United Launch Alliance (ULA) announced today that it has contracted with Maynard Inc., in Wichita, Kan., to supply components for its Atlas V rocket. The Atlas V rocket has launched 90 times with payloads for the Department of Defense, NASA and commercial customers.
“I had the opportunity to visit Wichita recently and meet with current and potential suppliers,” said Tory Bruno, ULA president and CEO. “I was very impressed with Wichita, the depth of history in the aerospace industry and access to a highly qualified workforce. I want to tap into those unique and diverse skills as we continue our legacy as the nation’s premier launch services provider.”
Maynard will be adding to ULA’s diverse network of suppliers providing fabricated and machined parts. Their talented and committed workforce will add to ULA’s first in class launch and schedule capability meeting our customers’ needs and ULA’s best value.
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“We look forward to working with the team at Maynard as we begin this new work in support of our Atlas V program,” said Bruno.
ULA is no stranger to the tremendous aerospace suppliers of the great state of Kansas. Currently ULA works with 15 suppliers and as our launch demand grows we continue to look for new and talented suppliers to meet our stringent requirements.
With more than a century of combined heritage, ULA is the nation’s most experienced and reliable launch service provider. ULA has successfully delivered more than 140 missions to orbit that aid meteorologists in tracking severe weather, unlock the mysteries of our solar system, provide critical capabilities for troops in the field, deliver cutting-edge commercial services and enable GPS navigation.
Source: United Launch Alliance
Date: Dec 20, 2021
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