Another milestone, this company's hot-fire test of a controllable solid rocket motor was successful demonstrating "the increased capabilities of an advanced, controllable solid rocket motor system."
Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc., a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AJRD), recently achieved a milestone by completing a successful hot-fire test of a controllable solid rocket motor under the U.S. Air Force Demonstration and Validation Post Boost Study A program.
Aerojet Rocketdyne CEO and President Eileen Drake said that this hot-fire test successfully demonstrated the increased capabilities of an advanced, controllable solid rocket motor system, and that applying this technology could provide increased mission flexibility and capability in a future post boost propulsion system.
Post boost propulsion systems are a critical element of strategic and missile defense systems for final payload positioning and deployment. The Post Boost Study A program was aimed at identifying emerging propulsion concepts using a trade study approach and selecting high potential candidates for demonstration of technical maturity.
Vice President of Defense Advanced Programs Tyler Evans said this program allowed us to evaluate various advanced technology propulsion systems and select one of the most promising – a controllable solid rocket motor system for hardware demonstration testing. He continued that maturing this critical technology now will undoubtedly pay future dividends as the nation looks to modernize its strategic deterrent capabilities in the coming years.