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Ball Aerospace Completes Review of IOTS System

August 17, 2007

The National Air and Space Intelligence Center system is designed to ingest, archive, process, analyze, and report data collected by current and future space-based infrared sensors.

DAYTON, OH /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has successfully completed the Increment 2 In-Process Review (IPR-2) for the Integrated Overhead Non-Imaging Infrared (ONIR) Tasking, Processing, Exploitation and Dissemination (TPED) System (IOTS) development effort.

IOTS is a program of the National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC) that will provide capabilities to process and exploit existing and future ONIR sensor data. It is an end-to-end integrated system for ingesting, archiving, processing, analyzing, and reporting data collected by current and future space-based infrared sensors. The IPR-2 milestone included a demonstration of the end-to-end functionality of the IOTS within the Ball Aerospace Dayton, Ohio, facility, with a focus on subsystem interface validation. Representatives from NASIC, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, the Aerospace Corp., and Riverside Research Institute concluded that the IPR-2 was successful.

The three-year IOTS development effort began May 25, 2005. Ball Aerospace is supported by Booz Allen & Hamilton Inc.; Command Technologies Inc., a subsidiary of MTC Technologies Inc.; Northrop Grumman's Electronic Systems sector; Oracle Federal Systems; Raytheon Co.; Structural Computing LLC; and Science Applications International Corp.

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. supports critical missions of important national agencies, such as the Department of Defense, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and other U.S. government and commercial entities. The company develops and manufactures spacecraft, advanced instruments and sensors, components, data exploitation systems, and RF solutions for strategic, tactical, and scientific applications. Over the past 50 years, Ball Aerospace has been responsible for numerous technological and scientific firsts and acts as a technology innovator for the aerospace market.

Ball Corp. is a supplier of high-quality metal and plastic packaging products for beverage, food, and household customers, and of aerospace and other technologies and services, primarily for the U.S. government. Ball Corp. and its subsidiaries employ more than 15,500 people worldwide and reported 2006 sales of $6.6 billion.

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