Aerojet Rocketdyne to Develop Prototype for Additive Manufacturing of Hypersonic Weapons

DoD awarded the L3 Harris company $22M to work on the prototype.
  • Defensemirror.com bureau
  • 06:25 AM, May 9, 2024
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Aerojet Rocketdyne to Develop Prototype for Additive Manufacturing of Hypersonic Weapons
Hypersonic weapon illustration @Aerojet Rocketdyne

Aerojet Rocketdyne has secured a $22 million contract from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to develop a prototype solution for the Growing Additive Manufacturing Maturity for Airbreathing Hypersonics (GAMMA-H) challenge.

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

According to the DoD, GAMMA-H aims to advance additive manufacturing techniques that can fulfill the propulsion performance and environmental demands of modern hypersonic airbreathing systems.

"Aerojet Rocketdyne will streamline multiple crucial steps of the end-to-end scramjet manufacturing process through the GAMMA-H contract, fostering schedule and cost efficiencies linked to a more cohesive supply chain," stated Aerojet Rocketdyne President Ross Niebergall. "Process optimization will enhance part yields and diminish processing steps, leading to accelerated production rates and reduced costs."

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