MARTIN MARIETTA ELECTRONICS & MISSILES has become the first US aerospace contractor to become registered by a non-US organisation under the international quality standard ISO 9000. The British Standards Institution (BSI) awarded the registration to the company on 1 February. The ISO 9000 is fast becoming an essential qualification in international trade. Martin Marietta is part of an international team offering the McDonnell Douglas Apache for a British Army attack-helicopter requirement. The company's Electronic and Missiles division would build the night-navigation and targeting system, the Hellfire missile and a fire-control radar, if successful.

Source: Flight International