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Showing posts with label Russian-made rocket engines. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Russian-made rocket engines. Show all posts

Monday, July 23, 2018

Why U.S. taxpayers are sending $540 million to a Russian defense company: Russian Rocket Engines


People are apparently upset that we’re giving Russia money for rocket engines


Article Excerpt: "... Why U.S. taxpayers are sending $540 million to a Russian defense company controlled (both politically and financially) by Vladimir Putin at time when Russian actions have increased tensions between the two nations is a bit complicated. A politically well-connected joint venture between Boeing and Lockheed Martin, two aerospace and defense contracting giants, currently builds rockets that are contracted with the Air Force for satellite launch missions. United Launch Alliance, as the venture is known, uses Russian engines in its Atlas V rocket..."


Reference: hotair.com

MORE READING: Russian rocket builder may have replaced special alloys with cheap metals; ARS Technica; Jan. 26, 2017.