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Northrop Grumman to Lead US GMD Weapon System

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US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) selects Northrop Grumman to lead Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) Weapon System programme.


Press Release, Huntsville, 01 August 2022: Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract with a maximum amount of $3,286,745,005 by the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) for the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) Weapon System (GWS) programme. The GWS programme 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 of new capabilities for GWS.

“As the GWS prime contractor, we will continue to work closely with MDA to optimise and develop modern missile defence systems to defend against evolving threats and provide advanced capabilities for the warfighter,” said Scott Lehr, vice president and general manager, launch and missile defence systems, Northrop Grumman. “GWS is part of Northrop Grumman’s land and sea-based missile defence 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 is the leading provider of missile defence solutions. The GWS programme award builds on the company’s decades of mission-proven missile defence innovation, experience and end-to-end capabilities. The Northrop Grumman-led GWS programme team will primarily be located in Huntsville including our large and small business partners.

GWS will transform the current ground system component of the GMD system by utilising a DevSecOps approach leveraging proven digital transformation processes to update and modernise legacy code, warfighter capabilities, and incorporate the Next Generation Interceptor fleet into the overall GMD system.

Northrop Grumman’s team will bring in the best experts to design, develop, verify, produce and deploy the most innovative system possible to address current and evolving threats.


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