Tag Archives: propulsion

Berry Aviation Forms UAS Research Group; Stan Finch Quoted

Stan Finch President Berry Aviation

San Marcos, Texas-based Berry Aviation has opened a new division in Stillwater, Oklahoma, that is focused on conducting research into unmanned aerial systems to support the Department of Defense in the areas of propulsion, navigation and acoustic improvements. The company’s newly created autonomous and unmanned aviation division has hired additional engineers to support work related to UAS and counter-UAS activities.

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James Taiclet: Lockheed-Aerojet Rocketdyne Deal to Drive Tech Integration Work for Federal Clients

James Taiclet President and CEO Lockheed Martin

James Taiclet, president and CEO of Lockheed Martin, said acquiring Aerojet Rocketdyne will bring in propulsion systems for potential integration with Lockheed-built missile and rocket offerings, Via Satellite reported Monday. Taiclet told analysts Monday during a conference call he expects the transaction to support upfront design, production planning and engineering integration efforts at the Bethesda, Maryland-based aerospace and defense company.

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Iridium CEO Matt Desch Calls for Regulatory Approach to Address Orbital Debris

Iridium Communications CEO Matt Desch said he believes the industry needs new regulations that would mitigate failed satellites and other space debris in orbit, Space Intel Report reported Wednesday. Desch, a 2019 Wash100 winner, said those regulations should include a policy that would ground satellite and rocket developers in the event of an in-orbit failure and require them to determine the cause of the problem.

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Boeing-Safran JV to Operate as Initium Aerospace; Stan Deal Quoted

Boeing and France-based Safran have unveiled a new joint venture to design, develop and service auxiliary power units or engines used to start aircraft and related systems while on the ground. Etienne Boisseau will serve as CEO of the new JV, Initium Aerospace, which will operate in San Diego to build APUs in collaboration with Boeing and Safran teams on production and engineering, Boeing said Wednesday.

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Secures DARPA Propulsion Tech Development Contract

Aerojet Rocketdyne has received a potential two-year, $13.4M contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to develop propulsion systems for a ground-launched tactical weapon platform. The contract was awarded in support of DARPA’s Operational Fires program that aims to build new mobile missile technologies, the company said Tuesday. The OpFires …

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DARPA, Army Select Three Firms to Build Propulsion Tech for Weapons Launcher Platform

Three companies have received separate contracts to build propulsion technologies intended to power a ground-based weapons delivery platform as part of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the U.S. Army’s joint Operational Fires program. Aerojet Rocketdyne, Exquadrum and Sierra Nevada Corp. will support the OpFires initiative that seeks to demonstrate a ground …

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