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Tuesday, August 9th, 2022

Northrop Grumman selected to lead Homeland missile defense program

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The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract for the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) Weapon System (GWS) program.

The agreement reflects a maximum amount of $3,286,745,005, noting the GWS program domestically defends against intermediate and intercontinental ballistic missile attacks.

“As the GWS prime contractor, we will continue to work closely with MDA to optimize and develop modern missile defense systems to defend against evolving threats and provide advanced capabilities for the warfighter,” Northrop Grumman Launch and Missile Defense Systems Vice President and General Manager Scott Lehr said. “GWS is part of Northrop Grumman’s land and sea-based missile defense systems that are enabled by our advanced missile warning and tracking space satellites. Together, we are delivering end-to-end capabilities that will protect the United States and its allies.”

Northrop Grumman’s GWS program team will primarily be located in Huntsville, Ala., and work with large and small business partners. GWS is slated to transform the current ground system component of the GMD system via a DevSecOps approach leveraging proven digital transformation processes to update and modernize legacy code, warfighter capabilities and incorporate the Next Generation Interceptor fleet into the overall GMD system.

Northrop Grumman indicated the company would deploy experts to design, develop, verify, produce and deploy the most innovative system possible to address current and evolving threats.