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Ceradyne Gets Ceramic Body Armor Order

Maker of ceramic parts and products for defense applications received a $41.1 million order from the Army for ceramic body armor.

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) -- Ceradyne Inc. said Tuesday it received a $41.1 million order from the Army for ceramic body armor.
 
The company, which makes ceramic parts and products for defense applications, will be responsible for supplying enhanced side ballistic inserts to the Army's Aberdeen Proving Ground site in Maryland.
 
David P. Reed, president of North American operations, said in a statement that Ceradyne anticipates more Army orders in the second quarter based on some nonbinding talks.
 
The inserts are scheduled to be delivered between June and September.
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