by Staff Writers
Huntsville AL (SPX) Jun 06, 2011
Teledyne Technologies reports that its subsidiary, Teledyne Brown Engineering, Inc., in Huntsville, Ala., has signed a letter of agreement to form a strategic alliance with Aerojet - General Corporation, to manufacture and assemble liquid rocket engines.
The agreement states that Teledyne Brown and Aerojet will cooperatively develop, manufacture and market liquid propellant rocket engines for customers such as NASA and other aerospace companies.
Under the agreement, the companies will pursue contracts for the manufacture of liquid rocket engines for NASA through the Space Launch System program as well as for other customers. It is anticipated that as a result of this work, a potential 1,400 additional jobs could be brought to the Northern Alabama and California areas.
"We are very pleased to partner with Aerojet, a world leader in liquid rocket engine technology," said Rex D. Geveden, president, Teledyne Brown Engineering.
"The combination of Aerojet's leadership in engine design and production and Teledyne's experience with complex engineered systems and advanced manufacturing creates a strong, unchallengeable offering to customers."
Aerojet's President and CEO Scott Seymour agreed, "Aerojet is excited to enter into this agreement with Teledyne Brown Engineering. A contract awarded to our partnership will enable significant growth in the Huntsville area, both in terms of personnel and revenue."
Teledyne Brown, with more than 600,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing space, specializes in the engineering and manufacture of complex systems for commercial energy, aerospace, and defense markets.
In the space market, Teledyne Brown has produced flight hardware, experiments, ground support equipment, spacecraft prototypes and engine components for space vehicles.
This year, the company opened the Advanced Turbine Manufacturing Center (ATMC) which currently produces about 200 turbine engines each year for the JASSM and Harpoon cruise missile programs. The ATMC will also be used for unmanned aerial vehicle and liquid propulsion programs.
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