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GENCORP AEROJET RECOGNIZES LUCAS AEROSPACE FOR EXPENDABLE LAUNCH VEHICLE PROGRAM CONTRIBUTION

 GENCORP AEROJET RECOGNIZES LUCAS AEROSPACE
 FOR EXPENDABLE LAUNCH VEHICLE PROGRAM CONTRIBUTION
 SINGAPORE, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- GenCorp Aerojet, Sacramento, Calif., has awarded Lucas Western Inc. Applied Technology, City of Industry, Calif., its Outstanding Achievement Award for outstanding performance of Lucas' first and second stage turbopump gearboxes on the expendable launch vehicle program.
 The gearboxes are used to pump oxidizer and fuel at high speed, which creates the ignition and thus the thrust to lift payload into space. Lucas Western has been a supplier of the first and second stage turbopump gearboxes to Aerojet for more than 20 years.
 The expendable launch vehicle program was mothballed and replaced by the spaceshuttle in the early 1980s. However, it was recognized that the shuttle could not support all necessary deployments and, therefore, the expendable launch vehicle program was reinstated in early 1986. The reinstatement of the program required endless hours of research and dedication both at Lucas Western and Aerojet to reinstate processing methods at manufacturers and in-house.
 The Outstanding Achievement Award is not new to Lucas Western. In May of 1988, prior to contract completion, Applied Technology was awarded the same honor. Applied Technology is and will continue to be a team member and long-term supplier of first and second stage turbopump gearboxes for the expendable launch vehicle program.
 Lucas Western Applied Technology is part of the international group of companies that comprise the Lucas Aerospace Flight Control and Actuation Division, which, in addition to its gearbox capabilities, designs, develops and manufactures primary and secondary actuation systems. Special purpose actuation systems, servo-controls, rescue hoists, winches and hydraulic systems.
 Lucas Aerospace is a leading supplier of aerospace systems and equipment with sales of $1.3 billion (750 million pounds Sterling) and operating facilities across Europe, North America and Asia- Pacific, as well as associated companies, joint ventures, marketing and customer support facilities around the world. The company is a subsidiary of Lucas Industries plc. -- an international organization serving the aerospace, automotive and other selected markets, with sales of $4 billion (2.4 billion pounds Sterling).
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 /CONTACT: Renate Myles, manager, marketing communications, or Michael Aplin, press and public relations, Lucas Aerospace, at Asian Aerospace '92, Chalet B5/6, 011-65-545-6134/ CO: GenCorp Aerojet; Lucas Western Inc. Applied Technology ST: IN: ARO SU:


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