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Battelle Supports Successful Missile Defense Teset

Posted on Jun 9, 2009

KAUAI, HI. 9 June, 2009—Innovations from Battelle supported a successful test of an element of the United States Ballistic Missile Defense System recently.

Battelle provided intercept detection instrumentation for the target missile that Lockheed Martin provided under the Targets and Countermeasures Prime Contract for the Missile Defense Agency.   As a subcontractor to Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, Battelle developed and manufactured the instrumentation at its Huntsville, Ala., site.

The instrumentation was used in a test of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system at the Pacific Missile Range Facility off the island of Kauai in Hawaii.  The Department of Defense's Missile Defense Agency and U.S. Army soldiers from the 6th Air Defense Artillery Brigade completed a successful intercept of the ballistic missile target during the test.

“Successful tests like these are critical to demonstrating the readiness of the Ballistic Missile Defense System,” said Bobby Evars, Manager of Battelle’s Huntsville Operations.  “The technical performance and reliability of our instrumentation play a role in that success and we are proud and honored to be able to contribute.”

About Battelle

As the world’s largest independent research and development organization, Battelle provides innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing needs through its four global businesses:  Laboratory Management; National Security; Health and Life Sciences; and Energy, Environment and Material Sciences. It advances scientific discovery and application by conducting $6.2 billion in global R&D annually through contract research, laboratory management and technology commercialization. 

Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Battelle oversees 22,000 employees in more than 130 locations worldwide, including eight national laboratories for which Battelle has a significant management role on behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the United Kingdom.

Battelle also is one of the nation’s leading charitable trusts focusing on societal and economic impact and actively supporting and promoting science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education.

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