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SIX MLRS LAUNCHERS ARRIVE IN TURKEY

 SIX MLRS LAUNCHERS ARRIVE IN TURKEY
 DALLAS, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The Turkish army has taken delivery


of six additional M270 launchers for the Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) which played an important role in the success of Operation Desert Storm.
 The six launchers are a part of a $21 million Foreign Military Sales contract awarded to the Missiles Division of LTV Aerospace and Defense. The contract also includes 2,124 tactical rockets, 144 practice rockets and 12 trainer pods that simulate firings. The new delivery brings the Turkish army's total complement of MLRS launchers to 12.
 MLRS, which earned the reputation as the most devastating artillery system in Desert Storm, is a highly automated, mobile rocket system. A crew of three can accurately shoot a complete rocket load, quickly reload and fire again.
 A full load of 12 rockets can cover 30 to 60 acres with nearly 8,000 grenade-like submunitions, delivering more than two tons of destructive firepower on target in less than a minute.
 MLRS also is being fielded by the armies of the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Bahrain and Japan, as well as the U.S. Army and Army National Guard. In addition, the U.S. Marine Corps is planning to augment its artillery capability with MLRS.
 Both the rockets and the M270 launchers that comprise the MLRS are produced at the Missiles Division's highly-automated Camden, Ark. manufacturing complex.
 LTV Aerospace and Defense manufactures missile, rocket and space systems, military vehicles and subassemblies for military and commercial aircraft. The 17th largest defense contractor in the United States, it is a subsidiary of The LTV Corporation (NYSE: QLTV), a Dallas-based diversified manufacturing company also involved in steel and energy products.
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 /CONTACT: Mike Drake of LTV Aerospace and Defense, 214-266-1801/
 (LTV) CO: LTV Corporation ST: Texas IN: ARO SU: CON


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