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Aerojet Rocketdyne Teams with Indian Head Naval Surface Warfare Center to Maximize Solid Rocket Motor Domestic Production

INDIAN HEAD, Md., Jan. 8, 2024 – Aerojet Rocketdyne, an L3Harris Technologies [NYSE:LHX] company, and Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Division (NSWC IHD) have signed a multi-year agreement to increase production for solid rocket motors for key national defense programs.

“This agreement offers a reliable supply chain solution to our nation’s solid rocket motor production needs,” said Ross Niebergall, President, Aerojet Rocketdyne. “Working in coordination with our government partners, we’re increasing our production capability to meet today’s growing demand and to prepare for any surge in support of near peer conflicts.”

The ten-year agreement lays the foundation for an innovative public-private partnership with the U.S. Navy to meet the demand surge for solid rocket motors necessary to fulfill urgent national security needs, establishing a pathway for NSWC Indian Head to become a qualified partner with Aerojet Rocketdyne to perform certain motor manufacturing processes.

“The Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Division has repeatedly answered the call and supplied our warfighters with the best weapons, tools and equipment needed to win the fight and bring them home safely. The signing of this P3 Agreement is further proof of that,” said Capt. Steve Duba, Commanding Officer, NSWC IHD. “I am proud of the strategic work being done to strengthen the arsenal and meet the Navy’s demand signal.”

“NSWC IHD is the Navy’s Arsenal, and as such, has a rich history of advancing state of the art and providing comparative advantage to naval munitions and naval warfighting capability,” said Ashley Johnson, Technical Director, NSWC IHD. “This partnership will only bolster that capability through the production of solid rocket motors.”

For more than 80 years, Aerojet Rocketdyne has provided trusted, innovative propulsion to the United States and its allies. From supporting America’s earliest solid-fueled strategic missiles to powering tactical and air defense missiles that protect the nation’s warfighters and allies today, Aerojet Rocketdyne has a strong legacy of proven solid rocket motor propulsion.

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