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2009-04-22 11:39:00

TSX-V: ACT - U.S. Federal Regulator approves ActiveMine's wireless Wi-Fi phones - MSHA approval process now concluded - all underground coal mine installations can proceed TORONTO, April 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Active Control Technology Inc. (TSX-V:ACT) announced today that the U.S. Federal Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has fully approved ActiveMine(TM), the premier wireless voice communications and locating system for mines. MSHA today approved...

2009-04-21 12:00:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The U.S. Army Joint Munitions and Lethality Contracting Center awarded General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products a multi-year contract for the Load, Assemble and Pack of the M231 and M232A1 Modular Artillery Charge System (MACS). The value of the order is approximately $35 million, with deliveries beginning this fall. General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products is a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD). The MACS...

2009-04-16 04:00:00

Safety and productivity benefits cited by new customer in purchase decision TSX-V: ACT TORONTO, April 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Active Control Technology Inc. (TSX-V:ACT) today announced that a leading coal mining company has selected ActiveMine(TM) for the first of two underground coal mines in Kentucky. The first system is scheduled to be installed in May 2009 with the second installation slated for later this year which would represent a combined total of 53 ActiveMine...

2009-03-23 15:32:00

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., March 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), announced today that they have successfully fielded the Expeditionary Fire Support System (EFSS) with the United States Marine Corps (USMC) Bravo Battery, 1st Battalion, 10th Marine Artillery Regiment located at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. As the third leg of the USMC's triad of land-based fire support for expeditionary operations, EFSS is...

2009-02-18 14:00:00

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Feb. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems announced today that its Scranton, Penn., operation has produced the 25 millionth metal projectile body to be manufactured since the plant opened in 1963. The projectile bodies are components of large-caliber ammunition that is used by the U.S. military and allies around the world. The Scranton facility, the premier manufacturer of projectile metal parts bodies in the world, began its operations as...

2009-02-18 09:00:00

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Feb. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The U.S. Army Field Support Command at Rock Island, Ill., has awarded General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), two modifications totaling $20.4 million to an existing contract for the demilitarization of obsolete and excess ammunition. These awards bring the total contract value to date to $171 million. General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems currently oversees the resource...

2009-02-02 11:31:00

DALLAS, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has received contracts totaling $603 million from the U.S. Army Aviation & Missile Command for the Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) and the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS), both combat proven and highly successful in the current Global War on Terror. Work on the contracts will be performed at the company's facilities in Camden, AR, and Grand Prairie, TX, with the last contract scheduled for...

2008-12-16 14:30:00

BOTHELL, Wash., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems announced today that it has successfully demonstrated the ability to maneuver and guide 81mm air-dropped mortars to a stationary ground target after release from an aircraft. The guide-to-target flight tests verified the ability of the novel General Dynamics guidance system to provide a precision strike capability utilizing low-cost mortars. These test results build on previous pre-programmed maneuver...

2008-12-10 16:40:00

      HONOLULU, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The United States Supreme Court ruled "the Navy and its leaders -- not federal judges -- should determine how best to defend our nation," Robert H. Thomas and Mark M. Murakami of the Hawaii law firm of Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert wrote in a recent commentary.   Thomas and Murakami had filed an amicus brief in Winter v. Natural Resources Defense Council on behalf of nine retired Navy admirals, the Navy League of the United...

2008-12-02 08:30:00

VANCOUVER, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - In the context of HudBay Minerals Inc.'s (TSX-HBM) pending business combination with Lundin Mining Corporation (TSX-LUN) and the subsequently announced alternative breakup bid by Jaguar Financial Corp (TSX-JFC), Callinan Mines (TSX.V-CAA) will take all necessary actions to defend and preserve its interest in the Callinan and 777 Mines and the potential damages which may be awarded in Callinan's court action against HudBay Minerals Inc. ("HudBay")....


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  • A spider.
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