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Raytheon Selects ATK For Stunner Interceptor Booster Motor Development

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by Staff Writers
Tucson AZ (SPX) Nov 10, 2006
Raytheon has selected Alliant Techsystems to develop the booster motor for the flexible, affordable and lethal Stunner Interceptor, an element of the Short Range Missile Defense (SRMD) program.

"ATK Tactical Systems' composite booster motor solution for the Stunner Interceptor supports our strategy of disruptive innovation in the terminal missile defense mission area," said Michael Booen, Raytheon vice president of Advanced Missile Defense and Directed Energy Weapons programs.

"Israel and the U.S. have a critical and immediate need for an affordable, highly effective short-range missile defense capability," said Jim Condon, vice president and general manager, ATK Tactical Systems Division. "We look forward to working with Raytheon and Rafael to develop the booster motor for the Stunner Interceptor."

Raytheon Company and Rafael Armament Development Authority were selected in May by the U.S. Missile Defense Agency and Israel Missile Defense Organization to develop the Stunner Interceptor under the U. S-Israel SRMD program. The joint program aims to develop a common interceptor solution to defeat the proliferating threat of short-range ballistic missiles and rockets. Such threats are cheap, plentiful, easily concealed and largely exempt from international arms control accords.

ATK will perform work on the Stunner Interceptor booster motor at facilities in Rocket City, W.Va., and Iuka, Miss.

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