Aerojet Completes OpFires Full-Scale Static Test

DARPA has released this rendering of an Operational Fires missile, including a two-stage booster and a shrouded payload.
Credit: DARPA
A concept for a variable-range, hypersonic missile got a boost last month by a successful, full-scale test of a new Aerojet Rocketdyne solid rocket motor, the company announced June 21. The static test at sea level at Redstone Arsenal in Alabama demonstrated the throttleable motor funded by Phase 2...

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