SECAF Joins Hagel In Planning Review of Russian-Made EELV Engine

By James Drew / March 17, 2014 at 5:11 PM
The Air Force may review the procurement of Russian-built rocket engines for United Launch Alliance's Atlas V Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle in light of recent events in Ukraine, according to the service's top civilian. Secretary Deborah Lee James said at a March 14 House Armed Services Committee hearing on the fiscal year 2015 budget that she wants to review the supply of RD-180 first-stage rocket engines. The RD-180 is designed and built in Russia through a joint venture between NPO...

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