NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y., April 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AMPAC-ISP CORP.,
American Pacific Corporation's (Nasdaq: APFC) wholly-owned in-space propulsion
subsidiary (AMPAC-ISP or ISP), has been awarded a contract to develop a liquid
divert and attitude control system (DACS) for the Ballistic Missile Defense
System. The work will be performed at AMPAC-ISP's Niagara Falls, New York
facility, and will apply proven component and subsystem design to develop a
modular and scalable DACS. The program will leverage ISP's design for
manufacturing experience to develop a low cost, low risk propulsion system for
interceptor kill vehicles. The cost-plus-fixed-fee contract, of approximately
$15 million, will culminate in the delivery of a qualification unit and two
flight test units in September 2010. AMPAC-ISP is teamed with Moog Inc. Space
and Defense Group, East Aurora, New York, who will provide subsystem design
and component support. This contract is one of the largest issued to a
Western New York company in 2007 and will be supported by more than one
hundred technical professionals at ISP and Moog. "We look forward to
supporting the goals of the Missile Defense Agency through the important
technology that will be developed on this program, and are proud to be a
contributor to the national Ballistic Missile Defense System," said Robert
Huebner, Vice President, AMPAC-ISP. "Our design-to-cost methodology and
advanced technology development experience has produced high performance
engines for satellite propulsion, and we will bring this same low cost
development approach to the MDA kill vehicle work."
"Once again a Western New York company has demonstrated it can compete
with any company in the world," said Representative Thomas M. Reynolds. "The
research and development taking place at AMPAC-ISP is critical to the United
States' national security. This contract means Western New York will be on
the frontline of protecting America, and means new jobs here at home."
ABOUT AMPAC-ISP CORP.
AMPAC-ISP Corp. is a leader in the development and manufacturing of liquid
rocket engines, tanks and propulsion systems for launch vehicles, commercial
and defense satellites, deep space exploration, and missile defense.
AMPAC-ISP, with facilities in Niagara Falls, New York and Westcott, United
Kingdom, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of American Pacific Corporation.
Additional information about AMPAC-ISP Corp. can be obtained by visiting their
web site at http://www.ampacisp.com.
ABOUT AMERICAN PACIFIC CORPORATION
American Pacific Corporation ("AMPAC") is a leading manufacturer of
specialty and fine chemicals within its focused markets, as well as propulsion
products sold to defense, aerospace and pharmaceutical end markets. AMPAC's
products provide access to, and movement in, space via solid fuel and
propulsion thrusters and represent the registered or active pharmaceutical
ingredient in drug applications such as HIV, epilepsy and cancer. AMPAC also
produces specialty chemicals utilized in various applications such as fire
extinguishing systems, as well as manufacture water treatment equipment.
AMPAC's products are designed to meet customer specifications and often must
meet certain governmental and regulatory approvals. Additional information
about AMPAC can be obtained by visiting the Company's web site at
SOURCE American Pacific Corporation
Director, Business Development of American
Web site: http://www.apfc.com