By LISA GRAYBEAL
Staff Writer, Chambersburg
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The production division of United Defense at Letterkenny Army Depot will continue to operate as usual under its new owner, a Washington, D.C.-based investment firm, according to a United Defense spokesman.
"United Defense will continue to operate as United Defense," said Herb Muktarian, adding that the same management team will remain in place and the approximately 75 workers at the Chambersburg production plant will retain their jobs.
The Carlyle Group, an investment firm headed by former U.S. Defense Secretary Frank Carlucci, agreed Tuesday to buy United Defense for $850 million.