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Rocket Shop℠ Defense Advanced Programs


The group leverages a highly-specialized workforce and state-of-the-art processes such as rapid prototyping and additive manufacturing to quickly and affordably develop new products focused on increasing national security.

Key Features

Differentiating Technologies for the Warfighter

  • Leader in propulsion technologies: ramjet, scramjet, rotating detonation, boosters, warheads, and electric power
  • Superior capability achieved through advanced solid and liquid propellants, materials and innovative design
  • Affordability and faster time-to-market achieved through additive manufacturing and rapid prototyping

Innovative Solutions for National Defense

  • Large and small rocket motors for next generation Sentinel Ground Based Strategic Deterrent and tactical systems
  • Supersonic and hypersonic propulsion for missiles and aircraft
  • Next generation missile defense against emerging threats
  • Advanced armaments and specialty warheads enabling selectable effects
  • Advanced concepts for rotating detonation engines, torpedo propulsion, and air/land/sea/undersea defense

Featured News

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Press release | 04. 18. 2024

L3Harris to Expand and Modernize Solid Rocket Motor Manufacturing in Virginia

L3Harris Technologies has entered into an agreement with Orange County, Virginia, to fund the expansion and modernization of the company’s site in the county. The effort is intended to increase solid rocket motor production while growing the company’s presence in the Commonwealth.

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Press release | 04. 18. 2024

L3Harris to Expand and Modernize Solid Rocket Motor Manufacturing in Virginia

Aerojet Rocketdyne's Advanced Scramjet Engine powers Hypersonic Vehicle Flight, partnering with DARPA, AFRL and Lockheed Martin team.

Press release | 02. 22. 2023

Aerojet Rocketdyne's Advanced Scramjet Engine Powers Hypersonic Vehicle Flight in Partnership with DARPA, AFRL, Lockheed Martin

Aerojet Rocketdyne’s Design Verification Test of the eSR-19

Press release | 10. 06. 2022

Aerojet Rocketdyne Tests Next Generation Large Solid Rocket Motor, Demonstrates Production Maturity of Modern Facilities

OpFires' variable-range second-stage motor enables payloads to defeat targets across the medium-range spectrum. Its launcher assembly loads onto fielded transportation vehicles with the push of a button.(Lockheed Martin Artist Concept)

Press release | 05. 05. 2022

Aerojet Rocketdyne Selected by Lockheed Martin to Power DARPA OpFires Missile

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Press release | 04. 06. 2022

Aerojet Rocketdyne’s Advanced Scramjet Engine Powers Successful Hypersonic Vehicle Flight

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