16 Nov, 2023, 16:50 ET
Funding expands X-Bow’s advanced manufactured solid rocket motor production capacity and the US industrial base
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Nov. 16, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — X-Bow Systems Inc (X-Bow), America’s low-cost hypersonics provider announced the close of an interim funding round led by Lockheed Martin Ventures the venture arm of Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT). Investors included, Crosslink Capital, Razor’s Edge Ventures, Balerion Spacen Ventures, Bravo Victor Venture Capital, and Capital Factory.
“This interim investment in X-Bow is part of Lockheed Martin’s strategy to add anti-fragility in the solid rocket motor industrial base by enabling new technology and affordability in this sector, not only for our products but for the U.S. industrial base as a whole,” said Chris Moran, vice president and general manager at Lockheed Martin Ventures.
The interim funding round further fulfils X-Bow’s matching requirements for its $60M STRATFI Program with AFWERX and the U.S. Airforce, selected earlier this year.
“X-Bow will apply these funds to its solid rocket motor technology and to completing the phase I build out of its ‘gigafactory’ style solid rocket motor campus,” said Jason Hundley, X-Bow CEO. ‘This new factory campus is commercially funded by X-Bow and its partnership with the Luling, TX Economic Development Corporation. Typically this type of solid rocket motor production capacity takes years and hundreds of millions of dollars of investment to develop. But we are completing our phase one in a matter of months at a fraction of the cost.”
ABOUT X-Bow Systems
X-Bow Systems is disrupting the aerospace industry with innovative and cost-effective additively manufactured energetics for the solid rocket motor and launch vehicle market. X-Bow is also designing and building a suite of modular solid rocket motors and small launch vehicles for both orbital and suborbital launch services. X-Bow is led by CEO Jason Hundley, Chairman Mark Kaufman, CTO Max Vozoff, CRO Maureen Gannon, General Counsel John Leary and a growing team of seasoned industry veterans and new space entrepreneurs. X-Bow is a privately held company with investment from Crosslink Capital, Razor’s Edge Ventures and Lockheed Martin Ventures. Headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico, X-Bow has additional presence in California, Alabama, Colorado, Texas, and Washington, DC. X-Bow is actively recruiting talented and determined individuals to join its team.
For more information visit www.xbowsystems.com.