USAF Awards Additional Booster Maturation Contracts

USAF_Space_Missile_Systems_CenterBoeing and Arctic Slope Technical Services (ASTS) are the latest awardees under a U.S. Air Force program to mature booster technology.

The Space and Missile Systems Center (SMSC) awarded Boeing a contract worth $6,193,737.  ASTS received a contract worth $3,690,389.

The contract announcements do not specify the nature of the work involved. The contracts are part of a broad agency announcement focused on advanced materials and material manufacturing and development.

The overall goal is to fund technologies that will allow the nation to transition away from using Russian-produced RD-180 rocket engines on United Launch Alliance’s Atlas V booster.

SMSC has awarded nine contracts worth nearly $27.6 million under the announcement.  The center expects to award up to $32 million in contracts.

Boeing$  6,193,737
Aerojet Rocketdyne$ 6,003,668
Northrop Grumman$ 5,465,705
Arctic Slope Technical Services$ 3,690,389
ATK Launch Systems Inc.$  3,125,810
Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering$    935,696
Tanner Research$    902,507
Moog Inc.$    728,337
Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering$    545,860