DOD qualifies new solid-rocket motor supplier, breaks Northrop-Aerojet domestic duopoly

By Jason Sherman / October 6, 2023 at 6:40 PM
The Defense Department has qualified a new large solid-rocket motor domestic supplier -- breaking up an effective duopoly between Northrop Grumman and Aerojet Rocketdyne -- and expanded the industrial base to support the U.S. military's high-priority project to develop and field a long-range hypersonic strike missile. The manufacturing capability expansion and investment prioritization office -- part of the office of the assistant secretary of defense for industrial base policy -- awarded X-Bow Systems, a New Mexico-based start-up, a $64 million...

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