Russia Continues Supplying Rocket Engines to USA
The supply of Russian-made rocket engines to the USA has not experienced any disruptions despite tense relations between the two countries. This was announced by Capt. Chris Hoyler on Friday.
“United Launch Alliance received all the planned deliveries for the calendar year. All the engines in inventory can be used for government, civil and commercial launch missions,” Mr. Hoyler said.
It should be noted that US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel earlier ordered the Air Force to revise the principles of military-technical cooperation with Russia to reduce America’s dependence on Russian-made rocket engines.
“The Air Force continues to plan for contingencies in the event there is a disruption in the supply of RD-180 engines. The US Department of Defence is evaluating options to mitigate impacts, if the RD-180 supply is interrupted,” Mr. Hoyler concluded.