The States will have to use the RD-180 ten years

Replace the Russian rocket engines RD-180 in the United States will not be at least until 2030, according to analysts.

the Search for alternatives began in the U.S. in 2015 after Moscow’s response to anti-Russian sanctions Washington, said in a report prepared for Congress. However, the desired performance will be played much later than 2030.

the RD-180 is used as part of the American rockets family Atlas to strategically important launches, RIA Novosti reported.

National Interest wrote that by law the US air force needs to abandon the RD-180. But until 2024, this is not worth waiting.