Aerojet Rocketdyne secures $22M funding for ‘Powder-in, Engine-out’ hypersonic propulsion project

May 15, 2024

Aerojet Rocketdyne has been awarded a $22 million Other Transaction Agreement (OTA) contract from the Department of Defense (DoD) Manufacturing Technology Program (Courtesy Aerojet Rocketdyne)
Aerojet Rocketdyne has been awarded a $22 million Other Transaction Agreement (OTA) contract from the Department of Defense (DoD) Manufacturing Technology Program (Courtesy Aerojet Rocketdyne)

Aerojet Rocketdyne, an L3Harris Technologies company, has been awarded a $22 million Other Transaction Agreement (OTA) contract from the Department of Defense (DoD) Manufacturing Technology Program. The contract was awarded through the Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane to develop a prototype solution for the Growing Additive Manufacturing Maturity for Airbreathing Hypersonics (GAMMA-H) challenge.

The GAMMA-H programme is part of the DoD’s ongoing efforts to expand current processes to manufacture hypersonic weapons components.

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According to the DoD, GAMMA-H will contribute toward advancing Additive Manufacturing processes that can affordably meet the propulsion performance and environmental requirements that modern hypersonic airbreathing systems demand.

“Aerojet Rocketdyne will consolidate several essential steps of the end-to-end scramjet manufacturing process under the GAMMA-H contract, which will provide schedule and cost efficiencies associated with a less fragmented supply chain,” said Aerojet Rocketdyne President Ross Niebergall.

“Optimising processes will increase part yields and reduce the number of processing steps, resulting in higher production velocity and lower cost,” concluded Niebergall.

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