Casey Kristin Frye
Jan 30, 2012

General Dynamics awarded contract by Aerojet for Standard Missile-3 Control Actuators

General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems has received a contract for the design and production of electromagnetic control actuators for Aerojet's Throttleable Divert and Attitude Control System (TDACS) in support of the Standard Missile 3 (SM-3) Block IIA missile interceptor. General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems is a business unit of General Dynamics. The SM-3 Block IIA missile is the latest element of the Missile Defense Agency's Phased Adaptive Approach to regional missile defense.  It is a ship-based missile, carried aboard Aegis-equipped ships, with expanded range and capability over previous Block IA and Block IB missiles. General Dynamics will design and produce actuators for the SM-3 Block IIA that provide pintle movement for control of the SM-3's kinetic warhead's TDACS.