Aerojet Rocketdyne Opens New Facility

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September 13, 2019 | Originally published by Date Line: September 13 on

Aerojet Rocketdyne has opened a new advanced manufacturing center to produce rocket propulsion products for missile defense programs.

The 136,000-square-foot facility in Huntsville, AL, was declared operational in June, according to the company. It will be used to produce hardware for military programs such as the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system, or THAAD.

Additionally, the “Aerojet Rocketdyne team in Huntsville is developing the propulsion elements that could support the nation’s Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent and developing the boosters for the next generation of hypersonic weapons,” Eileen Drake, the company’s CEO and president, said in a statement.