On Aug. 16, 2022, Aerojet Rocketdyne officially opened its Center of Excellence for Undersea Propulsion to support the U.S. Navy's next generation torpedoes.
An industry first in the U.S., the facility will be used to produce the innovative undersea propulsion known as Stored Chemical Energy Propulsion System (SCEPS) and the entire torpedo afterbody.
Aerojet Rocketdyne independently funded the facility modernization, located at the company's Coleman Aerospace subsidiary in Orlando, FL. The company will manufacture SCEPS boilers, produce tail cones and fully assemble the torpedo afterbody.
The new manufacturing facility will be used to support production for existing Aerojet Rocketdyne contracts, including the MK 54 MOD 2 Advanced Lightweight Torpedo prototype.
Aerojet bought Coleman Aerospace from L3 Technologies in 2017 for some $15 million.