Aerojet tests Standard Missile-3 Throttleable Divert and Attitude Control System
SACRAMENTO, Calif., 1 Sept. 2011. Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE:GY) company, has completed a series of full-up system performance tests on its Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Blk IB Throttleable Divert and Attitude Control System (TDACS), thereby achieving key developmental milestones.
"These tests confirm the readiness of the TDACS for the upcoming critical flight test," explains Michael Bright, Aerojet's vice president of Missile Defense.
Aerojet’s engineers are developing the SM-3 Blk IIA TDACS, a planned missile-variant upgrade to the SM-3 Blk IB, while working on the SM-3 Blk IIB and delivering propulsion technologies to support the next generation of sea- and land-based U.S. missile defense capabilities, says a spokesperson.