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Tyler Evans to Lead Aerojet RocketDyne’s ‘Rocket Shop’ Org; Paul Meyer Comments

Tyler Evans, formerly an executive director at Pratt & Whitney, has joined Aerojet Rocketdyne as vice president of the defense advanced programs unit. He will lead a business referred to by the company as the “Rocket Shop” and oversee changes to the process of developing new defense products, Aerojet Rocketdyne …

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NASA, Air Force Look to Ball Aerospace and Aerojet in ‘Green’ Satellite Fuel Push; Chris McLean Comments

Ball Aerospace and Aerojet Rocketdyne are working with the U.S. Air Force and NASA in an effort to use an environmentally friendly propellant for launch vehicles and spacecraft, Satellite Today reported Dec. 23. Caleb Henry writes the ‘Green Propellant Infusion Mission” will have its first space test in 2015, “scheduled …

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Brad Leland: Lockheed, Aerojet Rocketdyne Collaborate on Hypersonic Spy Plane Design

Lockheed Martin plans to develop a reconnaissance plane to fly six times faster than the speed of sound and have it in the demonstration phase by 2018, Aviation Week reported Nov. 1. Guy Norris writes the company’s Skunk Works division intends for the SR-72 to be the successor to the SR-71 Blackbird, …

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Mark Tucker Named Aerojet Rocketdyne Operations, Engineering SVP; Warren Boley Comments

Mark Tucker, a 30-year veteran of Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC), has been appointed senior vice president of operations and engineering at Aerojet Rocketdyne. He will lead initiatives to implement and integrate processes, systems engineering and affordability initiatives at Aerojet Rocketdyne’s 16 sites in the U.S., the company said Tuesday. Tucker will …

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Michael Steuert to Rejoin Fluor as CFO

Michael Steuert, who served as senior vice president and chief financial officer of Fluor (NYSE: FLR) from 2001 to 2012, has been appointed to re-assume the CFO post effective June 1. He will succeed Bruce Stanski, who will remain with the company to help analyze its investments and joint ventures …

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23 Firms Win Spots on $794M Navy Unmanned Undersea Vehicle R&D Support IDIQ

The U.S. Navy has awarded 23 companies positions on a potential five-year, $794.5 million contract to support the development and fabrication of unmanned undersea vehicles. The Defense Department said Monday the Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division received 28 offers for the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract that will run through July 2023. Contractors …

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VIDEO: OmegA: Northrop Grumman’s New Large-Class Rocket

Northrop Grumman has announced the name of the company’s new large-class rocket: OmegA. This all-American rocket, designed for the U.S. Air Force’s Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) program, will have a capacity of up to 10,100 kg to Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO) and up to 7,800 kg to Geostationary Equatorial …

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VIDEO: OmegA: Northrop Grumman’s New Large-Class Rocket

Northrop Grumman has announced the name of the company’s new large-class rocket: OmegA. This all-American rocket, designed for the U.S. Air Force’s Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) program, will have a capacity of up to 10,100 kg to Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO) and up to 7,800 kg to Geostationary Equatorial …

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