Aerojet Rocketdyne being a key member of Northrop Grumman’s nationwide GBSD team has to develop a heavy solid rocket motor and a post-boost propulsion system which will work for the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) program. Northrop Grumman is the prime contractor for Engineering and Manufacturing Development phase of Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) program selected by Air Force.
Aerojet Rocketdyne known for recognized aerospace and defense leader is a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. It is engaged in providing the propulsion systems and energetics to the space, missile defense and strategic systems, and in the areas with tactical systems, covering the domestic and international customers. Aerojet Rocketdyne decades of experience and broader capablilities will help it in providing the propulsion for a nation’s modernized nuclear deterrent.
Aerojet Rocketdyne has been involved in providing propulsion to every U.S. Air Force Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) fielded. The company has higher investment the in advanced manufacturing capability and required new facilities in order to bring the crucial and low-cost propulsion solutions for the national security’s important next generation programs like GBSD.
The company recently successfully demonstrated the enhanced large solid rocket motor which has design comprises advanced technologies and materials.
CEO and president of Aerojet Rocketdyne, Eileen P. Drake said, “Aerojet Rocketdyne has a proud legacy of powering our nation’s strategic deterrent, and we look forward to building upon that legacy as part of Northrop Grumman’s nationwide GBSD team.” He added further “Our investments in state-of-the-art facilities and innovative technologies enable us to deliver advanced propulsion systems with improved performance at lower costs.”
Aerojet Rocketdyne has also the responsibility of testing the post-boost system components GBSD. Aerojet Rocketdyne set new Advanced Manufacturing Facility in Huntsville, Alabama, and new Engineering, Manufacturing and Development facility in the Camden, Arkansas to develop more low-cost and efficient large solid rocket motors with the help of modern and efficient manufacturing methods for the program of GBSD. It also made important investments in the precision of liquid rocket propulsion technology, that will also be used in post-boost propulsion system of GBSD at its facility in Canoga Park, California.