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Updated: July 8th, 2008 05:26 PM CDT

L-3 Communications Acquires Two Leaders in Threat Detection for Military and Homeland Security Applications

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"As a leading supplier of mine sensors," said Mr. Lanza, "one of CyTerra's highest priorities is assisting the U.S. Army in an effort to help solve the problem of locating improvised explosive devices (IEDs)." CyTerra's scientists and engineers have pioneered a number of advances in explosive detection technologies, landmine detection and counter-terrorism techniques and are using the company's detection technologies, including radar systems, metal and agent detection, electromagnetic motion sensors and signal processing to help find solutions to IEDs in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Jefferies Quarterdeck, a division of Jefferies & Company, Inc., acted as financial advisor to CyTerra with respect to this transaction.

SafeView, Inc.

Headquartered in Santa Clara, CA, SafeView develops and manufactures non-invasive security systems and portals for military and public safety use, including airports. SafeView's patented low power active millimeter wave technology (MMW) unobtrusively detects objects of concern such as weapons, explosives, plastics, ceramics and metals by scanning the body and creating 3-D images of concealed contraband. The company's Scout Personnel Screening System has been deployed around the world and is currently used to secure soldiers and workers in Iraq's Green Zone.

SafeView's patented active MMW technology was developed at the U.S. Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Lab, with additional research and development support provided by the TSA and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

"SafeView's imaging and people screening systems, based on millimeter wave technology, create a highly realistic holographic image of an individual being screened," said Mr. Lanza. "Its systems can safely and rapidly identify an unmatched array of concealed objects, including those made of metal, plastic, ceramic, paper, wood and explosive materials. This technology outperforms products such as metal detectors, passive millimeter wave and backscatter x-ray. It is both safe for use on humans and it ensures an individual's personal privacy with a rapid detection capability that is far superior to any product currently on the market."


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