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LUCAS MISSILE FIN ACTUATION TESTS SUCCESSFULLY ON ERINT-1

 LUCAS MISSILE FIN ACTUATION TESTS SUCCESSFULLY ON ERINT-1
 FARNBOROUGH, England, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The Strategic Defense Initiative Organization and the U.S. Army Strategic Defense Command conducted two successful test firings of an experimental theater missile defense interceptor at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., in late June and August.
 The Extended Range Interceptor (ERINT) is a small, lightweight, guided hit-to-kill missile. This first flight test was successful in demonstrating, among other systems, the fin control actuation system. The fin control system is designed, developed, tested and produced in Lucas Aerospace's Aurora, Ohio, power equipment facility and is provided to LTV Aerospace & Defense Co., Missiles Division, in Dallas.
 The ERINT missile is a candidate for integration into the Patriot air defense system to provide enhanced lethality and firepower against emerging tactical/theater missile threats.
 Lucas' years of electromechanical fin control design experience, along with its on-going component technology development and testing capabilities for fin control systems, allowed Lucas to be the supplier of choich for the ERINT program. Lucas Aerospace currently supplies advanced fin actuation systems and equipment for programs such as Tomahawk, JSOW, Harpoon/SLAM, HARM and AMRAAM.
 Lucas Aerospace Power Equipment is part of the international group of businesses that comprise the Aircraft Systems Division, which, in addition to its missile actuation capabilities, designs, develops and manufactures equipment and systems for ice protection, missile casings, electric generators, cockpit and cabin windows and cargo handling systems.
 Lucas Aerospace is a leading supplier of aerospace systems and equipment with sales of $1.3 billion and operating facilities across Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific, as well as associated companies, joint ventures, marketing and customer support facilities around the wr selected markets, with sales of $4 billion.
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