Anduril Industries, a defense technology company, and Adranos, a manufacturer of solid rocket motors, have announced the completion of Anduril’s acquisition of Adranos. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Through this acquisition, Anduril will become a merchant supplier of solid rocket motors to prime contractors delivering missiles, hypersonics and other propulsion systems for some of the Department of Defense’s most important programs. Anduril’s entrance to the market as a supplier will bring more resources and competition to an industry facing heavy consolidation, expand the industrial supply base, and provide increased velocity for development and production of solid rocket motors, which are critical to replenishing allied stockpiles of munitions and maintaining credible deterrence.

Founded in 2015, Adranos has refined an approach to the development of solid rocket motors that meets the evolving challenges of modern warfare. Adranos invented a proprietary aluminum-lithium alloy fuel called ALITEC that can produce up to a 40% range increase in solid rocket motors, while saving costs. The company has also devised an advanced manufacturing process for developing solid rocket motors that is significantly faster and more efficient than techniques used by legacy solid rocket motor manufacturers.

Anduril will bring critical resources toward developing the Adranos Solid Rocket Complex production facility in Mississippi into a modern manufacturing facility, which will increase output of both standard and ALITEC solid rocket motors to thousands per year at much faster lead times than currently available.

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