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Lockheed Martin has tapped Aerojet Rocketdyne to provide its missiles and fire control business with a second stage booster that will be used to power a hypersonic weapon system being developed for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. Aerojet Rocketdyne said Thursday it will develop a solid rocket motor booster for DARPA’s Operational Fires initiative […] More
Aerojet Rocketdyne has received a contract from United Launch Alliance for the procurement of RL10C-X engines that will be used to power the upper stages of the latter’s Vulcan Centaur rocket. The Florida-based propulsion system manufacturer said Monday it will supply 116 engines to ULA under what is currently the RL10 program’s largest contract. ULA […] More
An industry and defense team consisting of Lockheed Martin, Aerojet Rocketdyne Air Force Research Laboratory and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has demonstrated the flight and speed of an air-breathing hypersonic rocket. The companies teamed up with Department of Defense organizations to test-fly the Hypersonic Air-breathing Weapon Concept, which exhibited speeds over Mach 5 […] More
Jim Taiclet, chairman, president and CEO of Lockheed Martin and a 2022 Wash100 Award recipient, said the company could explore other merger and acquisition opportunities if the Aerojet Rocketdyne deal fails to materialize, Breaking Defense reported Thursday. In late January, the Federal Trade Commission filed a suit to block Lockheed’s planned $4.4 billion acquisition of […] More
Aerojet Rocketdyne has developed and demonstrated a new underwater propulsion system that uses heat from lithium-based chemical reactions to power a steam turbine and to generate thrust for torpedoes. The company said Tuesday it designed the new Stored Chemical Energy Propulsion lithium boiler using a previously released torpedo data package for the U.S. Navy Compact […] More
Raytheon Technologies‘ missiles and defense business has finished an early engineering test of a divert and attitude control system designed by Aerojet Rocketdyne for the Missile Defense Agency’s Next Generation Interceptor. The MDA contractor said Thursday it demonstrated the functions of liquid propellant DACS’ thruster valve and nozzle in an effort to reduce risk to […] More
Aerojet Rocketdyne has completed the seven-part retrofit testing series of the modernized components of its RS-25 engines that will be used on NASA’s Space Launch System heavy-lift rocket. The tests at Stennis Space Center in Missouri validated RS-25’s main combustion chamber, fuel and oxidizer turbopumps, valves and actuators that were either designed or developed using […] More
Aerojet Rocketdyne has test fired a solid rocket motor at its Camden, Arkansas location to demonstrate the preparedness of the site to meet large solid rocket motor requirements in support of national security. The company said Wednesday the activity was the culmination of its efforts to transfer its rocket motor mix, cast and test work […] More
Aerojet Rocketdyne has completed a full-scale static test of solid rocket motor technology built for a ground-launched hypersonic system the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is developing to help military personnel engage time-sensitive targets. DARPA said Monday the company’s second stage propulsion system for the Operational Fires program met the thrust termination objective of the […] More
Aerojet Rocketdyne has reached the 1,000-unit delivery milestone for its propulsion system that powers Lockheed Martin‘s updated version of the Patriot Advanced Capability-3 missile. The PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement weapon is powered by a two-pulse solid engine and designed to protect military assets from incoming threats using hit-to-kill technology, Aerojet Rocketdyne said Thursday. Production of […] More
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