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Australia celebrates production of 1000th Nulka missile decoy

10-21-2010 13:37 BJT

CANBERRA, Oct. 20 (Xinhua) -- Australian defense company BAE Systems on Wednesday night celebrated production of 1000th Nulka missile decoy.

According to Australia Associated Press, the missile is an unusual hovering rocket, launched from a warship and equipped with electronics to lure away hostile sea-skimming anti-ship missiles.

The production of 1000th Nulka has been marked by a celebration at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra on Wednesday night.

According to BAE Systems Australia Chief Executive Jim McDowell, Nulka was a truly impressive piece of engineering and revolutionary when it first appeared.

The hovering rocket technology was developed by the Defense Science and Technology Organization (DSTO), and manufactured by BAE Systems Australia.

Nulka missile decoy is Australia's largest regular defense export program. The total Nulka program value is worth more than 900 million dollars (891 million U.S. dollars).

Under the latest 40 million dollars (39.6 million U.S. dollars) contract, BAE Systems Australia will produce additional rounds for use by the Australian, United States and Canadian navies.

Editor:Jin Lin |Source: Xinhua

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