NEW YORK - July 2, 2007 - EDO Corporation (NYSE: EDO) U.K. business unit has been named "Supplier of the Year" by Finmeccanica's SELEX Sensors and Airborne Systems division in Edinburgh for contributing to the Directional Infrared Counter Measures (DIRCM) project. EDO supplies flexible circuits and motors used to integrate DIRCM systems into various military aircraft.
The DIRCM system eliminates or reduces the risk of attack from portable, infrared, ground-fired missiles. The system automatically detects and tracks the missiles before jamming their guidance equipment.
"The 'Supplier of the Year' award highlights our performance for on-time delivery, quality and exceptional customer service for both products," said James M. Smith, EDO's chief executive officer. "We look forward to continuing our work with the world's leading aerospace and defense companies, such as SELEX, by providing specialized technology and engineering-driven products."
EDO Corporation designs and manufactures a diverse range of products for aerospace, defense, intelligence, and commercial markets. Major product groups include: Professional and Engineering Services, Defense Electronics, Communications, Aircraft Armament Systems, Undersea Warfare, and Integrated Composite Structures. EDO's advanced systems are at the core of the transformation to lighter, faster, and smarter defense capabilities.
With headquarters in New York, EDO Corporation (www.edocorp.com) employs 4,000 people worldwide. The company was founded in 1925 and had revenues of $715 million in 2006.
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