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Aerojet Rocketdyne Furthers Propulsion System Test for DARPA Hypersonics Program

Aerojet Rocketdyne

A propulsion technology Aerojet Rocketdyne developed for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's hypersonic missile development program, called Operational Fires, has undergone a second round of tests. The company said Tuesday it conducted cold gas tests of OpFires propulsion system components seven months after completion of subscale test firings.

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Report: Air Force Eyes Procurement of Eight Boeing-Built F-15Xs in FY 2020 Budget Request

The U.S. Air Force will seek funds in its fiscal 2020 budget request to procure eight upgraded versions of Boeing-built F-15 fighter aircraft as part a five-year plan to buy 80 of the planes, Bloomberg reported Tuesday. The service will propose purchasing F-15X planes in its budget request expected by March 11 without cutting the number of its planned purchase of Lockheed Martin-made F-35 fighter jets, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

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Kathy Warden: Northrop Expands Portfolio Into Hypersonics Through Innovation Systems Business

Kathy Warden, president and chief operating officer of Northrop Grumman, has said the company considers hypersonic missiles as a promising business line, USNI News reported Saturday. Warden, a three-time Wash100 recipient, told analysts at a conference call that Northrop’s innovation systems business, formerly Orbital ATK, expands the defense contractor’s portfolio of …

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