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Aerojet To Build THAAD Boost Motors

The THAAD missile (pictured) uses hit-to-kill technology to destroy short, medium and intermediate range ballistic missiles that can carry weapons of mass destruction. THAAD can accept cues from the sea-based Aegis system, satellites and other external sensors to further extend the battle space and defended area coverage.
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Rancho Cordova CA (UPI) Mar 08, 2007
The Aerojet aerospace company in California is about to commence the building of boost motors for the U.S. Missile Defense Agency's Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system, or THAAD, the Sacramento Business Journal reported Monday. The work will be carried out as part of a contract with Lockheed Martin, the prime contractor for the project the newspaper said. Aerojet is a division of GenCorp Inc., and is located in Rancho Cordova, Calif.

The contract "marks the beginning of THAAD production in Sacramento and will provide production through at least 2009," Charlie Meraz, Aerojet's THAAD program manager told the Sacramento Business Journal. "We look forward to providing this unique missile defense capability in support of the nation and its allies," he said.

Source: United Press International

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London (AFP) March 07, 2007
The head of the United States Missile Defence Agency moved to reassure Russia Wednesday over a planned missile defence system, parts of which could be sited in eastern Europe. Russia has reacted angrily to a US announcement in January that Washington had started talks with Poland and the Czech Republic on installing a radar and 10 missile interceptors. But Lieutenant General Trey Obering told the Financial Times that Russia had no cause for alarm.

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