Inside the Air Force - November 10, 2017

Conference report directs USAF to certify full-scale test of U.S. rocket engine

November 9, 2017 at 5:08 PM
Lawmakers are seeking to release the Air Force from restrictive policy barring the service from investing in launch technologies other than the engine, if the service validates that competitors in its Launch Services Agreement program have conducted a successful full-scale test of a domestic rocket engine. The fiscal year 2018 defense authorization conference report, released Nov. 9, adopts language from the House's version of the defense policy bill that limits Air Force spending on new launch vehicle technologies. However, it...

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