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Nachdem wider Erwarten Alliant Techsystems nicht an dem Widerstand bei 100$ abgeprallt ist (grrrr), sondern ihn nachhaltig durchstoßen hat, kann man sich langsam Gedanken machen, welche Unternehmen aus der Branche man jetzt beobachten könnte.

Ich bin da auf die Aktie von Boeing gestoßen, die bei 50$
einen Widerstand hat. Man kann ja mal schaun was in dem Bereich passiert. Der 5- Jahreschart sieht Klasse aus, aber man kann ja abwarten, vielleicht gibt`s alles bald geschenkt.
Joint strike fighter - der dürfte diese Jahr noch Phantasie in den Aktie bringen, außerdem wird wohl BA von netten defense programs profitieren.


ANAHEIM, Calif., Aug 31, 2001 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- A Boeing-designed and -built booster vehicle was successfully launched today for its first verification test flight from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The three-stage booster vehicle is the prototype interceptor for the Ground-based Midcourse Defense Segment (GMDS) Program (formerly National Missile Defense.) The Boeing Company (BA, Trade) is the prime contractor for the program.

Operational booster design and systems engineering work is done by Boeing in Anaheim, Calif. Boeing in Huntsville, Ala., is responsible for the integration, assembly, test and check out of the developmental booster vehicle.

The booster vehicle is a three-stage commercial-off-the-shelf missile integrating motors from Alliant Techsystems (first stage) and Pratt & Whitney Chemical Systems Division (second and third stages.) The objectives of this first flight test included verifying launch operations and procedures and completing a three-stage flyout and separation. Initial assessments indicate that all objectives were met.

"We are very pleased with the results of today`s flight test," said Jim Evatt, executive vice president and general manager of the GMDS program. "The successful first launch of this prototype booster vehicle brings us one step closer to the final integrated system for the ground-based program."

The GMDS program involves the development, testing and potential deployment of a system to detect, track and destroy hostile intercontinental ballistic missiles before they can reach any of the 50 states.

Boeing, as prime contractor, is responsible for the development and integration of the GMDS elements, including the Ground-Based Interceptor, X-Band Radar, Battle Management Command, Control and Communication systems, Upgraded Early Warning Radars and interfaces to the Space-Based Infrared System Satellites. Major team members include Raytheon Company (kill vehicle, radars); TRW (BMC2); and Lockheed Martin Missiles & Space (Payload Launch Vehicle).

The Joint Program Office of the Department of Defense Ballistic Missile Defense Organization directs the Ground-based Midcourse Defense Segment program.

The Boeing Company is the largest aerospace company in the world and the United States` leading exporter. It is the world`s largest manufacturer of commercial jetliners and military aircraft, and the largest NASA contractor. The company`s capabilities in aerospace also include rotorcraft, electronic and defense systems, missiles, rocket engines, satellites, launch vehicles, and advanced information and communication systems. The company has an extensive global reach with customers in 145 countries. MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT - Click Here http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X70824541
U.S. tests booster rocket for missile shield
Reuters, 08.31.01, 6:12 PM ET




WASHINGTON, Aug 31 (Reuters) - The U.S. Defense Department said it successfully launched a prototype three-stage booster rocket on Friday that would be used in President George W. Bush`s controversial anti-ballistic missile defense.

The booster rocket was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California at 4 p.m. EDT (2000 GMT), carrying a mock "kill vehicle" to simulate the weight and mass of an actual missile that would be used in future intercept tests, Pentagon spokeswoman Cheryl Irwin said.

The rocket traveled about 3,000 miles (4,827 km) before plunging into the Pacific Ocean.

The first intercept test using the new booster rocket, designed and built by Boeing Co (nyse: BA - news - people), is planned for sometime in 2002 or 2003, she said.

Boeing, the prime contractor for missile defense, officially dubbed the "Ground-based Midcourse Defense Segment (GMDS) Program," said the booster rocket was a commercial-off-the-shelf missile integrating motors from Alliant Techsystems (nyse: ATK - news - people) and Pratt & Whitney Chemical Systems Division.

This first flight test was aimed at verifying launch operations and procedures and completing a three-stage flyout and separation, Boeing said.

"Initial assessment indicates that all objectives were met," the company said in a statement.

"The successful first launch of this prototype booster vehicle brings us one step closer to the final integrated system for the ground-based program," said Jim Evatt, ???nd general manager of the missile defense program.

The U.S. Defense Department shot down a moc???ific Ocean in July in a successful test of the missile defense program, a multilayered shield against missiles that could be tipped with nuclear, chemical or biological warheads.

Bush, citing what he calls a growing missile threat from countries like North Korea, Iraq and Iran, is eager to deploy a multilayered shield including missiles launched from ships and lasers fired from modified Boeing 747 aircraft.

In addition to Boeing, TRW Inc. (nyse: TRW - news - people) builds the battle command, control and communications system. Raytheon (nyse: RTN - news - people) builds the "exoatmospheric kill vehicle" and Lockheed Martin Corp. (nyse: LMT - news - people) is prime contractor on the interceptor`s current booster system.

Copyright 2001, Reuters News Service
Dass es sich lohnt, diese Branche in naher Zukunft nicht aus den Augen zu lassen:
NASDAQ: FLIR

Hier noch der Chart von ATK.
Ich habe mich leider von der allgemeinen bearishen Stimmung
anstecken lassen, und das Kaufsignal im Juli nicht zum Einstieg benutzt.
Interessant ist noch das:
Profit Margin (ttm) 5.6%
Operating Margin (ttm) 12.1%
Was außerdem noch positiv zu bewerten war, daß obwohl natürlich die Insiderverkäufe überwogen: Der CFO hat noch für 95.75$ eine kleiner pos. erworben.
Mit einem KL von ungefähr 95$(und engen SL) dürfte ATK
einen besseren LOW RISK TRADE Kandidaten(long) darstellen, als BA deren fundamentals und Querelen um neue Standorte/HQ nicht aus den Augen gelassen werden dürfen.

@dosto
Das war übrigens auch so ein ATH Tip!


ATK Selected to Supply Smart Weapons Test System for Italian Air

Force

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- ATK (Alliant Techsystems)(NYSE: ATK) said it has been selected by Alenia DIFESA, Breda Meccanica Bresciana, Brescia, Italy, to supply the Common Munitions BIT/Reprogramming Equipment (CMBRE) system for use by the Italian Air Force. Deliveries under the $1 million contract will begin in May 2002 and continue through March 2003.

Developed and produced by ATK Integrated Defense Company, Clearwater, Fla., CMBRE is a portable field test system for smart weapons that is used to determine if the weapons are operational and to program flight and planning data for tactical missions.

The CMBRE system will be used by the Italian Air Force to support the Paveway III laser-guided bomb system and an upcoming procurement of the Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM).

"We are pleased to supply the CMBRE system to Alenia DIFESA and the Italian Air Force," said Jed Holzapfel, vice president, International Business Development. "ATK has been involved in the development and production of electronic weapons testing systems since the mid 1980s, and the CMBRE system represents the state of the art in this important technology."

ATK is a $1.6 billion aerospace and defense company with leading positions in propulsion, composite structures, munitions, and precision capabilities. The company, which is headquartered in Hopkins, Minn., employs approximately 9,600 people and has two business segments: Aerospace and Defense. ATK news and information can be found on the Internet at http://www.atk.com
Da soll einer sagen, in Zeiten der Rezession sein keine Mittel für Rüstung vorhanden.


Computer Sciences( NYSE: CSC) Wins U.S. Army Contract Worth $145.8 Million
By Andy Peters


El Segundo, California, Sept. 5 (Bloomberg) -- Computer Sciences Corp., the third-largest U.S. computer-services company, won a five-year contract worth $145.8 million to run computer systems for the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command.

Computer Sciences will support the simulation of missile and aviation systems at the Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama, the company said. The project includes virtual battlefield environments and analyzing aviation systems.

Computer Sciences, based in the Los Angeles suburb of El Segundo, California, won a 10-year, $2 billion contract in July to manage the U.S. National Security Agency`s unclassified computer systems. The NSA is the Fort Meade, Maryland-based spy agency that cracks foreign governments` codes and eavesdrops on overseas communications.

Shares of Computer Sciences fell 95 cents to $36.48. The shares have dropped 39 percent this year.

International Business Machines Corp. is the biggest U.S. computer-services provider, followed by Electronic Data Systems Corp.
ATK Shielder Anti-Tank Barrier System Enters Service With U.K.

Royal Engineers

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- ATK (Alliant Techsystems) (NYSE: ATK) said its Shielder vehicle-launched anti-tank barrier system has entered service with the United Kingdom Royal Engineers following final approval of the system by the country`s Ministry of Defence.

Developed by ATK Integrated Defense Company, Hopkins, Minn., the Shielder system rapidly dispenses anti-tank munitions from the modified Stormer tracked armored vehicle. It is derived from similar anti-tank barrier systems developed by ATK and deployed with U.S. armed forces, and is adaptable to multiple vehicle platforms.

"This is a key milestone for the Shielder program, marking the completion of our first international contract and culminating five years of development and production work by Larry Paryz and our tactical barrier team," said Hube Hopkins, president, ATK Integrated Defense Company. "With Shielder, the U.K. now has a highly effective anti-tank barrier system that can be used in all tactical operations."

The U.K. Ministry of Defence selected Shielder from a number of competing systems in 1996, awarding ATK a basic contract and options valued at more than $100 million.

In 2000, ATK was awarded a $50 million contract from a U.S. ally to produce a similar tactical barrier system on a different vehicle. A number of other allied nations have expressed strong interest in procuring similar systems for their military forces.

ATK is a $1.6 billion aerospace and defense company with leading positions in propulsion, composite structures, munitions, and precision capabilities. The company, which is headquartered in Hopkins, Minn., employs approximately 9,600 people and has two business segments: Aerospace and Defense. ATK news and information can be found on the Internet at http://www.atk.com
Any Cut in U.S. Missile Defense Budget `Harmful,` Rumsfeld Says
By Tony Capaccio


Washington, Sept. 6 (Bloomberg) -- A Senate committee`s projected cut of $1.3 billion in the Bush administration`s budget for missile defense could set back both the program and U.S. efforts to win Russia`s acceptance of the system, said Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.

The Senate Armed Services Committee is set to make the cut tomorrow because the full $8.3 billion request isn`t justified, particularly since the administration hasn`t said whether it would fund activities that violate the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty, the committee chairman, Democrat Carl Levin of Michigan, told the Washington Post.

The request is about $3 billion more than the Clinton administration earmarked for fiscal 2002. Most of the extra money would pay for expanded testing of air, sea and ground-based components of a ``layered`` missile defense system.

The cut would be ``very harmful,`` Rumsfeld told reporters at the Pentagon. ``It`s big as a percentage; it`s enormous. It delays things. It causes a change in the program that has been put together.``

The cut also would complicate U.S. efforts to reach an accord with Russia that replaces the ABM Treaty and accommodates missile defense, Rumsfeld said.

``What kind of a signal does it tell the Russians?`` he said. ``It tells them that at least that those individuals who proposed those things think differently than the president, and I suppose then that they make their calibrations based on that. No one could in any way characterize it as helpful.``

The committee`s cut would have to survive the full Senate and be reconciled with the Republican-controlled House Armed Services Committee`s approval of the full $8.3 billion over Democrats` efforts to shift about $1 billion to other military programs.

In addition, a cut could be restored by the House and Senate panels that approve spending for the fiscal year. Those panels have not yet started work on the defense budget.

Levin`s Concern

Levin says the administration hasn`t clarified conflicting accounts as to whether missile defense testing planned for next year would violate the ABM Treaty.

The program has no firm price tag or definite deployment dates, but it includes testing and construction activities in fiscal 2002 that ``bump up against`` the treaty, Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz told the Senate committee July 12.

``We are on a collision course,`` he said. ``No one is pretending that what we`re doing is consistent with that treaty. We`ve either got to withdraw from it or replace it.``

Wolfowitz`s remarks were counter to testimony June 13 from the Pentagon`s top missile defense official, Air Force Lt. Gen. Ronald Kadish, who told the committee no test activities in fiscal 2002 would violate the treaty.

A Running Discussion`

Rumsfeld said Levin and other missile defense skeptics are asking for unambiguous answers on ABM treaty violations where none exist.

``There`s been a running discussion on this very subject,`` he said. Rumsfeld repeated the administration`s statement that -- rather than violate the treaty -- it would give the six-month notice the treaty allows of intent to withdraw.

``It seems to me the answer is pretty clear: If we get to the point as the president has said it looks he can`t make a cooperative agreement with the Russians, he`ll have to make a decision as to what he does about it,`` Rumsfeld said. ``He doesn`t know when that will be.``

Boeing Co. is the top contractor on the ground-based system of interceptors, sensors and communications equipment that is the most technologically advanced of any U.S. antimissile system.
Ich habe diese Situation, die mit den gestrigen Anschlägen entstand, in keinster Weise vorausgehen.
Diese Angriff ist ein Angriff auf unseren hellenisch, judäo-christlich geprägten Kulturkreis und seine Werte.
Die, die eine Investition in diesen Sektor aus "ethischen und moralischen" Gründen ablehnen, sollten sich angesichts der erschütternden Bilder aus NYC mit Kommentaren bitte zurückhalten.

Ich danke den Usern KlausKinski und Groupier, und den Käufern von den 80.000 in den USA gestern gehandelnden shares von RAYTHEON, die mich auf diesen Wert aufmerksam gemacht haben.
Was sollen Panzer und Kanonen gegen Terroristen mit
Küchenmessern?

Ausserdem hat sich jetzt auch rausgestellt, dass der riesige
Echelon-Apparat und die Satellitenaugen, die Bildzeitungs-
schlagzeilen aus dem Weltraum lesen können vielleicht
dazu brauchbar sind um kleine Steuerhinterzieher oder
ein paar Drogenhändler zu fassen; aber offenbar bei Terroristen mit ein paar Brotmessern vollkommen versagt.

Es ist Zeit Rüstungsaktien zu VERKAUFEN,falls man welche hat.
Terrorist Attacks May Spur Defense-Spending Increase By Jonathan Berr


Washington, Sept. 12 (Bloomberg) -- President Bush`s administration will face pressure from Congress to increase defense spending following yesterday`s terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington, industry experts and analysts said.

The spending probably would focus on counter-terrorism programs, bolstering espionage and other surveillance actions, rather than on weapons systems such as fighter jets. It is possible there will be calls for immediate increases, though a move to devote more funds to defense probably wouldn`t begin until the 2003 budget, analysts said.

Spending increases could lift the shares of defense contractors such as Lockheed Martin Corp., Raytheon Co. and Northrop Grumman Corp., said Sam Pearlstein, an analyst at First Union Securities. He said he doesn`t own stock in any of those companies.

``This is certain to lead to an increase in defense spending above what was expected,`` said Loren Thompson, executive director of the Lexington Institute, a research organization in Virginia specializing in defense issues. ``More importantly, we will be changing our spending priorities.``

President Bush`s proposed $61.4 billion 2002 budget for weapons purchases is $1.4 billion less that what had been requested by the Clinton administration. It`s also less than many industry analysts and investors had expected. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has said total current spending on anti-terrorism measures is about $11 billion.

Unfortunate Benefit

Yesterday`s tragedy strengthens the case for the $329 billion defense-spending budget now before Congress, analysts said. It also should give Congress greater incentive to dip into Social Security funds to increase defense spending, said Christopher Hellman, a senior analyst at the Center for Defense Information in Washington.

``It`s kind of hard, as we count bodies, to use (Social Security) as political fodder,`` Hellman said. ``The Pentagon will get whatever it asks for, and probably then some.``

Lockheed Martin, the biggest defense contractor, stands to benefit the most from the change because of its ``substantial expertise in surveillance,`` Thompson said.

The proposed National Missile Defense system, President Bush`s plan to protect the U.S. from missile strikes, may find some of its potential funding shifted into other defense programs and to the CIA and FBI, said Donald Goldstein, a professor of security studies at the University of Pittsburgh.

Dawning Realization

``It`s too costly at this time,`` Goldstein said. ``Our allies don`t want it. Consequently, we are going to ditch it for a while.``

The Senate Armed Services Committee is proposing to cut $1.3 billion from the missile-defense program, a move Rumsfeld opposes. The program`s biggest contractor is Boeing Co.

``It`s going to affect the ballistic-missile debate. Now the question is, are we putting too many eggs in one basket?`` for defense programs, said Michele Flournoy, defense analyst at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Proponents of missile defense will say the terrorist attacks only bolster arguments for the program because the next terrorist attack may be with a missile, perhaps launched from a ship, analysts said.

`` I think it`s a major mistake`` to take money from missile defense to fund counter-terrorism, said Congressman Duncan Hunter, a California Republican, who sits on the House Armed Services Committee. ``I reject the notion that you should compete them against each other.``
EDO


EDO Corp. Declares Regular Quarterly Cash Dividend

NEW YORK, Aug 29, 2001 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- EDO Corp. (EDO, Trade) today announced that its board of directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend on its common stock of 3 cents per share, payable on Sept. 28, 2001, to shareholders of record at the close of business Sept. 7, 2001.

James M. Smith, president and chief executive officer of EDO Corp., said, "EDO`s board continually reviews the dividend payout, with the objective of optimizing shareholders` return on investment consistent with the company`s profitability and capital requirements."

About EDO Corp.

EDO Corp. (www.EDOcorp.com) supplies highly engineered products for governments and industry worldwide, including advanced electronic, electromechanical and information systems and engineered materials, the vast majority of which are critical to the mission success of its customers.

The company`s Defense Segment provides integrated front-line war fighting systems, including radar countermeasure systems, aircraft weapons storage and release systems, airborne mine countermeasure systems, sonar systems and a full range of professional engineering and information technology services.

The company`s Space and Communication Segment addresses the needs of the remote sensing, communication, navigation and electronic warfare industries with ultraminiature electronics and a broad line of antennas.

The company`s Engineered Materials Segment supplies piezoelectric and advanced composites for the communication, navigation, chemical, petrochemical, paper and oil industries, for civilian infrastructure and military applications. CONTACT: EDO Corp., New York William J. Frost, 212/716-2000 www.edocorp.com or Berkman Associates, Los Angeles Neil Berkman or Melanie Beeler, 310/277-5162 (investors) info@BerkmanAssociates.com URL: http://www.businesswire.com Today`s News On The Net - Business Wire`s full file on the Internet with Hyperlinks to your home page.

Copyright (C) 2001 Business Wire. All rights reserved. KEYWORD: NEW YORK INDUSTRY KEYWORD: COMPUTERS/ELECTRONICS AEROSPACE/DEFENSE TELECOMMUNICATIONS DIVIDEND SOURCE: EDO Corp.
NEW YORK, Aug 23, 2001 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- United Industrial Corporation (UIC, Trade) today announced that its AAI Corporation subsidiary has been awarded a significant production contract by the U.S. Air Force for its Joint Service Electronic Combat Systems Tester (JSECST). The contract is valued at $26.3 million.

The JSECST system has been designated by the U.S. Defense Department as the standard flight line electronic warfare test system, supporting all branches of the U.S. military. The system will be used to quickly and accurately test electronic warfare and avionics systems in a wide range of aircraft, assuring flight crews that their aircraft are mission ready. The system will be used by the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy and Marine Corps.

Under the contract, AAI will provide 96 JSECST Core Test Set (CTS) systems, including Test Program Sets, training and spare parts. The Air Force is expected to order a significant quantity of additional JSECST systems in 2002 and 2003.

Richard R. Erkeneff, President and Chief Executive Officer of United Industrial, commented, "This award expands United Industrial`s role serving some of the nation`s most important defense programs and continues the substantial growth of our defense business. JSECST is the most advanced electronic warfare test technology ever developed and has outstanding potential as the first test set designed for compatibility with electronic combat and avionics systems in all branches of worldwide military forces. We expect it to be a mainstay product for years to come."

Engineering and manufacturing development of the JSECST was recently completed. United Industrial participated in this process through previous contracts, supporting the development of Test Program Sets used with the JSECST system to test electronic warfare equipment installed in F/A-18, F-15, F-16, AV-8B, A-10, and other tactical and strategic aircraft.

United Industrial Corporation is a company focused on the design and production of defense, training, transportation, and energy systems. Its products include unmanned aerial vehicles, training and simulation systems, automated aircraft test and maintenance equipment, and ground transportation components. The Company also offers logistical/engineering services for government-owned equipment and manufactures combustion equipment for biomass and refuse fuels.

Except for the historical information contained herein, information set forth in this news release may contain forward-looking statements subject to risks and uncertainties which could cause the Company`s actual results or performance to differ materially from those expressed or implied in such statements. The Company makes no commitment to update any forward-looking statement or to disclose any facts, events, or circumstances after the date hereof that may affect the accuracy of any forward-looking statement. For additional information about the Company and its various risk factors, reference is made to the Company`s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

For more information, please visit United Industrial`s web site at http://www.unitedindustrial.com. MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT - Click Here http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X25081104
The US Defense budget is expected to grow considerably after the attacks. The U.S. defense industry has undergone dramatic consolidation resulting in the emergence of four dominant prime system contractors: Boeing (BA 43.46), Lockheed Martin (LMT 38.32), Northrop Grumman (NOC 81.94) and Raytheon (RTN 24.85). Others with large defense exposure include General Dynamics (GD 75.97), the Navy`s leading supplier of combat vessels, and TRW (TRW 33.89), which provides systems engineering, research and technical services. The caveat is that Boeing will be under pressure as the concern of lower air travel demand weighing on its commercial business will overshadow its defense segment. Earlier this year, there was much talk of defense budget cuts. We believe that the attacks fundamentally alter the country`s attitudes for the long term...There are over 1,400 airports worldwide providing service for roughly 2.5 billion passengers per year. Of these airports, over 550 are located in the US. The FAA has already said that security at airports will be beefed up which will help security equipment suppliers....Briefing.com expects some small cap bomb detection stocks to trade higher next week including Magal Security (MAGS 4.99). InVision (INVN 3.11) makes 3D scanners while Viisage Tech (VISG 1.94) sells face recognition software...BusinessWeek is highlighting a couple of stocks that could benefit: Intelli-Check Inc (IDN 8.60), a provider of document verification systems and Armor Holdings (AH 14.30), a security gear maker....While all defense will be bolstered, there will be an immediate focus on ISR (intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance) abilities. An interesting company is L-3 Communications (LLL 63.00), which is much more focused on ISR than the diversified names above. LLL sells secure, high data rate communications for military and other US reconnaissance and surveillance applications. -- Robert J. Reid, Briefing.com
Die US-Rüstungsaktien (bis auf Boeing) explodieren heute, wie damals im Golfkrieg.

NORTHROP GRUMMAN
ATK
LOCKEED
RAYTHEON
GENERAL DYNAMICS

Soll man auf Sicht der nächsten Wochen und Monate da einsteigen? Damals nach Beginn des Golfkriegs sind die auch noch MOnate gestiegen, aber seinerzeit äusserte Bush Senior auch, dass der Rüstungsetat erhöht wird. Sollte man von Bush jun. aber auch erwarten können.

Wie ist eure Meinung? Jetzt kaufen oder noch einige Tage warten, bis die erste Euphorie verflogen ist?

Siehe auch aktueller Artikel unter: www.research-channel.de
RTN ist wirklich gut aufgestellt:

Raytheon Aircraft is a provider of business and special mission aircraft and delivers a broad line of jet, turboprop, and piston-powered airplanes to corporate and government customers worldwide.

Private Jets in Demand After Terrorist Attacks, Companies Say
By Peter Robison


New York, Sept. 19 (Bloomberg) - Interest in traveling on corporate jets is increasing in the wake of last week`s terrorist hijackings in New York and Washington, operators of air-charter companies said.

For some individuals and companies, paying $38,000 for a round-trip, transcontinental flight on a Gulfstream jet seems reasonable in return for the security and speed of charters, which allow clients to be whisked to their flights via limousine.

``People that can afford this kind of travel are always going to have that vision in their minds of those commercial aircraft flying into the Trade Center,`` said John DePalma, president of Avbase Aviation, based at Hopkins International Airport in Cleveland.

The company added extra shifts to handle a 50 percent increase in calls from potential clients, he said. Another air- charter company, Petersen Aviation in Van Nuys, California, estimates it`s getting 10 to 15 calls an hour compared with five before the attacks.

The renewed interest may be long-lasting and accelerate a shift away from commercial flights already underway, analysts said. Major carriers have been losing business to corporate charters and programs that let companies buy part-ownership in jets like condominium time-shares.

U.S. airlines have slashed schedules as much as 23 percent and tightened security procedures, leading to longer lines at check-in, after terrorists hijacked four jetliners and crashed three of them into U.S. landmarks.

Delays

``You have an exacerbation of the reasons people fled scheduled air transport -- security concerns, delays, inconvenience,`` said Richard Aboulafia, director of aircraft consulting at the Teal Group in Fairfax, Virginia. ``Companies aren`t going to come out and advertise it, but the deaths of so many high-profile people will make everyone think twice.``

The producers and top executives of one reality-based television show started using Petersen Aviation`s service in the past week, and another ``large business`` said it won`t fly on scheduled commercial flights anymore, said Will Petersen, the company`s director of marketing. He wouldn`t disclose any names.

Executive Jet Inc., the world`s largest operator of private business jets, has seen an ``uptick in interest,`` said Kevin Russell, senior vice president of marketing. He said it wouldn`t be ``proper`` to cite a figure.

``Obviously the catastrophes of last week have made people focus on the safety and security and convenience that private aviation provides,`` he said.

Executive Jet, owned by Warren Buffett`s Berkshire Hathaway Inc., was the first to offer corporate jet time-shares in 1986.

A 1/16th share of a jet, with 50 hours of annual flight time, costs $400,000 to $2.6 million a year depending on the plane.

Bombardier

Bombardier Inc. and Raytheon Co. offer similar programs. More than 3,700 companies and individuals used such time-share programs last year, up from 110 in 1993.

UAL Corp., owner of United Airlines, announced plans for a similar service in May. It said in June it would buy as many as 135 Gulfstream and Dassault SA Falcon jets. UAL plans to start taking deliveries as planned in April even after the attacks, which are expected to lead to a record loss of more than $5 billion for U.S. airlines this year.

``Our business plan is unchanged,`` said Steve Fuschelberger, vice president of marketing for the UAL service, called United BizJet Holdings.

Time-share programs have helped support booming sales of business jets. Sales of business jets have tripled in value since 1995 to an estimated $11 billion this year, Aboulafia said, with deliveries surging to 728 from 307 in the same period.

The major manufacturers are General Dynamics Corp.`s Gulfstream; Bombardier, which makes the Learjet and Challenger models; Dassault SA, which makes the Falcon; Textron Inc.`s Cessna; and Raytheon, maker of the Hawker.

``It`s one of the few segments of civil aerospace where the upside may just outweigh the downside`` of the attacks, Aboulafia said, adding that the companies still face the likelihood of reduced travel budgets and an economic slowdown.

Corporate jets aren`t immune from security concerns, either. On Friday air-traffic controllers cleared one Avbase jet to fly to Chicago`s Midway Airport but the plane was diverted to Gary, Indiana, when the airport demanded a codeword the pilot didn`t have, DePalma said. A police SWAT team met the plane at the airport in Gary.
Ja, am 01.09. habe ich den thread eröffnet.

Heute habe ich ein paar Dollar in die moderne Infantrie investiert. NASDAQ: PVAT
Die Firma stellt zwar noch andere nette Sachen her, aber
ich sehe ganz besonders in der elektronischen Infanterieaufrüstung eine Zukunft.
wer bei atk den ersten Rausch abgewartet hat, wie bei den anderen papieren auch hat glaube ich noch ganz gute einstandskurse bekommen.
zum vergleich:

ATK: Price/Book:-4.42-Price/Sales: 1.19-Price/Earnings: 24.52
CSCO:Price/Book:-4.54-Price/Sales: 7.07-Price/Earnings: miese
INTC:Price/Book:-6.26-Price/Sales: 8.68-Price/Earnings:179.14

ATK befindet sich kurzfristig in einer tradingrange zwischen
85$ und 90 $

Wem das papier auf dem Niveau zu heißgelaufen scheint,
kann auf ein Schließen des gaps vom 25.01. und kurse im bereich der 200er Ema orientieren. dürfte so im Bereich der 76$ laufen.
TRW Übernahme von NOC. Gestern +25%
BA seit Aufnahme in WL -12%, September GAP geschlossen.
GR September GAP geschlossen

BA
resistance @45.00$, 200 EMA @45.00$

Ein nachaltiges Durchbrechen der des Widerstandes bei 45.00$
sollte zum Austocken bereits bestehender pos. genutzt werden.
Auf jeden Fall sollte BA auf der WL behalten werden.
Ich rechne demnächst mit einem crossing der 50/200 tage EMAs.

Weiterhin WL: WGOV

Seit 6 Wochen tradingrange zwischen 54 und 56$

Insider aktivitäten:

Käufe im Bereich 50-70$ 80000 Stück
Verkäufe im Bereich 50$ 100000 Stück (september panic)

Support @ 42.00 $ 52 Wochen low im September 2001
@48.00$ April/November/September 2001
ATH: @90$ im Juli
resistance @ 58/60/62$
Kursziel: 70$

money flow: up
macd: slightly up
slow stoch: neutral
wiliams %R: down
candles: keine Aussage


chance: medium
risk: low

WGOV geört zu den wenigen Papieren die im aerospace sector die unter dem precrash notationen des september stehen, siehe BA/GR.
In den nächsten Tagen sollte sich entscheiden, welchen trend wir demnächst zu erwarten haben.Im Bereich von 55.00 verläuft die untere Begrenzung des Aufwärtstrendes. Sollte dieser gebrochen werden, ist mit einer weiteren seitwärtsbewegung im Bereich von 48-56$ zu rechnen,so daß man sich im Bereich von 48/50$ mit KL positionieren sollte.
Bei einer aufwärtsbewegung kann man sich mit SBs an den Widerständen positionieren.
WGOV aufgrund des starken Volumens wird sie Pos. nicht geschlossen.
SL im Bereich 67$
Verdammtes shuttle!

Reuters
Before the Bell: Alliant Tech, Boeing Off
Monday February 3, 8:10 am ET


NEW YORK (Reuters) - Shares of Alliant Techsystems Inc. (NYSE:ATK - News), a space shuttle contractor, fell 13.5 percent in trading before the opening bell on Monday after the space shuttle Columbia broke up over the weekend.



Alliant, one of just a handful of publicly traded contractors on the space shuttle program, builds the twin solid rocket boosters that provide the shuttle`s initial lift from the launch pad. Boeing Co. (NYSE:BA - News) and Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE:LMT - News) are the program`s principal contractors, through a joint venture named United Space Alliance.

Alliant shares fell $7.36 in trading on electronic brokerage Instinet at $47.50, from their closing price Friday of $54.36 on the New York Stock Exchange.

Lockheed shares were not trading on Instinet in the United States, but fell 1.9 percent in trading in Frankfurt, Germany, to $50.22 from Friday`s close of $51.05. Boeing fell to $31.49 in Frankfurt, down from $31.59.


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