Aerojet Rocketdyne receives contract for portion of THAAD system

Lockheed Martin awarded the contract for the weapon system

Aerojet Rocketdyne has been awarded a new contract by Lockheed Martin to produce additional solid rocket motors and Divert and Attitude Control Systems (DACS) for the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) weapon system for the Missile Defense Agency.

The contract includes interceptor propulsion for U.S. government 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.

Part of the Missile Defense Agency’s Missile Defense System, built by Lockheed Martin, the THAAD’s solid rocket boost motor is manufactured at Aerojet’s Huntsville facility and at the company’s Camden, Arkansas, facility. The DACS is a thruster system that keeps THAAD’s kinetic kill vehicle on target during the latter stages of the intercept. The DACS is manufactured at Aerojet’s Los Angeles, California, facility.

Lockheed Martin also has facilities in Huntsville and Troy, Alabama.

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