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Defense Department Awards X-Bow Systems $62M Solid Rocket Booster Delivery Contract

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Defense Department Awards X-Bow Systems $62M Solid Rocket Booster Delivery Contract

X-Bow Systems announced that it won a $64 million contract from the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Industrial Base Policy to provide solid rocket motors to the U.S. Army and the U.S. Navy.

X-Bow’s SRMs will provide boost propulsion for the Navy’s Conventional Prompt Strike hypersonic weapon and the Army’s Long-Range Hypersonic Weapon system. According to X-Bow, its solid rocket motors can be modified to meet specific missions, work with low overhead and maintenance costs and be delivered to customers in a short amount of time.

Work on the contract is expected to help increase rocket motor production capacity and drive down costs. Work will be performed in partnership with Dynetics and Karman Space & Defense, X-Bow Systems said.

The award follows another task the company secured from the U.S. military for solid rocket motor development and manufacturing.

In late September, the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory awarded X-Bow a three-year, $17.8 million contract for additive manufacturing support to the Rapid Energetics & Advanced Rocket Manufacturing program. Work under the contract supports the development of affordable SRM production equipment and reduces propellant production costs, both of which are within X-Bow’s areas of expertise.

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