Northrop Grumman Next Generation Interceptor Solid Rocket Motor Delivered for First Static Test Fire
Northrop Grumman's Next Generation Interceptor has arrived at Arnold Air Force Base for full-scale static test fire in early 2024. (Photo Credit: Northrop Grumman) 

TULLAHOMA, Tenn. – March 7, 2024 – (PHOTO RELEASE) Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) delivered its Next Generation Interceptor (NGI) Stage Three solid rocket motor (SRM) to Arnold Air Force Base ahead of schedule for a full static fire test in early 2024. The SRMs will help power the NGI booster, and data from the static test will help anchor NGI’s solid rocket motors ballistic predictions, informing other SRM designs before entering qualification testing.  

Northrop Grumman has rapidly moved beyond designs to hardware, motors and systems for its NGI solution to lower the risk for the Missile Defense Agency. The company will complete additional full-scale static test firings for each of its NGI SRMs in 2024 to provide comprehensive data to support its All-up Round design expected later this year.

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