“Roscosmos” sells rocket engines to the United States, where they ispolzuyutsya for launches of spacecraft in the interests of the Pentagon, the statements RIA Novosti correspondent member of Russian Academy of cosmonautics named after Tsiolkovsky Andrei Ionin.
The expert commented on the April statement of the General Director of Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin, who explained the reluctance of the Corporation to cooperate with the company SpaceX to the fact that the latter supports the Pentagon.
“These allegations can be presented to all, for example, Boeing and Lockheed Martin, which "Roskosmos" sells rocket engines. Or to "Roskosmos", the share of state defense orders in production which reaches 40-50 percent. And that’s okay, because "Roskosmos" decides both civil and military orders,” said Jonas.
In April, Northrop Grumman Corporation has released on YouTube a promotional video heavy stealth strategic bomber B-2 Spirit, which boasted the bombing of Iraq, Afghanistan, Serbia and Libya.
In the same month, the Falcon 9 rocket SpaceX is using the Merlin family engines for the first time in the number of starts has bypassed the media Alliance Atlas V United Launch Alliance, receiving Russian power unit of the RD-180, has repeatedly called one of the most reliable and efficient in the world.
In March, the company Lockheed Martin has delivered the 500th serial fighter of the fifth generation F-35 Lightning II.
In January 2018 in interview “news” the General Director Scientifically-production Association (NPO) “Energomash” Igor Arbuzov acknowledged that his company is in a strong financial dependence on the U.S. orders. According to him, export contracts for more than half of the revenues of NGOs, while the rest is in order. Abugov said that the main revenues of the company is the supply of rocket engines in the United States, the RD — 180 to the United Launch Alliance (a joint company of Boeing and Lockheed Martin) and the RD-181 for Northrop Grumman.
Lockheed Martin, Boeing and Northrop Grumman are leading the American military-industrial companies. Rocket engines Rd-180 and RD-181, which Russia supplies USA, are used to make rockets, that run not only civil, but also military spacecraft.