US Army orders MK90 propellant grains
BAE Systems will supply the US Army with additional MK90 propellant grains under a $69 million contract announced on 7 December.
The MK90 grain is the propulsion component of the MK66 rocket motor, which is the propulsion unit that powers the family of Hydra 70 rocket systems deployed on rotary- and fixed-wing aircraft.
Production on the grains will begin immediately and continue through to October 2018.
Reed McPeak, vice president and general manager of BAE Systems Ordnance Systems, said: ‘As one of the army’s trusted munitions providers, we are committed to supplying propellants to enable the safe and reliable delivery of munitions that successfully fulfil important missions and protect our warfighters.’
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