Raytheon tests Aerojet Rocketdyne Tech for next-gen interceptor propulsion system

Raytheon Technologies’ missile and defense business has completed an initial engineering test of a deviation and attitude control system designed by Aerojet Rocketdyne for the Missile Defense Agency’s next-generation interceptor.

Contractor MDA said on Thursday it demonstrated the valve and nozzle functions of the DACS liquid propellant booster in an effort to reduce risk to the technology’s overall technical base.

“Early work on risk reduction allows us to make data-driven design and test decisions, and ultimately it will help us bring this critical capability to the country as soon as possible,” said Scott Alexander, Executive Director of Integrated Missile Defense Solutions at Raytheon. Missiles and Defense.

The NGI program is part of the US Ground-based Midcourse Defense Platform Initiative, in which Raytheon and its partner Northrop Grumman provide the interceptor booster, destruction vehicle, ground systems, control of fire and the coordination of the engagement.

Meanwhile, Aerojet Rocketdyne is currently providing a destruction vehicle and kinetic warhead propulsion for MDA initiatives.

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