Aerojet Rocketdyne Teams with Lockheed Martin to Pursue Missile Defense Contract

Aerojet Rocketdyne and Lockheed

Aerojet Rocketdyne will team with Lockheed Martin on a proposal to compete for the Next Generation Interceptor contract for The Missile Defense Agency, it was announced Friday.

Lockheed Martin offers an interceptor designed from the ground up to address all elements of environmental survivability. Aerojet Rocketdyne with an office in El Segundo, will power the primary propulsion to address all U.S. Northern Command longterm challenges.

“Aerojet Rocketdyne has provided propulsion on the Ground-Based Midcourse Defense system since its inception, and we’re pleased to partner with Lockheed Martin on this next generation opportunity,” said Eileen Drake, Aerojet Rocketdyne president and CEO. “Today, we’re evolving our propulsion solutions with innovative advanced technologies to improve performance at lower costs.”

Sarah Reeves, vice president of Missile Defense Programs at Lockheed Martin said: “We support the MDA’s vision for NGI, particularly in light of the Redesigned Kill Vehicle termination and a fast-moving threat environment. Evolution of our deployed Ground-Based Midcourse Defense system to defend the homeland is critical.

“The strength of our team comes from an understanding of how to design and sustain radiation hardened strategic systems, the application of advanced digital engineering, and unmatched hit-to-kill performance. This includes more than 100 successful intercepts and over 50 successful target missions.”

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