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Aerojet Rocketdyne Taps Former Orbital ATK Exec Mohammed Khan as Defense SVP; Eileen Drake Comments

Aerojet Rocketdyne has hired Mohammed Khan Jr., formerly vice president for government, commercial and international space systems initiatives at Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA), to serve as senior VP of the Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings (NYSE: AJRD) subsidiary’s new defense business unit. Khan will report to CEO and President Eileen Drake and oversee company programs with its …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Agrees to Buy L3’s Coleman Aerospace Subsidiary; Eileen Drake Comments

Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings (NYSE: AJRD) has agreed to acquire L3 Technologies‘ (NYSE: LLL) Coleman Aerospace business for $15 million cash in a push to expand the former’s systems engineering and mission analysis expertise. Coleman Aerospace will be renamed “Aerojet Rocketdyne Coleman Aerospace Inc.” upon closure of the deal and is forecast to generate nearly $40 million in …

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Orbital ATK Opens West Virginia-Based Tactical Rocket Motor Production Facilities

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 2, 2016 — Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) has opened multiple facilities in Rocket Center, West Virginia, to produce advanced tactical propulsion systems, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The company said Wednesday the facilities, located at the Allegany Ballistics Laboratory, are built to help address a demand for insensitive munitions rocket motors in the defense …

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Lockheed-Boeing JV Rocket Carries Orbital ATK-Built Satellites to Space

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Aug. 22, 2016 — A joint venture of Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Boeing (NYSE: BA) collaborated with the U.S. Air Force to launch the latest Geosynchronous Space Situational Awareness Program satellites built by Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA), ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The Air Force said Friday the launch aboard United …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne to Consolidate 6 Business Units Into Defense, Space Organizations

Aerojet Rocketdyne (NYSE: AJRD) will combine its six business units into defense and space organizations as part of a corporate reorganization effort. The company said Monday the future senior vice presidents of Aerojet Rocketdyne Inc.‘s defense and space businesses will report directly to Eileen Drake,  president and CEO of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings. …

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USAF Awards ULA $373M Contract Modification for Rocket Production Services

United Launch Alliance has been awarded a $373.3 million contract modification by the U.S. Air Force to provide launch vehicle production services for two National Reconnaissance Office rockets. The Defense Department said Thursday that ULA will support the configurations of a Delta IV Heavy and an Atlas V 421 for the agency. ULA will perform work through Jan. 30, 2019, …

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MBDA to Help Market BAE High-Precision Rockets in Europe

TYSONS CORNER, VA September 21, 2015 — European missile systems integrator MBDA will sell BAE Systems APKWS laser-guided systems in the region under a collaboration agreement with the company’s U.S. subsidiary, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. David Harrold, director of precision guidance solutions at BAE Systems Inc., said Wednesday the move is part …

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Boeing, Lockheed Reject ULA Acquisition Bid From Aerojet Rocketdyne; Chris Chadwick Comments

Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) have agreed to turn down Aerojet Rocketdyne‘s (NYSE: AJRD) $2 billion cash offer to acquire United Launch Alliance, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. Andy Pasztor writes Aerojet Rocketdyne was not given access to the Boeing-Lockheed joint venture’s books before the rocket …

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Eileen Drake: Aerojet Rocketdyne Sells Energy Portfolio to Gas Technology Institute

The Gas Technology Institute has bought the energy assets of Aerojet Rocketdyne (NYSE: AJRD) with the intent to accelerate the development of energy efficiency products for government and commercial sectors. Eileen Drake, Aerojet Rocketdyne president and CEO, said Monday the company decided to divest its energy business to focus on the …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne to Build Thruster, Power Systems for US 2020 Mars Rover

Aerojet Rocketdyne has been awarded contracts from NASA and the U.S. Energy Department to develop thruster propulsion and electrical power systems for a rover that is slated to launch in 2020. The contract with NASA calls for the company to produce 16 thrusters that are similar to the ones used …

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