GenCorp (GY -0.4%) subsidiary Aerojet Rocketdyne says that it successfully conducted its Throttling Divert and Attitude Control System Critical Design Review for the Standard Missile-3 Block IIA guided missile program.
The SM-3 program is managed by the Missile Defense Agency with Raytheon Missile Systems (RTN -0.4%) as the prime contractor.
The SM-3 Block IIA TDACS is being developed at Aerojet Rocketdyne's Sacramento facility, where the SM-3 Block IB TDACS also is produced.
SM-3 Block IIA guided missile is being developed in cooperation with Japan's Ministry of Defense, and uses hit-to-kill technology to destroy targets. It's designed to engage threat ballistic missiles outside of the Earth's atmosphere during the mid-course phase of an incoming missile.