Bezos Not Concerned About Competition, Possible ULA Sale | SpaceNews.com
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — With his focus on the long term, Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos said Sept. 15 he is not worried about a possible acquisition of United Launch Alliance that could jeopardize a deal for his company’s rocket engines.
Bezos, speaking with reporters after announcing an agreement to build and launch a new orbital rocket here, said he was aware of reports that Aerojet Rocketdyne had bid $2 billion to acquire ULA, but said he was keeping Blue Origin focused on the development of the BE-4 engine.
“I’ve seen the same rumors” about a ULA acquisition, he said in response to a question about the potential deal. “Our approach on this is very simple, which is a heads-down focus on the technology. We’re going to build the best 21st-century engine that we can for ULA. Ultimately they will make the decision about what they want to do.”
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