Aerojet Rocketdyne Signs $215.6 Million Deal to Expand Rocket Propulsion Manufacturing

Aerojet Rocketdyne has signed a $215.6 million Cooperative Agreement with the Defence Department to boost domestic rocket propulsion production capacity in order to fulfil rising warfighter demand for tactical missile systems employed by the DoD.

Aerojet Rocketdyne will build additional modernised facilities, purchase advanced equipment, and automate manufacturing processes under the Cooperative Agreement with the Office of Manufacturing Capability Expansion and Investment Prioritisation (MCEIP) to support increased production demand for Javelin, Stinger, and the Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS). Improved solid rocket motor manufacture will directly benefit industrial leaders and military forces. The corporation will also integrate Digital Transformation aspects that link our enterprise with the Department of Defense’s Digital Modernization Strategy in order to provide the Joint Force with a competitive advantage in the modern battlespace.

“These funds will build upon our own significant investments in modern, efficient facilities and innovative technologies and processes to design and develop advanced propulsion systems to support the defense missions of tomorrow,” said Eileen P. Drake, Aerojet Rocketdyne’s CEO and president.

Aerojet Rocketdyne’s continuous modernisation activities include the construction of cutting-edge facilities and the automation of manufacturing processes. A new 51,000-square-foot building at our Camden, Arkansas, site has just been built to concentrate solid rocket motor manufacturing processes, enhancing efficiency and safety, boosting production capacity, and lowering costs. The company recently leased a massive 379,000 sq. ft. facility to expand manufacturing capability in Huntsville, Alabama, where it will produce inert components to support solid rocket motors for a range of defense programs. The company also opened a new space at its Coleman Aerospace site, where employees are producing the innovative Stored Chemical Energy Propulsion System for next generation torpedoes.

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