Morton Thiokol Inc.'s Elkton Division has successfully test fired an advanced technology solid rocket demonstrator motor including features applicable for use in the Strategic Defense Initiative, company officials say.

Morton Thiokol spokesman Rocky Raab said the rocket, fired Wednesday at the company's Elkton, Md., plant, also could be used in a more traditional interceptor role.The test motor was not specifically designed for any particular missile system, said John King, vice president of the Elkton Division. Instead, the motor was designed as a "generic" first-stage booster incorporating features that can be adapted to more specific requirements as they are defined, he said.

Raab said the purpose of the test firing was to demonstrate the aerospace company's ability to make a high-performance motor that could be adapted to a variety of systems in less than five months.