Aerojet Rocketdyne has invested in modernizing facilities, equipment and processes to increase the production capacity for motors that will power a U.S. Army surface-to-surface munition system.
The rocket engine builder said Thursday it implemented X-ray technology as part of efforts to meet output growth expectations as the Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System motor supplier of Lockheed Martin.
Lockheed received multiple contract options worth a combined $520.8 million form the Army in October and November to manufacture GMLRS munitions, with funds coming from supplemental appropriations for the Department of Defense’s Ukraine security assistance.
Eileen Drake, president and CEO of Aerojet Rocketdyne, said the company has supplied “more than 35,000 solid rocket motors to support U.S. and allied warfighters in multiple conflicts.”
The engines used in GMLRS have a composite or a steel case.
Aerojet Rocketdyne agreed to be acquired by L3Harris Technologies in an approximately $4.7 billion cash deal that was first announced in December 2022.