Russia Threatens To Halt Critical Rocket Engine Exports To The U.S.

Oops – maybe bombing Damascus wasn’t such a good idea after all.

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Despite earlier reported hopes that Putin seeks a deal with Trump, as opposed to escalating tensions, it appears Russia is planniong to do just that.

Last Friday (the 13th), just before the US, UK and France launched 105 Tomahawk missiles at Syria, we noted  that as part of Russian countermeasures against US sanctions, it could halt titanium exports to the US, critical for the production of Boeing airplanes, which promptly sent Boeing’s stock lower. 

As it turns out Russia has leverage not only over the biggest US exporter of airplanes and military equipment:  what piqued our interest, is the United States Department of Defense (DoD) dependency on Russian-manufactured rocket engines to launch military satellites into low Earth orbit (LEO).

Pentagon officials have previously stated their space programs will not migrate to American-built rocket engines until at least 2024, with some analysts forecasting the reliance on Russian-made parts through 2028…

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6 thoughts on “Russia Threatens To Halt Critical Rocket Engine Exports To The U.S.

  1. Oh dear what ever will we do?

    Why the hell does any country deal with any other country, it seems like we ALL hate each other…
    But on the other side of this house we call Earth, there is only one bed. *** yeah, all these governments sleep together in the same bed, like husband and wife. There are disagreements every now and then, but in the morning, coffee and breakfast is always waiting.
    ~eer

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