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Power Technology expands offering of military lasers with ITAR registration

12th April 2010 - 15:55 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


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Power Technology, Inc. (PTI), a premier laser manufacturer and leader in the Photonics Industry for over 40 years, announced today it is now International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) registered. This registration expands the available choices of lasers available to military and defense customers.

For the last 40 years, PTI's laser designs have supported Fortune 500 companies in the biomedical, semiconductor, and industrial markets. With this registration, PTI can now bring significant design and manufacturing capabilities to a broader customer base within the military community.

PTI has served the military market for years under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) which is enforced by the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS). Under the EAR, PTI could build and export "Dual Use" lasers that had applications both in industry and in the military. "Our recent ITAR registration enables Power Technology to serve our military customer base in new ways." explains William Burgess, VP of Operations. "Power Technology is now able to design and manufacture lasers specifically for military applications." Those applications include laser diode subassemblies built for target designation, range finding, illumination for night vision, aiming/sighting and defensive countermeasures regardless of whether they are UAV mounted, vehicle mounted, or hand held systems.

Power Technology is proud to be recognized by the US Government as an International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) registered manufacturer. "Our commitment to ITAR registration is a direct result of our increasing level of business in the Military, Aerospace, and Homeland Security markets" explains Walter Burgess, VP of Sales. "Further, Power Technology's business model is well suited to this market segment which is known for its complex, low to medium volume, and high mix product demands. We look forward to growing this market segment in the future."

Receiving this registration demonstrates that Power Technology has the knowledge and understanding to fully comply with the Arms Export Control Act (AECE) and International Traffic in Arms Regulations, as well as having corporate procedures and controls in place to ensure compliance. As a result, Power Technology is focused on meeting the technically challenging, long life cycle, high mix, high reliability product and manufacturing requirements of our Military, Aerospace, and Security customers. Call PTI at 501 407-0712 for the ITAR registration number and to discuss your requirements for custom lasers.

Administered by the Office of the Defense Trade Controls Compliance (DDTC), under authority established by the Arms Export Control Act (AECA), ITAR regulates the manufacture, export, import and transfer of defense articles and services, and is a precursor to serving the homeland security, aerospace and military markets. In the case of Power Technology, ITAR regulates laser products built for military purposes.

Source: Power Technology


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