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Orbital ATK, Northrop, Aerojet Rocketdyne to Help Build US Rocket Engines

rocket-launchTYSONS CORNER, VA, December 30, 2015 — Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA), Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) and Aerojet Rocketdyne will help research efforts to build a U.S. counterpart of the Russian RD-180 engine under U.S. Air Force contracts worth $14.5 million combined, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday.

SpaceNews reported Monday the work of the three companies will focus on cost-saving propulsion components and new materials for the future rocket engine, which the Air Force will use for national security satellite launches.

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