Farmingdale, NY, February 2006 -- American Aerospace Controls (AAC), a leading manufacturer of AC and DC current, voltage, power, and frequency transducers, recently received recognition from Lockheed Martin Corporation commemorating AAC's 14 years of commitment to the success of the Titan Program, one of the nation's largest and most important space launch systems. AAC provided the program with transducers that helped monitor current at different points in the rockets during take off and flight, and provide immediate feedback to flight operators and program administrators.
"Lockheed Martin is very proud to have achieved mission success for its final two Titan IV flights in 2005," said Ben Dusenbery, Lockheed Martin Titan program director. "Titan space launch systems are renowned for the state-of-the-art electronic components that are incorporated into the system, and we thank AAC for their support of the program throughout the years."
Ruth Roberts Gitlin, president of AAC noted, "To have been a part of this historic program for over fourteen years is quite an honor for us. We are committed to helping our country advance our space exploration capabilities by providing reliable, proven components that can be used in these extreme environments."
The US Air Force/Lockheed Martin (LMT:NYSE) Titan Program was started in the 1950s to develop a two-stage intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that could be segmented for transport and allow the second-stage engine to operate at high altitudes, where the power output of the system could be greatly increased. Over the past five decades, the Titan has evolved into one of the most relied-upon space launch vehicles, enabling access to the nation's largest and most important space systems. The last Titan rocket was launched in October 19, 2005 from Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA, bringing this groundbreaking space launch program to an end.
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