The U.S. government’s answer to the reliance on Russian-made rocket engines may not come in the form of a traditional Pentagon-developed program, says the military deputy to the Air Force’s top acquisition official. Rather, it may come from the kind of private investment put forward by United Launch Alliance (ULA) and Blue Origin earlier this fall. ULA is helping to underwrite the cost of Blue Origin’s development of the BE-4 engine as a replacement to the Russian-built ...

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