solid rocket motors
Boeing and Northrop Grumman initially had been expected to compete the rocket motor work between Orbital and Aerojet. With Orbital under Northrop Grumman ownership, that type of competition would not be possible.
A new market for super high-speed weapons is fueling investments in rocket engine technologies.
The U.S. Air Force’s space acquisition arm made six of a planned eight major contract awards in 2014.