Aerojet Rocketdyne Announces Expansion

By Arkansas Next PROS staff on Monday, October 15, 2018

The Air Force Research Laboratory's Edwards Research Site helped static-fire the third Aerojet Block B Solid Rocket Booster for the Atlas V system with parts made in East Camden.

Aerojet Rocketdyne, a leader in the development and manufacture of aerospace and defense products, plans to expand its southern Arkansas facility near Camden, where the company manufactures solid rocket motors and warheads critical to national defense.

It’s estimated that the expansion will create more than 140 jobs over the next three years and bring the total employee count to 900 at the facility.

The facility expansion will enable Aerojet to build large solid rocket motors that will provide propulsion for the Air Force’s Ground Based Strategic Deterrent, a new system that will replace aging Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missiles.