Interagency Propulsion Committee
JANNAF MISSION AND SCOPE
JANNAF focuses on the technology, development, and production capabilities for all types of propulsion systems and energetics for tactical, strategic and missile defense rockets and missiles, for space boost and orbit transfer, for in-space propulsion, and for gun systems. JANNAF will provide a forum for discussion of propulsion issues, challenges, and opportunities across the Military Departments, Defense Agencies and NASA.
HISTORY OF JANNAF
In 1946, the Navy Bureau of Ordnance stressed “the need for a rocket intelligence agency with one main responsibility – that of promoting rapid circulation of technical information to all activities concerned.” On September 11, 1946, the Bureau made $20,000 available to the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL) for the establishment of a Rocket Propellant Intelligence Agency (RPIA). Read More.
JANNAF TECHNICAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT CONTRACTOR
The Johns Hopkins University, Energetics Reseach Group (ERG) provides technical and administrative support to the Joint Army-Navy-NASA-Air Force (JANNAF) Interagency Propulsion Committee in the fields of missile, space, and gun propulsion in accordance with the JANNAF Agreement and Charter. CPIAC assists the JANNAF Executive Committee and its many technical subcommittees and their associate technical panels in the planning, administration, and documentation of their technical and administrative activities and meetings; and in the maintenance of JANNAF manuals and handbooks. For more information or comments contact ERG.