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2009-01-27 09:28:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) has been awarded a $36 million contract to provide lightweight (LW) 30mm M789 High Explosive Dual Purpose (HEDP) tactical ammunition and M788 training ammunition to the United Kingdom's (UK) Ministry of Defence. Production and delivery will take place in fiscal year 2010. Both rounds support the UK's fleet of AH-64 Apache Helicopters. This award follows a recently completed contract to supply M789 rounds to...

2009-01-26 10:30:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has been awarded a $12 million contract from the U.S. government for production of the MK47 STRIKER40(R) Weapon System. "The MK47 is a lightweight grenade launcher capable of firing airbursting munitions. Integrating the latest sensing, targeting and computer-programming technology, the MK47 is a reliable, portable 40mm grenade weapon system...

2008-12-11 09:00:00

SAO PAULO, Brazil, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- TAM (NYSE: TAM, BOVESPA: TAMM4) announces operating data for November 2008, as disclosed by the Brazilian National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) today. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080221/SPTH002LOGO ) According to ANAC, TAM registered 3.4% growth in domestic RPK (demand) compared to the same period last year, and a 13.4% increase in domestic ASK (supply). In November, market demand decreased 1.0% and market...

2008-10-22 12:00:20

Russia announced a successful test launch of a nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missile Wednesday. Strategic Missile Forces said the RS-18, also known as the SS-19 Stiletto, lifted off from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan en route to an unspecified target. "The launch confirmed the decision to extend the service life of one of our most reliable missile complexes," the SMF said in a written statement. The RIA Novosti news agency said the Stiletto has been in service for...

2008-10-13 09:00:15

Russia test-fires missiles in large-scale drill MOSCOW, Oct. 12 (Xinhua) -- Russia on Sunday test-fired several types of missiles, including intercontinental ones, as part of a month-long war game, local media reported. President Dmitry Medvedev watched the launching of the RS-12M Topol intercontinental ballistic missile from the Plesetsk test ground, which hit a set target in Kamchatka of Russia's Far East. The nuclear-powered missile submarine Zelenograd of the Pacific Fleet fired...

2008-10-04 00:00:13

By Staff Report Here is a status report on the tree debris removal for Centerville and Washington Twp. residents: Centerville Centerville public works crews will be assisting city property owners over the next several weeks with the removal of tree limbs and other treerelated debris from the Sept. 14 windstorm. Property owners are asked to take all tree-related debris to the curb. Do not place any debris in the roadway or block the sidewalk. Cutting and bundling is not required...

2008-08-29 18:00:23

By TERESA STEPZINSKI BRUNSWICK - Tropical Storm Fay is gone, but marine trash including plastic bottles, light bulbs and broken chunks of plastic foam remain in her wake, trashing the area's marshes. Wrack, which is dead marine and marsh vegetation, occurs naturally, but the storm blew man-made trash into the mix and left it packed against the shoreline, said Spud Woodward, Georgia Department of Natural Resources assistant director for marine fisheries. "Wrack is Mother Nature's...

2008-08-29 15:00:44

20 confirmed dead in south China chemical plant blast YIZHOU, Guangxi, Aug. 27 (Xinhua) -- Twenty people were confirmed dead from Tuesday's explosion at a chemical plant in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, rescue headquarters said on Wednesday. At 4:30 p.m., rescuers found the last two bodies of the 20 listed missing after the explosion. All were plant employees in Yizhou City. Around 470 special rescue personnel left the scene after the rescue operation ended. All the...

2008-08-10 21:00:27

REDLANDS - Two teens were charged Thursday night in a racially motivated assault after a stabbing victim showed up at a hospital emergency room. The boys, ages 16 and 17, were first arrested for stealing vodka from the Von's grocery store in the 500 block of Orange Street after a store employee reported suspicious activity at about 11:15 p.m. Thursday. Responding officers spotted the teens running south on Sixth Street near Colton Avenue, said city spokesman Carl Baker. While police...

2008-08-09 03:00:22

By Anonymous WHILE THE PLATINUM mining industry continues to enjoy a boom phase, mines in the water-scarce Eastern Limb face a challenge in water management never before experienced in mining in South Africa. The Eastern Limb is in a region that incorporates Polokwane and Burgersfort, where some 12 mining operations are producing platinum for the world market. According to Peter Shepherd, principal hydrologist and a partner with SRK Consulting, mines in the Eastern Limb aim to produce 1...


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2010-09-29 16:59:34

Dynamite, invented by Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel in 1867, is an explosive that harnesses the potential of nitroglycerin to explode. Normally it is sold in an 8 inch long stick and weighs about .6 pounds although other sizes do exist. TNT is usually the standard by which explosive power is gauged; however, dynamite actually has more than 60% greater energy density than TNT. Nitroglycerin dissolved in nitrocellulose and a small amount of ketone can form another type of dynamite. This type...

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