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Aerojet Rocketdyne streamlines GMLRS motor production

HUNTSVILLE – Aerojet Rocketdyne continues to improve its processes to deliver advanced solid rocket motors to Lockheed Martin to power the Army’s Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS).

The company said it is upgrading manufacturing facilities, purchasing equipment and automating processes to meet expected increased capacity needs. Aerojet Rocketdyne said it is also incorporating automated X-ray technology to improve production efficiency and increase capacity.

“Aerojet Rocketdyne has powered Guided Multiple Launch Rocket Systems for decades, delivering more than 35,000 solid rocket motors to support U.S. and allied warfighters in multiple conflicts,” said Eileen P. Drake, Aerojet Rocketdyne CEO and president. “We continue to automate our processes and modernize our facilities to support production today and for the future.”

In addition to producing the composite case motors for the GMLRS Insensitive Munitions Propulsion System variant, Aerojet Rocketdyne is the sole producer of the steel-case solid rocket motors for the GMLRS variant used by many of the nation’s allies. The GMLRS has been used to great effect by Ukrainian forces in their war against Russia.

Aerojet Rocketdyne is the only company that produces composite-case and steel-case solid rocket motors for the GMLRS.

“We continue to work closely with Lockheed Martin and the Army to support the future needs of our warfighters,” said Drake.

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