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In the Pentagon race for ammo, legacy explosives can be upgraded too

By Craig Hooper / Forbes / March 29, 2023 If there is an industrial sector that is ripe for innovation, America’s long-neglected munitions industrial base is it. Largely ignored since the mid-1950s, the U.S. energetics industry—the foundation of every explosive device in the military—has withered away, suffering from customer disinterest, an ever-growing regulatory load, and

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Fast company: Work accelerates to develop US Navy hypersonics

By Michael Fabey / Janes / Feb 17, 2023 US Navy (USN) Secretary Carlos Del Toro has made it clear that putting hypersonic capabilities onto fleet assets ranks at the top of his immediate to-do list. “I’m going to put as much resources, as much tension, and as much intellectual capacity in my management team

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Defense & Aerospace Daily Podcast: Building a Better Rocket Propellant with Dr. Wes Naylor

On this episode of the Defense & Aerospace Report Daily Podcast, host Vago Muradian interviews Dr. Wes Naylor, retired US Navy captain and CEO of Helicon Chemical, who is developing a drop-in-ready, upgraded propellant binder that will improve the performance of missiles, rockets, aerospace propulsion systems and munitions for government and commercial customers.   Muradian:  Welcome to

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