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ASRC, Boeing Land Engine Tech Research Contracts With USAF

ASRC, Boeing Land Engine Tech Research Contracts With USAF - top government contractors - best government contracting event

MUOS-4 satellite launchBoeing and ASRC Federal have won separate contracts to perform research work on rocket engine technology for the U.S. Air Force, Space News reported Tuesday.

Mike Gruss writes Boeing’s network and space systems unit received a $6.1 million contract and ASRC Federal secured a $3.6 million contract as part of the Air Force’s efforts to replace the Russian-made RD180 engine for launching national security payloads.

Aerojet Rocketdyne, Orbital ATKNorthrop Grumman and four other contractors were awarded nearly $17 million combined in late 2015 to also provide engine research services.

Awardees will initially focus on exploring new materials and additive manufacturing techniques for the production of propulsion systems.

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Written by Mary-Louise Hoffman

is a writer of news summaries about executive-level business activity in the government contracting sector. Her reports for ExecutiveBiz are focused on trends and events that drive the GovCon industry to include commercial technologies that private companies are developing for federal government use. She contributes news content to ExecutiveBiz’s sister sites GovCon Wire and ExecutiveGov.

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