“Our current plan is to decommission our Atlas-5 family of missiles in the mid-2020s,” RIA Novosti quoted Arnold as saying.

At the same time, she clarified that the company's decision on the timing of the shutdown of the Atlas-5 launch vehicle depends on customer demand and may change.

In February, congressional analysts announced that it was impossible to replace the Russian RD-180 rocket engine until 2030.

In March, it was reported that the United States would purchase four RD-181 rocket engines from Russia.