Oct 07 2009
Aerojet, a GenCorpcompany, announced today that the company has successfully tested a bi-propellant liquid rocket divert thruster applicable to the Early Intercept Divert and Attitude Control System (DACS). Both altitude and sea level tests were conducted as a risk reduction effort for the Early Intercept DACS.
Early Intercept is being developed as part of the Missile Defense Agency’s Ballistic Missile Defense System to rapidly respond to the growing ballistic missile threat. The successful test highlights Aerojet‘s leading role in providing reliable propulsion solutions for both MDA and U.S. military services. “This test is a further testament to the innovation and reliability of Aerojet’s propulsion products,” said Aerojet‘s Vice President of Defense Systems, Dick Bregard.
Aerojet supports the next generation of sea- and land-based U.S. missile defense capabilities by providing reliable, low-risk propulsion technologies. In addition to the current production of the Exo-Atmospheric Vehicle (EKV) DACS, the MK 72 and MK 104 rocket motors and Terminal High Altitude Air Defense (THAAD) boosters, Aerojet is developing the solid rocket Throttleable Divert and Attitude Control Systems (TDACS) for SM-3 Blocks IB and IIA, the planned missile variant upgrades to the current SM-3 Block IA.