HUNTSVILLE — Northrop Grumman has been awarded a nearly $3.3 billion contract by the Missile Defense Agency for the Ground-based Midcourse Defense Weapon System program.
The program defends the United States against intermediate and intercontinental ballistic missile attacks. Under this competitively procured contract, Northrop Grumman will provide design, development, verification, deployment and sustainment support. The contract has a maximum amount of $3,286,745,005.
“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,” said Scott Lehr, vice president and general manager, Launch and Missile Defense Systems at Northrop Grumman. “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.”
The team will be based primarily in Huntsville and will include large- and small-business partners.
The system will utilize a DevSecOps approach leveraging digital transformation processes to update and modernize legacy code, warfighter capabilities, and incorporate the Next Generation Interceptor fleet into the overall GMD system.