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Congressman Murtha: Construction Begins on AAC Facility   2003-10-06
UNIONTOWN, October 6, 2003 -- Congressman Jack Murtha today announced that construction has begun on the Advanced Acoustic Concepts facility at the University Technology Park in North Union Township, Fayette County. The 40,000 square foot building will be a state-of-the-art structure that will include integration and test areas, a secured lab and production space. The building will be the center of AAC s integration and testing and software-development activities.

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AAC Participates in Successful ARMTech Showcase of Industry and Technology   2003-08-11
Advanced Acoustic Concepts participated in the fifth annual ARMTech Showcase of Industry and Technology on August 7 and 8 at the Belmont Complex Arena in Kittanning PA. The Showcase gives industry leaders in defense contracting the opportunity to interface with each other to develop new business and professional relationships with other regional and national companies.

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IPS Review Successfully Completed in Uniontown   2002-11-30
Countless hours of hard work paid of on Wednesday, July 23rd with the successful culmination of the IPS (Integrated PRP System) Program Management Review in Uniontown, PA. The two-day PMR got off to a rolling start on Tuesday, July 22nd at the new AAC Test Facility in downtown Uniontown.

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IPS provides “Quantum Improvement” over Legacy Systems aboard USS John S. McCain (DDG-56)   2004-02-25
IPS is “a quantum improvement in acoustic spectrum coverage and analysis capability over anything currently available to the Surface Ship ASW and Acoustic Intelligence collection communities” according to the Test Director Navy Representatives onboard the USS John S. McCain.

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Advanced Acoustic Concepts in First Capital Bank Tower in Corpus Christi   2003-09-26
Advanced Acoustic Concepts (AAC) is pleased to announce their move from Kingsville, TX to a new Water Street location in Corpus Christi, TX with an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony on September 26, 2003.

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Advanced Acoustic Concepts Named One of Top Businesses on Long Island   2004-02-02
Advanced Acoustic Concepts (AAC) was named as one of Long Island’s Top 50 Private Companies Based on Revenue and also one of the Top 25 Fastest Growing Companies Ranked by Growth at the Seventeenth Annual Entrepreneurial Spirit Award Ceremony. The Entrepreneurial Spirit Award annually salutes the achievements of the Top 50 and Fastest Growing private firms on Long Island and is sponsored by Hofstra University, KPMG and Long Island Business News.

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Advanced Acoustic Concepts Opens Montana Office   2004-04-05
Advanced Acoustic Concepts (AAC) is pleased to announce the April 1, 2004 opening of its ninth location in as many states. The new facility is located at the Tech Ranch in Bozeman, Montana near Montana State University (MSU).

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DDLS SCORM Certification   2004-04-29
The DDLS Coursebuilder authoring tool produced content certified SCORM 1.2 compliant by the ADL Co-Lab. The Shareable Content Objects, XML Metadata, and Learning Management system API calls were tested against graded levels of compliance. DDLS-produced courseware achieved the highest level in all 3 test categories.

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Advanced Acoustic Concepts Announces Surface Ship Torpedo Defense Contract   2004-05-28
Advanced Acoustic Concepts (AAC), of Hauppauge NY, is pleased to announce the award of a sole source, $18 million dollar Delivery Order to AAC's Phase III Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) contract for the Tripwire Sensor Processor System for improved Surface Ship Torpedo Defense of the Navy's surface fleet. This award and execution of the Tripwire Sensor Processor System will position AAC as the prime integrator in deploying Torpedo Detection Classification Systems aboard carriers, amphibious assault, combatant logistics force (CLF), military sealift logistics force (MSLF) and selected DDG51 class ships.

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Advanced Acoustic Concepts Announces Acoustic Tile Project   2004-07-13
Advanced Acoustic Concepts (AAC), of Hauppauge NY, has been awarded an $800,000 production contract from the US Navy to manufacture the Acoustic Tile Window for installation on US submarines. The acoustic window will be delivered to the US Navy from AAC’s new manufacturing and integration and testing facility at their Fayette County Operations in Uniontown, PA.

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Harbor Defense Contract Awarded to Advanced Acoustic Concepts   2004-07-14
The United States Navy has announced the award of a Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Contract to Advanced Acoustic Concepts (AAC) for an In-Harbor/At Sea Ship Defense System to be developed at the AAC Texas location.

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Armtech 2004   2004-09-21
Advanced Acoustic Concepts participated in the sixth annual Armstrong County Showcase of Industry and Technology on August 19 and 20 at the Belmont Complex in Kittanning, PA.

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High Tech firm uses unique intern program to help protect America   2004-11-01
Advanced Acoustic Concepts has an amazing internship program thanks to the hard work and dedication of Congressman Murtha who had a strong interest in the Fayette County area, and felt it was critical to keep talented young folks in the county.

AAC does their part through twenty interns a year, and has a unique way to move them forward. Mr. Boyle explains, “We put them into a pipeline system, like a minor league baseball team; Double A, Triple A and so forth. We get them in their college freshmen year up to their senior year. They get a chance to understand us, we get a chance to understand them.

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Penn State Impacts Fayette County Economy   2004-12-03
Pittsburghlive.com
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Students Forgo Lawn Mowing and Painting for Submarines and Ships   2005-01-20
If asked what she did over summer break, Rianon Tiensvold would give a surprising answer: she simulated wireless telemetry for submarine communications. For the junior at Montana State University, the job was all she had hoped for, and more.

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Defense Contractor Opens Local Site   2005-04-02

By James Pletcher Jr.
Herald-Standard

Systems like those made by a local company have saved the U.S. government more than $500 million, according to U.S. Rep. John Murtha (D-Johnstown).

"By using off-the-shelf technology," Murtha told the audience Friday at Advanced Acoustic Concepts Inc. (AAC) grand opening, the price of a console aboard each Navy ship has been cut from "$850,000 down to $125,000. That's a significant savings when you think we have a $417 billion defense budge this year."

Murtha and other officials attended the special program at AAC, which culminated a half dozen years of work with the simple snip of the scissors.

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McCain a ‘Valiant Shield’ Against Submarine Threats   2006-06-20
USS JOHN S. MCCAIN, At Sea (NNS) -- Participating in Exercise Valiant Shield '06, held June 19–23 in the Guam operating area, USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) firmly established herself as an Anti-submarine Warfare (ASW) expert by sinking five simulated hostile submarines within the first few days of the exercise.

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Corpus Christi Firm Meets Navy Mine Warfare Mission Need   2006-03-17
On May 17th, 2006, Advanced Acoustic Concepts (AAC) - Corpus Christi, announced its third successful delivery of a Mine Warfare Sonar Training Program to the U.S. Navy. The programs train sonar operators and analysts to correctly classify sonar contacts as mine-like or non mine-like. This training will greatly accelerate the speed and enhance the effectiveness with which the Navy can conduct mine hunting operations.

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Harbor Security Initiative Awarded to AAC and TAMU-CC   2006-02-01
The Department of Homeland Security announced the award of a Phase I Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) grant to Advanced Acoustic Concepts (AAC) and Texas A&M University Corpus Christi for the development of a low cost underwater threat detection capability.

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Texas Internship Program   2004-06-20
By Kimberly Vetter Caller-Times Business Editor June 20, 2004 When Daniel Garcia graduated from Texas A&M University-Kingsville two years ago with a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, he figured he would have to move to San Antonio, Houston or Dallas to find a job.

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Laurel Highlands Technology Students view “High Tech” in Fayette County at Advanced Acoustic Concept   2006-05-20
Technology students from Laurel Highlands Senior High School recently learned of “high-tech” operations and opportunities that exist only minutes from their high school! Students from Mr. Dan Arnold’s technology classes visited Advanced Acoustic Concepts located in the new University Technology Park adjacent to the Penn State Fayette Campus.

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Congressman Murtha: Advanced Acoustic Concepts receives $11 million contract   2006-05-16
JOHNSTOWN, PA, May 16, 2006 – U.S. Rep. John Murtha announced today the awarding of an $11.2 million contract to Advanced Acoustic Concepts (AAC) in Uniontown, PA.

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Advanced Acoustic Concepts, Inc. Received ISO 9001:2000 Certification for SPVA Manufacturing   2005-09-29
Advanced Acoustic Concepts, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has recently received ISO 9001:2000 certification. The company has been awarded this designation for a manufacturing process that is supported at both its Pennsylvania and New York facilities.

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Advanced Acoustic Concepts Announces Acquisition of EMAS for SPVA Production   2004-02-26
Advanced Acoustic Concepts, of Hauppauge NY, is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Massachusetts based manufacturing company, EMAS. Effective March 1, 2004, EMAS will merge with the new AAC manufacturing and production division at the Uniontown, PA facility where AAC currently performs testing and integration of all systems developed by the company.

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U.S. Senate Recommending a Defense Appropriation of $4 million to Support the U.S. Navy's Mine Warfa   2006-08-08
Brian Boyle, Executive Vice President of AAC, announces that through the sponsorship of Senators Kay Bailey Hutchison and John Cornyn, the U.S. Senate is recommending a Defense Appropriation of $4 million to support the U.S. Navy Mine Warfare’s identified need for mine-like contact recognition training.

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The Power of Internships   2006-09-01
TEQ: July/August 2006
By: Tim Hayes

The Pittsburgh Technology Council connects member companies with interns from about 50 colleges and universities in the region, as a benefit service. Engineering is in great demand this summer, along with lean manufacturing internships. The Council traditionally makes placements in manufacturing, life sciences, education, marketing, computer science, software programming, web design, and with media companies like radio, TV, newspapers, and ad agencies.

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The Navy Searches for a Way to Detect Antiship Torpedoes Well Before Impact   2006-09-06
Article from Navy League of the United States
By Richard R. Burgess, Managing Editor

After two decades of fruitless effort to develop effective antitorpedo sensors for its high-value surface ships, Navy officials hope they are approaching a key turning point with new technologies that would enable its vessels to detect torpedoes well before impact.

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Loewer Joins AAC as V-P of Homeland Security   2007-01-12
HAUPPAUGE, NY JANUARY 8, 2007: Advanced Acoustic Concepts has named Rear Admiral Deborah Loewer, USN (ret.) as Vice President of Homeland Security. RADM Loewer, former Commander, Mine Warfare Command received her PhD in International Law from Christian Albrechts Universitat in Kiel Germany and her BA in Theoretical Mathematics and Computer Science from Wright State University.

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Wright Joins AAC as Director of Business Development   2007-01-11
HAUPPAUGE, NY JANUARY 8, 2007: Captain Walter Wright, USN (ret.) has joined Advanced Acoustic Concepts (AAC) as Director of Business Development. CAPT Wright is leading the Business Development Division from AAC’s Washington, D.C. Office, one of the company’s 12 nationwide locations.

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Firm Receives DHS Award for Maritime Domain Awareness   2007-01-14
CORPUS CHRISTI, TX. JANUARY 14, 2007: AAC (Advanced Acoustic Concepts) has been selected by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for a Phase II Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) award for its continued work in providing a layered maritime defense for the United States.

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Advanced Acoustic Concepts Receives $8 Million Contract   2007-02-07
JOHNSTOWN, PA, February 7, 2007 - U.S. Rep. John Murtha today announced a U.S. Navy award of $8.1 million to Advanced Acoustic Concepts (AAC) of Uniontown, PA for a modification to a previously awarded Naval Sea Systems Command contract.

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Advanced Acoustics Concepts Awarded a $5,957,750 Modification to a Previously Awarded Contract   2007-04-23
Advanced Acoustics Concepts, Inc., Hauppauge, N.Y., has been awarded a $5,957,750 modification under previously awarded contract (N00024-05-C-5486) to exercise an option to continue Anti-Submarine Warfare improvements in support of multiple surface ship platforms and programs.

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Lockheed Martin Teams with Advanced Acoustic Concepts, Inc. on Key U.S. Navy Anti-Submarine Warfare   2007-07-18
MANASSAS, Va., July 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin received two U.S. Navy contracts worth $20.6 million to provide integration engineering and engineering support for the AN/SQQ-89A(V)15 undersea warfare system.

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Advanced Acoustic Concepts to be Honored as Tibbetts Award Winner
  2007-09-27
Advanced Acoustic Concepts (AAC) has been selected as one of the winners of the 2007 Tibbetts Awards. AAC will receive the award on Oct. 10 at the Westin Washington, located at 1400 M Street NW in Washington, D.C.

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John Paul Jones Sharpens Anti-Submarine Skills During Valiant Shield   2007-10-10
By Ensign Benjamin McCarty, USS John Paul Jones Public Affairs

USS JOHN PAUL JONES, At Sea (NNS) -- Navy ships from three carrier strike groups demonstrated hardened warfighting skills and joint interoperability between task force, strike group, and principle warfare commanders during Exercise Valiant Shield 2007, conducted Aug. 7-14 in the vicinity of Guam.

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Advanced Acoustic Concepts Delivers Portable Mission Package Compute Environment to Navy   2008-04-21
UNIONTOWN, PA. APRIL 21, 2008: Advanced Acoustic Concepts’ (AAC) Integration and Test Facility, located in the University Technology Park adjacent to Penn State’s Fayette Campus, unveiled and demonstrated the Navy’s new Portable Mission Package Compute Environment (P-MPCE) to community leaders and elected officials on Monday, April 21.

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Alion Wins Navy Anti-sub Training Deal (AAC Subcontractor)   2008-10-01
Alion Science and Technology Inc. will provide laptop computer-based, integrated anti-submarine warfare training systems to the Navy under a five-year, $37.93 million contract.

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AAC Maryland Operations 2009 James S. Cogswell Award Recipient   2009-07-02
The Department of Defense Security Service has awarded Advanced Acoustic Concepts Columbia, Maryland Operations (MDO) the highest honor it can present to a government contractor, the 2009 James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Award.

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MSU Develops New Antenna To Aid Rural Emergency Workers   2010-06-03
BOZEMAN -- Emergency workers in rugged, rural areas may never lose a cell phone call again thanks to a new antenna developed by Montana State University researchers in collaboration with Advanced Acoustic Concepts, Inc.

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AAC is a technical leader in the fields of advanced sonar systems, training systems and knowledge management systems. AAC proudly leads a multi-community coalition that delivers modernization systems for the U.S. Navy through an open business, open systems technology insertion model. ~ Michael Carnovale, President & CEO - AAC