Goodrich's Contribution to UAVs Highlighted During AUVSI Conference

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- This week Goodrich Corporation (NYSE: GR) will be present in Washington D.C. at the world's largest unmanned systems exhibition -- the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) Unmanned Systems North America 2007 Conference and Exhibition.

Goodrich technologies have played a strong role in the development of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). Goodrich teams have worked with innovative companies such as General Atomics Aeronautical Systems on their Predator(R) B vehicle and with Northrop Grumman on their RQ-4 Global Hawk(R), X-47BUCAS and MQ-8 Fire Scout(R) aircraft since the inception of these platforms.

Goodrich has created a number of technologically-advanced products and systems to support these platforms. The innovations include highly accurate, reliable SmartPort(R) air data systems which provide all the air data information required by the vehicle while contributing to overall weight reduction by reducing discrete sensor installations. Other Goodrich products on board UAVs range from electric braking systems to starter-generators, ice detection systems, engine controls, ShortWave Infrared (SWIR) camera systems for daylight-to-starlight surveillance and the Goodrich DB-110 - a dual-band reconnaissance system.

According to Jerry Witowski, Segment President, Electronic Systems for Goodrich, "We are proud to be a part of these technological advances in the industry. Our teams will continue to be part of the evolution of these platforms as the industry advances toward the future with UAV technology."

Goodrich Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, is a global supplier of systems and services to aerospace, defense and homeland security markets. With one of the most strategically diversified portfolios of products in the industry, Goodrich serves a global customer base with significant worldwide manufacturing and service facilities. For more information visit

Goodrich Corporation operates through its divisions and as a parent company for its subsidiaries, one or more of which may be referred to as "Goodrich Corporation" in this press release.

Predator(R) is a trademark of General Atomics Corporation; Global Hawk(R) and Fire Scout(R) are trademarks of Northrop Grumman; and SmartPort(R) is a trademark of Goodrich Corporation.

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