Pentagon insists on extending operation of Russian RD-180 rocket engine up to 2022


US Department of Defense asked the Congress to extend up to 2022 operation of Russian-built RD-180 rocket engines for launching military and intelligence satellites into orbit, General John Hyten, head of US Air Force Space Command, told journalists on Tuesday.

The Pentagon made an official request to make amendments to legislation adopted last December stipulating that the Russian RD-180 engine will be replaced by US analogues starting from 2019. The US Department of Defense insists on expanding the operation terms of RD-180 engines for four years, Hyten added.


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