“Return to the passed” (The Pentagon: No Russian RD-180 rocket our stay on Earth)

The Pentagon intends to persuade Congress to postpone the abandonment of purchases Russian RD-180. One of the arguments is the need to review in this case, the construction of rockets. This was announced by the Commander of the Center for Space and Missile Systems, Air Force Lt. Gen. Samuel Graves.

“Extreme option for us -. It if we have to just change the engines will have to be to watch what they are compatible not only with the first, but the second stage (rocket -. RT). This can be done, but this is not the way that we recommend to the Congress, and we hope to convince Congress this year (not to abandon the RD-180 -. RT) … If we will not be able to fly at the RD-180 missiles will remain in the world “- quoted by Tass Graves.

Earlier, a proposal to stop purchasing Russian engines for missiles made by the head of the US Senate Committee on Armed Services Committee John McCain and Rep Kevin McCarthy.

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