Aerojet Rocketdyne Coleman Aerospace

Recent Press Releases

  • On February 24, 2017, Aerojet Rocketdyne Coleman Aerospace unveiled its new Space Coast Integration & Test Facility at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station - press release.
  • On February 22, 2017, Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. announced its intention to acquire Coleman Aerospace. Please read our press release.

AR Coleman Aerospace's Missile Defense Mission

AR Coleman AerospaceAerojet Rocketdyne (AR) Coleman Aerospace is an innovative systems engineering and integration provider. Both a prime contractor and subcontractor, AR Coleman designs and produces sophisticated ballistic missiles as replicas of Scuds and other global missile defense threats. AR Coleman provides a variety of suborbital launch vehicles, payloads, and launch services. Since the award of the Theater Missile Defense (TMD) Targets contract in 1992, AR Coleman has conducted over 25 target missile missions.

Several of AR Coleman's ground launch missions demonstrated new capabilities and/or launch sites. These include atmospheric reentry targets and radar experiments. Our success has fostered company growth and expansion into air launched targets.

AR Coleman's air launch capability allows the launch of missiles or rockets from cargo aircraft, anywhere in the world, at any azimuth/orbit inclination.


AR Coleman Aerospace's engineering department specializes in disciplines such as Systems, Aerodynamics/Aerothermal, Electrical, Mechanical, and Software. The engineering department conducts studies and analyses, develops concept definition and design as well as detailed design, analysis, and documentation. Our engineering staff is also responsible for creating and testing systems and subsystems. AR Coleman has experience in launch services and technical field support.

AR Coleman's manufacturing processes include automated circuit card assembly, precision inspection capability, airframe structures, cables/harnesses, chassis, pneumatics, RF cabling, and foam molding.  

AR Coleman provides Aerojet Rocketdyne with the potential to enter the small-to-medium space launch market as a prime contractor by leveraging AR Coleman’s vehicle integration expertise and Aerojet Rocketdyne’s propulsion capabilities. Subsystems are reentry vehicles, guidance, navigation and control systems, telemetry systems, aerospace structures, aerodynamic deceleration systems, and support equipment.

Advanced Programs

In addition to the sophisticated ballistic missile industry, AR Coleman Aerospace also specializes in Advanced Programs.

AR Coleman Aerospace applies its diverse engineering talents with two decades of suborbital launch system experience to design of systems, equipment, and processes for space launch, missile defense, commercial transportation, homeland security, and environmental protection and remediation.


Quick links to other pages for Aerojet Rocketdyne Coleman Aerospace: