Office of Naval Research Awards Aerojet Rocketdyne Contract to Develop Advanced Torpedo Propulsion System
“Aerojet Rocketdyne began developing torpedo propulsion systems in the early 1950s,” said
Phase I of the TAPS program, which could last up to 24 months with options, will explore increasing the efficiency of the Otto-fueled engine that currently powers the MK48. If awarded, Phase II of the program would include integrated full-scale system testing in an MK48 propulsion section.
“Aerojet Rocketdyne is committed to serving the needs of the Navy’s undersea warfighters, and this project is a key part of our ongoing power and propulsion support,” said Vice President of Rocket Shop℠ Defense Advanced Programs Tyler Evans. “We intend to leverage our advanced technology and modern manufacturing techniques to enhance the efficiency of the MK48.”
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This work has been supported by ONR: N00014-18-C-2002.
Source: Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc.