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Aerojet Rocketdyne systems contribute to Aegis Ashore launch

27 May 2014

GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company Aerojet Rocketdyne said its propulsion systems have contributed to the intercept of a virtual target during the first test of Raytheon´s Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IB guided missile from the Aegis Ashore weapon system.

The test was conducted at the Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii, to demonstrate the safe launch and fly-out capability of the SM-3 Block IB guided missile. The land-based system uses the same SM-3 missile deployed on Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense cruisers and destroyers TODAY, defending against short-to-intermediate range ballistic missile threats in the mid-course phase of flight.

Aerojet Rocketdyne is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader providing propulsion and energetics to the space, missile defense and strategic systems, tactical systems and armaments areas, in support of domestic and international markets. GenCorp is a diversified company that provides innovative solutions that create value for its customers in the aerospace and defense, and real estate markets. Visit the companies´ websites at and


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