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Continental Tire North America Inc. (CTNA) has provided tires for a ground transporter that will be used to support Atlas V rocket launch processing at Vandenberg Air Foce Base in California.

"United Launch Alliance (ULA), a joint venture of The Boeing Co. and Lockheed Martin Corp., contacted Continental to provide replacement tires for its KAMAG Transporttechnik self-propelled Transporter Platform," say CTNA officials.

Continental was chosen to supply the replacement tires based on the manufacturer's specifications, according to Steven Mansker, subcontract administrator for the ULA's Atlas V Launch Operations Program.

The KAMAG transporter, which is 63.5 feet long, is used to move Atlas flight hardware. Its capacity is 450,000 pounds.

CTNA provided a set of 82 15-inch HTR tube-type tires for the machine.

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