UTC Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), announced today that it has entered into a memorandum of agreement with Ophir Corporation to develop and commercialize Ophir's laser air data system. The companies will collaborate in technology and product development for entry into commercial service in as few as five years.

Ophir Corporation’s Optical Air Data System has been selected for demonstration on an Embraer E170 business jet as part of the Boeing ecoDemonstrator Program to occur in October 2016.

Ophir Corporation wins a NASA Phase II Enhancement SBIR contract for flight testing a forward-looking, laser radar to detect turbulence and measure air data.

Ophir Corporation successfully demonstrated its Optical Air Data System in the NASA Glenn Icing Research Tunnel with wind speed from 50 to 300 knots, temperature ranging from 0 to -35 C and icing conditions from 0 to 2.9 g/m3.

Ophir Corporation wins NASA contract for development and flight demonstration of a laser radar that provides turbulence and wind hazard detection while also providing air data measurement.

Ophir Corporation received certification for ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100C in accordance with AS9104A.

Ophir Corporation is pleased to announce an award from the Defense Logistics Agency for the production of Optical Assemblies in support of the B-2 Bomber program.

Ophir Corporation is growing by increasing its staff and reports the completion of a strategic facility expansion.