DOD charts path, competition for new, large rocket motor production for hypersonic weapons

By Jason Sherman / February 3, 2023 at 2:32 PM
The Defense Department is clearing a path this month to establish additional domestic large solid rocket motor production, opening a competition to qualify a supplier to support Navy and Army plans for surging offensive hypersonic missile production in the coming years. On Feb. 13, DOD plans to invite proposals -- using non-traditional acquisition rules -- for a “competitive cornerstone initiative request (CIR)” administered by an Army organization at Rock Island, IL, on behalf of the Pentagon’s Innovation Capability and Modernization...

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