As Congress works its way toward a final spending bill to fund the government in fiscal 2016, a fight is brewing over U.S. Air Force access to Russian-made RD-180 engines that launch the United Launch Alliance’s (ULA) Atlas V rocket into space. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee in charge of crafting the spending bill known as an omnibus appropriations bill, wants to allow the Air Force to use more RD-180s. “Senator Shelby is ...

REGISTER FOR FREE ACCESS (Valid Email Required)

Register now for free access to "Senators At Odds Over U.S. Air Force Access To RD-180 Engines" and other premium content selected daily by our editors. 

 

Current magazine subscribers: digital access to articles associated with your subscription are now included at no added charge to you. Simply use your subscriber email to log in to your account (or contact us for assistance in updating your account).
 
Current Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) enterprise and individual members: please go to http://awin.aviationweek.com for access.

 

Already registered? here.