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Boeing awarded $5.2B GMD contract from Missile Defense Agency

HUNTSVILLE — Boeing will continue its work supporting the Missile Defense Agency’s Ground-based Midcourse Defense System.

The Department of Defense announced Tuesday the MDA had awarded Boeing a contract with a maximum award of more than $5 billion.

Cindy Gruensfelder, vice president and general manager of Boeing Missile and Weapon Systems and Huntsville site senior executive, said the company’s legacy of supporting the warfighter made it the ideal partner for the contract.

“Boeing’s proposal offered decades of experience in weapon systems integration, anchored by the unique expertise of our people,” Gruensfelder said in a news release. “We’re proud to continue to support the mission-readiness of this critical missile defense capability for the nation.”

The GMD program, which Boeing manages in Huntsville, is the nation’s only defense program against long-range intercontinental ballistic missiles.

Through development, sustainment and test operations, Boeing has supported the GMD system since it launched in 1998.

According to Boeing, the company’s workforce, infrastructure and supply chain is best structured to continue carrying out the program’s mission of defending against ICBM threats posed by foreign adversaries.

This year, the aerospace and defense contractor is marking 60 years of operation in Alabama.

Dylan Smith is the editor of Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @DylanSmithAL

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