Aerojet Rocketdyne delivers THAAD’s 800th boost motor

The company also delivered the 800th divert-and-attitude control system

Aerojet Rocketdyne’s Defense headquarters in Huntsville.

Aerojet Rocketdyne has delivered the 800th solid rocket boost motor and the divert-and-attitude control system for the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) weapon system.

A land-based element of the Missile Defense Agency’s missile defense system, the THAAD shields deployed U.S. and allied forces and critical infrastructure from missile attacks.

Built by prime contractor Lockheed Martin, the THAAD solid rocket boost motor is manufactured at Aerojet Rocketdyne’s Defense headquarters in Huntsville and at the company’s Solid Rocket Motor Center of Excellence in Camden, Arkansas. The divert-and-attitude control system is a thruster that keeps the THAAD’s kinetic kill vehicle on target during the latter stages of the intercept and is manufactured in the company’s Los Angeles, California, facility.

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