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MDA Tasks Rocketdyne For New Missile Engine

by: Matthew Potter
May 25, 2010

Category: Business Line, Companies, Contract Awards, development program, Events, MDA, Military Aviation, missile defense, Pratt & Whitney, S&T, Services, UTC | RSS 2.0

The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) awarded Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne (UT) a contract to begin development of a new liquid fueled rocket engine. This engine may become the upper stage of an interceptor to destroy incoming ballistic missiles. The total value of this contract is just over $20 million.

The engine will have to be used on land based systems as the Navy does not allow liquid fueled missiles aboard ships for safety reasons. The contract will be for the development of components and tests for risk reduction. The end result will be a ground static test of the engine’s thrust.

Photo from mightyohm’s flickr photostream.

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