Aerojet Rocketdyne Awarded DARPA Contract to Design Advanced OpFires Propulsion System
- Contract leverages company’s expertise in hypersonic technology
- Goal is to develop a mobile, long-range weapon that could engage time-sensitive targets
- Design work could lead to hardware development and testing
DARPA’s Operational Fires, or OpFires, program seeks to develop a mobile missile system that would be capable of delivering a variety of tactical payloads to different ranges that could rapidly and precisely engage time-sensitive targets. The program will leverage and integrate ongoing investments being made in hypersonic tactical boost glide vehicles.
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The first phase of the OpFires program is focused on the design and development of an advanced solid rocket motor and is valued at
OpFires is intended to address the U.S. military’s requirement for a long-range tactical missile capable of penetrating enemy air defenses to engage high-value, time-sensitive targets. The system would be rapidly deployable, flexible and fit within existing ground force infrastructure.
Source: Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc.