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Pacific Scientific Energetic Materials Company Receives Initial Contract Funding in the Amount of $60 Million From Lockheed

  Pacific Scientific Energetic Materials Company Receives Initial Contract
  Funding in the Amount of $60 Million From Lockheed Martin

Business Wire

HOLLISTER, Calif. -- February 5, 2013

Pacific Scientific Energetic Materials Company (PSEMC), a premier supplier of
energetic mission critical solutions, will begin another production lot of
Laser Initiated Ordnance Systems (LIOS) for the Terminal High Altitude Area
Defense (THAAD) weapon system program. The THAAD system is designed to defend
U.S. and allied soldiers, military assets, and metropolitan areas from
ballistic missile attack. The PSEMC LIOS provides the THAAD missile with an
innovative solution for electronically sequencing ordnance events using laser
light technology to initiate the explosive charges. PSEMC’s LIOS also
functions to terminate flight in the unlikely event of errant trajectory
during missile powered flight.

“LIOS supports critical THAAD missile flight events reliably and safely,” said
Scott Sypek, General Manager of California Operations at Pacific Scientific
Energetic Materials Company. “When the launch command is received, LIOS severs
the missile from its launch canister, ignites the missile’s boost motor and
later separates the kill vehicle from the spent booster. Our reliable laser
initiation system has performed flawlessly in every mission to date.”

Lockheed Martin, the THAAD prime contractor and systems integrator, also
awarded Pacific Scientific Energetic Materials Company $15 million in initial
contract funding for the Thermally Initiated Venting System (TIVS) – a safety
feature that ensures missiles do not become propulsive or present a threat to
support crews in the event of a ground fire.

Pacific Scientific Energetic Materials Company has been developing and
producing missile components for over 50 years, and has delivered over 100
LIOS ship-sets to date. The assembly, integration and testing of LIOS takes
place at both the PSEMC Hollister, California and Chandler, Arizona facility.

About Pacific Scientific Energetic Materials Company LLC (PSEMC):

PSEMC is the industry leader in the design, development, and production of
ordnance, electronics, laser, pyrotechnic, and vehicle arresting components
and systems for the defense, aerospace, and commercial markets. We are
dedicated to providing the highest quality and most reliable products and
services worldwide. www.psemc.com

Contact:

PSEMC
John Davis, 831-630-5306
jldavis@psemc.com
Karyn Woods, 831-630-5479
kwoods@psemc.com
 
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