The Defense Department said Aug. 24 that the Air Force awarded both Aerojet General Corp. and ATK Thiokol $49 million contracts apiece to help kick off "major" efforts to develop new or enhanced technologies in missile propulsion and related inspection systems and service-life assessment tools. The work follows the Pentagon's priority to transition new technologies into propulsion systems for a prompt global strike capability, a land-based strategic deterrent and an operationally ...

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