Ceasefire agreements signed with 15 more Syrian settlements — Russian Defense MinistryWorld October 22, 0:39
Russian State Duma speaker confirms readiness to meet PACE presidentRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 22, 0:15
Ukraine’s new anti-Russian sanctions to take effect on October 31World October 21, 21:22
Kremlin says Egypt’s rumored sale of Mistrals for $1 is ‘utter nonsense’Russian Politics & Diplomacy October 21, 21:13
Source: Mi-8 helicopter with 22 people onboard makes crash landing in YamalSociety & Culture October 21, 20:15
Source says 'Gray money' tax may cover up to 5 mln RussiansBusiness & Economy October 21, 20:07
UN Human Rights Council passes resolution on AleppoWorld October 21, 19:52
Russian Justice Ministry refuses to transfer jailed filmmaker to UkraineRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 21, 19:44
Brussels says Belgium’s position on Hassadjek village bombing remains unchangedWorld October 21, 19:30
MOSCOW, March 9. /TASS/. The US Orbital Sciences corporation will buy from Russia’s NPO Energomash research and production association eight more RD-181 engines for the US carrier rocket Antares, the Russian manufacturer reported on its website on Wednesday.
"The option has been exercised within the framework of the 2014 contract on the supply of the RD-181 liquid propellant engines for the first stages of the Antares carrier rockets," the report says.
Last year, NPO Energomash supplied four RD-181 engines to the foreign partners.
The company said previously it intended to produce four more RD-181 engines in 2016.
Russia’s NPO Energomash manufacturer also supplies to the United States the RD-180 engines that are used in the first stage of the Atlas V carrier rocket of the US consortium United Launch Alliance (established by Boeing and Lockheed Martin). It was announced in late 2015 that the sides concluded a contract on the supply of 20 more of these engines in the period until 2020.
The US Congress earlier imposed restrictions on the use of these Russian-made engines in the United States. The United Launch Alliance management said its available stock of RD-180 engines won’t suffice to fulfill all its obligations to commercial customers and simultaneously take part in government tenders in the upcoming three years.
To date, there have been 65 successful launches of Atlas V vehicles equipped with the RD-180 engines.