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Shortages and Risks to the U.S. Energetic Materials Supply Chain

  Defense Systems Information Analysis Center (DSIAC) staff conducted research on the U.S. energetic materials supply chain and provided links to a Government Accounting Office report that describes what the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)…


Aerojet Rocketdyne Opens New Facility

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,

Army Tests Extended-Range Rockets

The Army recently conducted an extended-range demonstration for the guided multiple launch rocket system, or GMLRS, and two 155-mm cannon artillery precision munitions, according to a service news release. The Army is prioritizing long-range precision fires as part of its strategy to prepare for a future fight against a near-peer competitor. During a limited-range test,

New Hybrid Energy Method Could Fuel the Future of Rockets, Spacecraft for Exploration

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Graphene, a new material with applications in biomedical technology, electronics, composites, energy, and sensors, may soon help send rockets to space. A new propellant formulation method to use graphene foams – material used in electronics, optics, and energy devices – to power spacecraft is being developed in Purdue University’s Maurice J.