(LOS ANGELES, Sept. 13, 2006) -- Ducommun Incorporated (NYSE:DCO) today announced that Miltec, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ducommun Technologies, Inc., and NASA, with the support of the US Army Redstone Arsenal's Aviation & Missile Research, Development & Engineering Center (AMRDEC), have teamed to develop new minimally intrusive sensor applications for launch vehicle environments. These advanced sensor testbeds are geared towards increasing the reliability and safety of launch vehicle systems by providing in situ measurement of critical subsystems components. This $3.7 million contract between NASA and Miltec paves the way for gathering temperature, pressure and other data in areas of launch vehicles that previously were considered too challenging or risky to measure.
Joseph C. Berenato, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Ducommun, stated, "We are pleased to be growing our relationship with NASA and AMRDEC through our sensor technology capabilities. We have long supported NASA's space launch endeavors by providing hardware for the Space Shuttle's External Fuel Tank. With the addition of Miltec's engineering capabilities, we hope to provide both engineering design services and hardware production capability to NASA and other key customers, as well."
Ducommun Technologies is a leading technology company with design, development, manufacturing, integration, and test capabilities in the areas of missiles, space, sensor, simulations, complex electronic/mechanical assemblies, illuminated cockpit displays, RF systems and space qualified motion control devices.
Founded in 1849, Ducommun Incorporated provides engineering and manufacturing services to the aerospace and defense industry.