Inside the Navy's $2B plan to surge solid-rocket motor production and revitalize a historic arsenal

By Nick Wilson, Abby Shepherd / March 4, 2024 at 3:07 PM
As demand for munitions surges amid heightened global tensions, the Navy has launched a multibillion-dollar plan to fill critical industrial base gaps by revitalizing the government-run production of solid-rocket motors and other key energetics at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Division. Located less than an hour’s drive from Washington, the Maryland facility is in the early stages of a new Energetics Comprehensive Modernization plan (ECMP) -- an initiative that will put roughly $2 billion into 500 infrastructure projects...

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