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2012-09-09 23:03:01

Hi-Shear Technology pyrotechnic devices contributed to the successful Mars landing of NASA´s Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) “Curiosity” rover on August 5, 2012 at 10:31 pm (PDT). (PRWEB) September 08, 2012 Hi-Shear Technology Corporation (Hi-Shear), a subsidiary of the Chemring Group PLC ("Chemring"), announced that it was a contributor to the successful landing of the NASA Mars Science Laboratory´s Curiosity rover on Mars, August 5, 2012. Hi-Shear supplied over 200...

2011-04-05 07:00:00

MINNEAPOLIS, April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ATK (NYSE: ATK) was awarded a $35.8 million contract for the Engineering & Manufacturing Development (EMD) phase of the Hard Target Void Sensing Fuze (HTVSF) program. The 37-month EMD contract begins in March 2011 and will allow ATK to further refine the HTVSF design and perform all qualification testing necessary to move into production. The program is a joint effort between the United States Air Force, the United States Navy, and ATK....

2009-11-06 16:28:00

Allegedly Used Non-Conforming Component in Military's Bunker Buster Bombs WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States has filed a lawsuit against Kaman Dayron Inc., alleging that the Orlando, Fla., defense contractor violated the False Claims Act by knowingly substituting non-conforming parts in fuzes (sophisticated ignition devices incorporating mechanical and/or electronic components) supplied to the military for use in "bunker buster" bombs, the Justice Department...

2005-07-21 17:39:41

By Mark Trevelyan, Security Correspondent LONDON (Reuters) - Poor construction, careless transportation or use of explosives that were past their 'shelf life' could explain why four bombs failed to explode properly on London's transport network on Thursday, experts said. The devices triggered only small blasts on three underground trains and a bus in what appeared to be a failed attempt at a carbon-copy of attacks, blamed on al Qaeda-style Islamist militants, that killed 56 people on July...

Word of the Day
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'