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ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL, HONEYWELL TEAM TO PURSUE MINUTEMAN III GUIDANCE REPLACEMENT PROGRAM

 ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL, HONEYWELL TEAM TO PURSUE
 MINUTEMAN III GUIDANCE REPLACEMENT PROGRAM
 ANAHEIM, Calif., May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Rockwell International Corp.'s (NYSE: ROK) Autonetics Strategic Systems Division of Anaheim, and Honeywell's (NYSE: HON) Space and Strategic Systems Operations of Clearwater, Fla., have teamed up to pursue the Minuteman III Guidance Replacement Program (GRP).
 Rockwell is the team leader, and Honeywell is the principal team member. The teaming arrangement continues an existing relationship established during the Peacekeeper and Small ICBM programs. It brings together complementary capabilities of two of the nation's most experienced suppliers of international ballistic missile (ICBM) guidance systems, electronics and components.
 The program objective is to extend the life of Minuteman III beyond the year 2020 by providing highly maintainable, cost-effective replacement electronics for the aging NS-20 guidance set.
 The Minuteman III Guidance Replacement Program and other measures to extend the service life of the system are planned by the Department of Defense to help compensate for dramatic reductions in the nation's ICBM force, which were announced by President Bush in September 1991 and January 1992. Minuteman III has been designated as the "backbone" of the U.S. ICBM fleet.
 Rockwell has been the Air Force's ICBM guidance and control system integrator for all three generations of the Minuteman missile, and for the Peacekeeper and Small ICBM programs. In that role, the company has provided missile guidance computers, electronics, software and support equipment. Rockwell is currently producing Peacekeeper guidance systems and providing engineering support to the Air Force for both Minuteman III and Peacekeeper guidance systems.
 Honeywell has developed and produced inertial instruments and computer memories deployed on both Air Force and Navy ballistic missile programs. Honeywell also has a primary role in the development of the Advanced Inertial Measurement System for future application to Minuteman III.
 Rockwell and Honeywell bring a combined total of more than 70 years of guidance system and electronics expertise to the Minuteman III Guidance Replacement Program. Their complementary capabilities will provide the Air Force with the opportunity to maintain a significant technology base well beyond the turn of the century.
 The U.S. Air Force Ballistic Missile Organization at Norton Air Force Base in San Bernardino, Calif., will manage the Minuteman III Guidance Replacement Program.
 Rockwell International is a multi-industry company applying advanced technology to a wide range of products in its electronics, aerospace, automotive and general industries businesses.
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