U.S. aims to fund alternative to Russian rocket engine in 2016

US Defense Acquisition Chief Frank Kendall speaks to journalists at a news conference at the 2014 Farnborough International Airshow in Farnborough, southern EnglandDefense Undersecretary Frank Kendall, the Pentagon’s chief weapons buyer, said Russia’s aggression in Ukraine had clearly increased concerns about America’s dependence on Russia-built RD-180 rocket engines that power the heavy-lift Atlas 5 rockets used to carry U.S. “The situation has changed with events in Ukraine.

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