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Aerojet Rocketdyne Opens New, State-of-the-Art Chem Lab for Testing Inert and Energetic Solid Rocket Motor Materials

Aerojet Rocketdyne
Nov 27, 2023 | 1 Minute Read

Camden, Ark. Aerojet Rocketdyne, an L3Harris Technologies company, has opened a new 5,200 sq. ft. materials chemical testing laboratory at its Camden, Arkansas, site, resulting in increased testing capability, reduced costs and safer operations.

The new facility increases floor space, enhances safety by eliminating the need to manually move pressurized gas cylinders, adds an upgraded HVAC system for better airflow, and increases the number of tensile testing stations by 50 percent.

"We continue to invest in new and efficient facilities and innovative technologies and materials to enhance our ability to provide reliable, affordable propulsion to our industry customers and the Department of Defense," said Tyler Evans, President of Aerojet Rocketdyne's Missile Solutions sector. "With greater testing capability at reduced costs, this new facility improves Camden's operational efficiency and supports the site's ability to meet its growing capacity needs."

The Camden laboratory supports inert and energetic program testing requirements for the site's defense programs. The facility also supports testing of raw materials for quality conformance and shelf life extension.

"We are excited to build on Camden's 40-year commitment to our customers to ensure the best qualification and testing of our rocket motor products," noted Chandra Hooker, Camden's Site Director.