Friday, October 17, 2008

Kennametal gets $1.6M grant for armor development

Specialty toolmaker Kennametal Inc. of Unity received a $1.6 million federal grant from the Defense Department Thursday for research and development on a state-of-the art medium-caliber tungsten ballistic that will penetrate armor. Kennametal will do the research and development at its technology center in Unity, while the tungsten penetrator will be manufactured at the company's Irwin plant.

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