Rocketdyne Acquires Spacecraft Component Firm

Canoga Park-based Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne said Tuesday that it has acquired ARDE, Inc., a manufacturer of high performance spacecraft and missile propulsion components. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne develops rocket engines for the space shuttle, the Atlas and Delta launch vehicles, missile defense, and other applications. ARDE is located in Carlstadt, New Jersey.