: Established since 1993, the SMi Group is a global event-production company that specializes in Business-to-Business Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and online Communities. We create and deliver events in the Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical industries. We pride ourselves on having access to the world’s most forward-thinking opinion leaders and visionaries, allowing us to bring our communities together to Learn, Engage, Share and Network. More information can be found at http://www.smi-online.co.uk

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XTI Aircraft Company Announces Twelve More Orders for the TriFan 600 Hybrid-Electric Vertical Takeoff Airplane

Rooftop Landing

Acess Remote Areas

No Airport Required

Pre-sales program orders now at 76 airplanes

Tthe market continues to recognize the value proposition of our unique and revolutionary airplane with its cleaner state-of-the-art hybrid-electric propulsion system"”

— Robert LaBelle, CEO XTI Aircraft

DENVER, CO, USA, December 4, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — XTI Aircraft Company (XTI) announced today that customers in the North America, Europe, and the Middle East have placed twelve additional orders for the TriFan 600 vertical takeoff airplane under XTI’s pre-sales program.

“This brings our backlog to 76,” said Robert LaBelle, Chief Executive Officer of XTI. “The new orders come at an excellent time,” LaBelle continued, “because this solidifies our budget and improves our revenue projections as we head into the initial flight tests for our 65% scale Proof of Concept aircraft. The total number of orders represents $494 million in gross revenues upon delivery of the aircraft.”

“With these twelve new orders in just the past week,” said LaBelle, “the market continues to recognize the value proposition of our unique and revolutionary airplane with its cleaner state-of-the-art hybrid-electric propulsion system, extremely low operating costs, and patented technology. Vertical takeoff combined with the ability to fly long-range and the speed and comfort of a business aircraft.”

The company previously announced 64 orders from customers in the U.S., Japan, Australia, India, Brazil, the Middle East, and Europe, beginning with the first orders at last year’s Paris Air Show. This was followed by orders at the October 2017 and October 2018 NBAA conventions.

The TriFan 600 is a major breakthrough in aviation and air travel. The six-seat TriFan 600 will have the speed, range and comfort of a luxury business aircraft and the ability to take off and land vertically, like a helicopter. It will travel at 345 miles an hour, with a range of up to 1,200 miles. Using three ducted fans, the TriFan lifts off vertically. Its two wing fans then rotate forward for a seamless transition to cruise speed and its initial climb. It will reach 30,000 feet in just ten minutes and cruise to the destination as a highly efficient business aircraft.

XTI launched a formal stock offering in 2016 under SEC Regulation A+, which is open to all unaccredited and accredited investors around the globe. Shares in XTI may be purchased at www.startengine.com/xti-aircraft providing a unique opportunity for the general public to invest in an aerospace company with a game-changing product, a world-class leadership team, and significant growth potential.

Simultaneously with the equity crowdfunding financing, accredited investors may participate in XTI’s $25 million Series B round. Accredited investors seeking more information should contact Mr. LaBelle at rlabelle@xtiaircraft.com (571) 216-1594.

ABOUT XTI AIRCRAFT COMPANY
XTI Aircraft Company is a privately owned aviation business based near Denver. XTI is guided by a leadership team with decades of experience, a deep well of expertise, and success bringing new aircraft to market. XTI is founded on a culture of customer-focused problem solving to meet the evolving needs of modern travelers.

For information and updates about XTI Aircraft Company and the TriFan 600, visit www.xtiaircraft.com . To invest, go to www.startengine.com/xti-aircraft, or accredited investors may contact Mr. LaBelle at rlabelle@xtiaircraft.com (571) 216-1594. For information on reserving a priority position for the TriFan under the Company’s pre-sales program, contact Mr. LaBelle.

Media Contact for XTI Aircraft Company:
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TCOM, LP, Global Leader in ISR Aerostats, Wins Platinum for Best Persistent Surveillance Solution at AST’s 2018 Awards

TCOM, LP, Global Leader in ISR Aerostats, Wins Platinum Award for Best Persistent Surveillance Solution at the American Security Today’s 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Awards

What differentiates TCOM’s aerostats is their ease of deployment, efficiency and the fact that they can serve as eyes in the sky.”

— Matthew McNiel, VP of BD, TCOM,LP

COLUMBIA, MARYLAND, UNITED STATES, December 3, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — TCOM, L.P., a global leader for innovative, cost-effective ISR Airborne Persistent Surveillance Aerostat Solutions—accepted a Platinum Award presented by American Security Today for its Persistent Surveillance Aerostats as part of the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards.

The ‘ASTORS’ program is specifically designed to honor distinguished government and vendor solutions that deliver enhanced value, benefit and intelligence to end users in a variety of government, homeland security, enterprise, and public safety vertical markets.

Aerostats offer persistent surveillance solutions that have unique advantages over traditional ground-based and airborne surveillance systems. Aerostat systems act as a “virtual fence” along coastlines, around vessels, or the port perimeter by providing continuous, real-time monitoring of activities in a cost-effective solution. The systems can detect threats at greater range and in the blind spots of traditional surface-based sensors, providing security forces with more time to think, react, engage, and neutralize threats.

Combining powerful radar, longer deployment times and customizable payload configurations with low cost per flight hour configurations, TCOM’s aerostats are the perfect solution for persistent surveillance. Moreover, aerostats offer a combination of wide viewing angles and high resolution for more precise identification of small objects, as well as surveillance of larger areas. In short, aerostats enable true persistent, real-time tactical ISR at an affordable cost.

“As the nation continues to respond to escalating threats from home and abroad, the innovative solutions being implemented to meet those threats, have led to tremendous growth in the field of Homeland Security,” said Michael Madsen, co-founder, and publisher of American Security Today. “Today, the United States is increasingly focusing on protecting IT/cyber security networks, and government and security professionals are calling on innovative companies like those honored with 2018 ASTORS Awards, to help them do so.”

“ASTORS’ nominations are evaluated by American Security Today’s panel of sector experts on their technical innovation, interoperability, specific impact within the category, overall impact to the industry, relatability to other industry technologies, and application feasibility outside of the industry,” according to Tammy Waitt, co-founder and editorial director of American Security Today.

“It’s very rewarding to be recognized for our pioneering work in addressing the important security needs of persistent surveillance. What differentiates TCOM’s aerostats is their ease of deployment, efficiency and the fact that they can serve as eyes in the sky. For those reasons, TCOM Aerostats have been used as part of the longest ongoing Aerostat surveillance operations,” said Matthew McNiel, VP of Business Development at TCOM.

About TCOM, LP:
TCOM, LP is a global leader of Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance (ISR) solutions of Lighter-than-Air Persistent Surveillance Tethered Aerostat platforms for Air, Maritime, and Land. For over 40 years, the company’s pioneering innovations have defined the persistent surveillance and Lighter-than-Air industries. By blending leading-edge technology, manufacturing, and field operation capabilities, TCOM has provided ISR systems for the United States and foreign governments with complete persistent surveillance capabilities. Our systems are in use around the globe including theaters of combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. TCOM’s delivered systems include fixed-site deployments, fully transportable systems, and specialized sea-based deployments. TCOM’s headquarters are based in Columbia, MD and the Manufacturing & Flight Test Facility is located near Elizabeth City, NC. TCOM is the

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National Defense ISAC Announces New Executive Director

Steve Shirley, National Defense ISAC Executive Director

National Defense ISAC

Steven D. Shirley, former Executive Director of the DoD Cyber Crime Center (DC3), is now the Executive Director of the National Defense ISAC

We are excited to have Steve lead us at the National Defense ISAC. His passion and commitment to further the security of the DIB will increase the value of NDISAC to our members.”

— Jay Weinstein, NDISAC Board of Directors Chair and L3 Technologies CISO

WASHINGTON, DC, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, UNITED STATES, December 3, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The National Defense Information Sharing and Analysis Center™ (National Defense ISAC™ or NDISAC™) is pleased to announce the addition of Steve Shirley as the National Defense ISAC Executive Director.

“We are excited to have Steve lead us at the National Defense ISAC,” stated Jay Weinstein, NDISAC Board of Directors Chair and L3 Technologies CISO. “Steve has extensive knowledge of the defense industry. His passion and commitment to further the security of the defense industrial base will increase the value of NDISAC to our members. I am very excited to see Steve in this role and can’t wait to see our growth in 2019.”

Steve has over 30 years’ experience with security issues that affect the defense industry. As the former Executive Director of the Department of Defense (DoD) Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3) and Vice Commander of the U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations, Steve will bring a unique perspective to enhance the National Defense ISAC current membership base, capabilities and services.

“I am honored and excited to have the opportunity to lead the National Defense ISAC. My past experiences have prepared me well for this role and I look forward to taking the NDISAC to the next level and making a positive difference to our members,” Shirley stated.

As the NDISAC Executive Director, Steve will work as a nonvoting member of the Board of Directors to further shape and refine the NDISAC strategic plan, and will oversee the development and implementation of information sharing mechanisms, services, working groups and partnership and collaborative engagements across the DIB, DIB suppliers, and commercial DIB interdependencies. Steve’s extensive DoD background in support of DIB cybersecurity efforts will ensure a solid NDISAC-DIB alignment and will enable the NDISAC to most effectively align with DoD and the DIB Sector Coordinating Council to best serve our members and the DIB.

In his previous role as the Executive Director of DC3, Steve oversaw a technical staff of over 500 specialists within a business and technology support directorate and six functional directorates to deliver capabilities DoD-wide. Particularly relevant to Steve’s role at NDISAC was his leadership of DC3 as DoD’s operational hub for the DoD Defense Industrial Base Cybersecurity Program, which delivered actionable threat data and analysis to 580 companies in a voluntary public-private partnership. Prior to DC3, Steve served as Vice Commander of the U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations with responsibilities as the chief operating officer for 3,500 personnel and 220 locations around the globe. Steve’s military career included service as a commander of counterintelligence, antiterrorism and investigative operations in the US, Europe, and Asia at all levels of the Air Force. In 2004, Steve retired from the Air Force as a colonel and was appointed to the Senior Executive Service.

Steve holds a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University, master’s degree from Arizona State University and is also a graduate of the Squadron Officer School, the Air Command and Staff College, the Armed Forces Staff College and the Air War College.

Steve succeeds NDISAC Interim Executive Director, Carlos Kizzee, who held the role of Defense Security Information Exchange (DSIE) Executive Director for the past three years. Carlos oversaw the formation of the National Defense ISAC, its merger with the Defense Industrial Base Information Sharing and Analysis Organization (DIB-ISAO), and the transition of DSIE as the DIB cyber threat center of excellence previously under DIB-ISAO to the premier cyber threat sharing community within NDISAC. Carlos will transition to NDISAC Director of Member Development and Partnership Engagement, where he will focus on expanding NDISAC membership and partner relationships.

About National Defense ISAC
NDISAC is the national defense sector’s non-profit organization formed to enhance the security and resiliency of the defense industry and its strategic partners. NDISAC provides defense sector stakeholders a community and forum for sharing cyber and physical security threat information, best practices and mitigation strategies and is developed to serve as the Defense Industrial Base (DIB) Sector’s critical infrastructure protection operational coordination mechanism.

Formerly known as the DIB-ISAO, the NDISAC is the umbrella organization for the Defense Security Information Exchange (DSIE). NDISAC is recognized nationally within the US as the ISAC for the nation’s defense industry critical infrastructure sector, the Defense Industry Sector Coordinating Council, the US Department of Homeland Security, the FBI, and the National Council of ISACs. For more information, visit www.ndisac.org.

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