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Aerojet Rocketdyne to power additional THAAD interceptors

HUNTSVILLE – Aerojet Rocketdyne has been awarded a contract by Lockheed Martin to produce additional solid rocket motors and control systems for the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense weapon system.

The contract includes interceptor propulsion for the U.S. and foreign military sales..

“For more than two decades, Aerojet Rocketdyne has powered THAAD, a missile defense system that protects our nation, our military service members and our allies,” said Eileen Drake, Aerojet Rocketdyne CEO and president. “Precision in everything we do is paramount, and we continue our longstanding focus on producing the highest quality products for our customers in support of our nation’s critical defense needs.”

A land-based element of the MDA’s missile defense system, the Lockheed Martin-built THAAD system protects U.S. and allied forces and critical infrastructure from missile attacks. The combat-proven system has a 100% success rate in intercept tests — 16 intercepts in 16 tests — since production began.

The THAAD solid rocket boost motor is manufactured at Aerojet Rocketdyne’s Advanced Manufacturing Facility in Huntsville and at the company’s Solid Rocket Motor Center of Excellence in Camden, Ark.

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