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2011-08-03 13:06:53

In the first nationwide study of stray-bullet shootings, Garen Wintemute, professor of emergency medicine and director of the Violence Prevention Research Program at UC Davis School of Medicine and Medical Center, quantifies mortality and injury among victims of these unexpected events. His research is published as a letter in the August 3 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. "Stray-bullet shootings create fear and insecurity in many communities," said Wintemute. "People...

2011-07-26 08:00:00

SALT LAKE CITY, July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ATK (NYSE: ATK) has received a $48 million major subcontractor award from Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE: ORB) to provide commercial solid rocket motors for the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile (IRBM) target rocket program. With follow-on options ATK believes the contract has a potential value of up to $90 million. Orbital is the prime contractor for the IRBM program. ATK's contract includes an initial...

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2011-07-20 10:50:00

Researchers studying the effects of wearing heavy battle armor found that France may have lost the Battle of Agincourt because their soldiers' armor was so heavy it left them breathless and slow-moving. A new study, published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B, shows that soldiers carrying armor in Medieval times would have been using more than double the amount of energy had they not been wearing it. This new study is the first experimental evidence of the drawbacks and limitations...

2011-06-09 00:00:29

Business Development Executive John Cronin Brings a Depth of Body Armor Manufacturing and International Commercialization Expertise to Armor Testing Laboratory Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) June 07, 2011 H.P. White Laboratory, Inc. announces the addition of John Cronin to its management team; Cronin is now responsible for global Business Development for the world's largest independent test laboratory of personal and vehicular armor. Cronin will lead efforts for developing and launching new business...

2011-01-11 13:54:23

Multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) provides an efficient, effective way to analyze wounds from bullets and explosive devices, according to a study published online and in the March issue of Radiology. "The information provided by MDCT has the potential to improve patient care and aid in both military and civilian forensic investigations," said the study's lead author, Les R. Folio, D.O., M.P.H., from the Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, Md. U.S. troops stationed in Iraq and...

2011-01-04 07:30:00

TRUMBULL, Conn., Jan. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Under a contract awarded by the United States Army, M Cubed Technologies, Inc. will develop advanced armor to protect Army vehicles and U.S. service personnel from increasingly lethal enemy ballistic threats. The contract was part of the U.S. Army's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. "We are excited to have the opportunity to apply M Cubed's innovative technology to this critical mission," said Randall D. Price, Sr., CEO...

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2010-12-11 07:20:00

The United States Navy proved in a record-setting test on Friday in Dahlgren, Virginia that its dream weapon -- the rail gun -- is the real deal and unlike any other weapon ever used in warfare. Rather than relying on an explosion to fire a projectile, the technology uses electromagnetic current to accelerate a non-explosive bullet at several times faster than the speed of sound. The conductive bullet zips along a set of electrically charged parallel rails and out of the barrel at speeds up...

2010-11-08 13:53:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Riki Ellison, Chairman and Founder of the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance (MDAA), www.missiledefenseadvocacy.org, has analyzed the recent mid term elections last week in terms of what it will mean for the missile defense program going forward. Ellison is one of the top lay experts in the field of missile defense in the world. His comments are outlined below: "This past Tuesday, the American public changed the makeup of the House of...

2010-10-12 07:00:00

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Point Blank Solutions, Inc. (Pink Sheets: PBSOQ), a leader in the field of protective body armor solutions, today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, PACA Body Armor ("PACA") has been awarded a contract with the City of Columbus, Ohio, Division of Fire valued at approximately $250,000. The competitive solicitation was based on PACA's NATO style tactical carrier design constructed of abrasion resistant, Cordura outer shell materials...


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