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Aerojet Rocketdyne Demos Guided Missile’s Flight Weight System; Dave Parker Comments

Aerojet Rocketdyne

Aerojet RocketdyneAerojet Rocketdyne has test-fired an integrated flight weight system for a guided missile program demonstration intended to prepare the units for a forthcoming critical design review.

The GenCorp subsidiary performed the second Standard Missile-3 Block IIA Throttling Divert and Attitude Control System hot fire test at its Sacramento, Calif.-based headquarters, Aerojet Rocketdyne said Thursday.

Dave Parker, executive director for SM-3 programs at Aerojet Rocketdyne’s missile defense and strategic systems business unit, said the company used a hardware development program for risk reduction assessment and drawings built by technicians.

Raytheon serves as the prime contractor for the SM-3 program, which is managed by the Missile Defense Agency.

SM-3 Block IIA guided missiles work to destroy targets and engage threat ballistic missiles beyond the Earth’s atmosphere.

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Written by Jay Clemens

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