Inside the Air Force - October 13, 2017

Air Force takes next step toward domestic rocket launcher with LSA RFP

Courtney Albon   | October 12, 2017
The Air Force has released a request for proposals for the next phase of its next-generation launch vehicle development program -- continuing its strategy to eliminate its reliance on the Russian-made RD-180 rocket engine. The Launch Services Agreements RFP is designed to leverage commercial technology to meet national security space requirements through public-private partnerships with industry. The service intends to award up to three contracts to develop prototype vehicles and will then select two systems to compete for future Evolved...

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