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Aerojet Rocketdyne's exoatmospheric kill vehicle succeeds in interceptor test

24 June 2014

Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, said that its liquid divert and attitude control system on the Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle has performed its mission-critical role in the latest flight intercept test of the Missile Defense Agency´s ground-based midcourse defense program.

The vital GMD program currently is the United States´ only defense against long-range ballistic missile attacks.

In the test, a Boeing (NYSE: BA)-developed interceptor, carrying the Raytheon (NYSE: RTN)-built EKV, was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., following the launch of a target missile from Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands. The Aerojet Rocketdyne DACS successfully maneuvered the EKV to the appropriate altitude and closing velocity required for destruction of the incoming target.

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. Additional information can be obtained by visiting the companies´ websites at and


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