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CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Goodrich Corporation (NYSE:GR) welcomed guests from the United States Army and State and Local Government officials to their facility in Danbury, Conn. to celebrate the delivery of the 1000th AN/AVR-2B(V) laser detecting set to the United States Army.
Customers and special guests included Brigadier General Harold J. Greene, program executive officer – Intelligence, Electronic Warfare and Sensors (IEW&S), U.S. Army; Colonel John Leaphart, project manager – Aircraft Survivability Equipment (ASE), U.S. Army; and Dannel P. Malloy, Governor of the State of Connecticut.
The event recognized the accomplishments of all Goodrich employees who are involved in the threat detection business at Danbury supporting the delivery of the 1000th AN/AVR-2B(V) laser detecting set to the United States Army and also celebrated 51 consecutive months of on time delivery of laser warning detection sets to the U.S. Army. In addition, a formal recognition ceremony was held which included honoring several active Army and Connecticut National Guard aviators and a remembrance of the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor.
Andreas Nonnenmacher, vice president of Goodrich ISR welcomed guests and thanked employees for all their hard work and dedication. "It is our goal to produce the world's best laser detecting system in order to protect the world's best aircrews. This is truly a team effort and I thank both government and Goodrich employees who contribute to this each and every day."
Brigadier General Harold J. Greene, program executive officer – Intelligence, Electronic Warfare and Sensors (IEW&S) of the United States Army gave a keynote speech, in which he said how the work at Danbury had "allowed countless children, husbands, wives, mothers and fathers to come home to their families and for that I thank you (Goodrich). We salute you for your efforts to support our national defense."
Dannel P Malloy, Governor of the State of Connecticut spoke about how President George Washington had called Connecticut the "Provision State" during the revolutionary war, and that it is "the state that without whom the war would not have been won." He went on to say that Connecticut continues to be the "Provision State", and now Goodrich was one of the companies providing "the best laser detection systems, to keep our troops safe."
Goodrich has been developing and manufacturing the laser warning capability at the Danbury facility for the past 35 years and is the industry leader in laser warning systems. The AN/AVR-2B(V) is the latest embodiment of this capability and represents the very best in combat survival equipment for armed forces worldwide.
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