In the USA it is planned to send six rocket engines RD-180

In 2020 the U.S. plans to send six RD-180 engines for use on space launch vehicles Atlas-5.

In the materials posted on the procurement website, States that “Energomash” I intend to insure for the year, motor transportation of rocket motors from Khimki, where is “Energomash”, the Sheremetyevo airport, RIA Novosti reported.

In 2019 in the United States was also supplied six RD-180 engines used on the first stage of the rocket Atlas. Only the Americans sent 119 engines, and the first was delivered in 1999. The latest contracts signed until 2021.

the head of the company SpaceX Elon Musk has called the RD-180 is great from the point of view of the design. “It’s a shame that Boeing and Lockheed need to use a Russian engine on the Atlas, but the engine design is great,” he said.

In August last year it was reported that these engines, which are exported to USA, can buy India.