Aerojet Rocketdyne Builds 100th SM-3 Propulsion Control System for Raytheon

090326-N-0000X-001Aerojet Rocketdyne has built and delivered its 100th throttling divert and attitude control system for the Raytheon Standard Missile-3 Block IB interceptor.

Aerojet said Wednesday that TDACS is currently the only MIL-STD 1901A standards-compliant solid rocket propulsion system being used by the U.S. Navy.

The company also manufactures first- and second-stage SM-3 Block IB booster engines as well as SM-3 Block IIA TDACS for Raytheon.

SM-3 Block IBs are designed to launch from the Lockheed Martin Aegis combat system aboard guided missile cruisers and destroyers.

The Missile Defense Agency plans to field the weapon with the ground-based component of MDA’s Aegis ballistic missile defense platform.

Raytheon and Aerojet Rocketdyne are also working to build land- and sea-based missile defense systems for the U.S. military.

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