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20 January 2006 Military News

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  • DoD News: Contracts 20 Jan 2006
  • MOWAG to Reconfigure 16 PIRANHA II 8x8 Combat Vehicles for Swiss Army General Dynamics 20 Jan 2006 -- On 21 December 2005, the Kreuzlingen-based armored vehicle technology enterprise MOWAG GmbH received an order from “armasuisse,” the procurement agency of the Swiss Army, to reconfigure 16 PIRANHA II 8x8 “Pal Pz 93” armoured personnel carrier (APC) variants to the “Kdo Pz 93+” command vehicle (CV) configuration.
  • ATK and KEI Missile Defense Team Successfully Test Fire Second-stage Rocket Motor ATK 20 Jan 2006 -- Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) completed a successful test firing earlier today of a second-stage rocket motor for the U.S. Missile Defense Agency’s (MDA) Kinetic Energy Interceptor (KEI). This is the first in a series of static motor firings leading up to the program’s first booster flight in 2008. Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) is leading the industry team charged with developing and testing a KEI capability under contract to MDA. Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) is responsible for developing and integrating the KEI system’s interceptor.
  • Kinetic Energy Interceptor Missile Defense Team Successfully Performs Static Test-Fire of Stage 2 Rocket Motor Northrop Grumman 20 Jan 2006 -- The Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) and Raytheon Company (NYSE:RTN) team for the U.S. Missile Defense Agency's (MDA) Kinetic Energy Interceptor (KEI) program successfully completed the first in a series of static test firings of the missile's second-stage rocket motor on Jan. 17 at teammate Alliant Techsystem's (NYSE:ATK) facility in Elkton, Md. The event marked a critical knowledge point for the program that will lead up to the program's first booster flight test in 2008.

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