Northrop Grumman Techniques Corp., Huntsville, Alabama is being awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with a most quantity of $3,286,745,005. Underneath this new contract, the contractor will design, develop, check, and discipline the following Floor-Primarily based Midcourse Protection (GMD) Weapon System (GWS) Program. The GWS contract covers the methods engineering, design, growth, integration, testing, and fielding of GWS software program and {hardware} assembly warfighter wants, new necessities (e.g. Subsequent Era Interceptor (NGI)) and evolving threats with better reliability, availability, maintainability and testability than the present system. Supply Order 0001 within the quantity of $716,090,100; Supply Order 0002 within the quantity of $423,546,873; and Process Order 0001 within the quantity of $115,299,142 are being issued presently. The work might be carried out in Huntsville, Alabama. The ordering interval is from July 29, 2022, by July 29, 2027. This contract was competitively procured by way of publication on the Authorities-wide Level of Entry web site with one proposal obtained. The U.S. Missile Protection Company, Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting exercise (HQ0856-22-D-0001).

GMD is the center of the Missile Protection System and a key component of our nation’s protection in opposition to ballistic missile assaults. The GMD Weapon System processes information from a number of sensors to determine and characterize the inbound ballistic missile risk, plans one of the best defensive resolution, and launches the intercepting missiles to negate the risk. Because the Eighties, Northrop Grumman has led the sphere in analysis and growth of main missile protection initiatives. The idea behind GMD originated with President Ronald Reagan’s Strategic Protection Initiative (SDI), and took type underneath President Invoice Clinton’s Nationwide Missile Protection (NMD) program. In 2004, President George W. Bush declared the system operational and able to restricted defensive operations. The GMD system was expanded to incorporate 44 interceptors underneath President Obama. The present GMD Weapon System is able to intercepting ICBM-class threats to defend the nation in opposition to missile strikes from rogue nations. The GMD Weapon System has been confirmed by operational flight assessments spanning the Pacific Ocean. Northrop Grumman upgrades early warning radars and is growing the space-based Hypersonic and Ballistic Monitoring House Sensor (HBTSS) to detect, monitor, and discriminate threatening enemy missile launches.


Northrop Grumman supported the Missile Protection Company’s profitable check of a long-range ground-based interceptor launched from Vandenberg Air Power Base, California, on September 12. This was the primary flight check of a three-stage booster working in two-stage mode. On this mode, the third stage was not ignited, permitting earlier launch of the kill car offering elevated battlespace for the warfighter. (Picture courtesy of the Missile Protection Company)

Northrop Grumman’s GMD Weapon System (GWS) is the integrating element of homeland protection, growing built-in battle plans based mostly on sensor information and facilitating the warfighter’s utilization of GBI’s to mitigate the risk. We offer the next GWS merchandise:
The GMD Fireplace Management is the true “brains of the operation,” offering the risk evaluation and engagement planning performance of the system.
The GMD Communication Community gives connectivity to all GMD property and hyperlinks GMD to exterior sensors and methods.
The Launch Administration System is the pre-launch interface between the GMD Fireplace Management and the interceptor, offering management of the interceptor launch.
The In-Flight Interceptor Communication System is the post-launch interface between the GMD Fireplace Management and the interceptor, offering up to date goal info to the kill car throughout flight.

The GMD program is a component of the MDA’s Ballistic Missile Protection System. Northrop Grumman Company underneath contract to Boeing, efficiently accomplished a essential non-intercept flight check (BTV-03) of the Floor-Primarily based Interceptor (GBI) for the U.S. Missile Protection Company (MDA). The flight check efficiently demonstrated company-developed software program that allows upgraded booster functionality and enhances America’s homeland protection.Its mission is to guard the USA by destroying intermediate- and long-range incoming ballistic missile threats in area. Northrop Grumman serves as a strategic accomplice to Boeing for the GMD program, offering the interceptor increase car in addition to the event, integration, operations and sustainment of the bottom methods. Northrop Grumman has offered essential components of the GMD program for greater than twenty years. The corporate can be the main supplier of goal autos to MDA, permitting U.S. missile protection methods to be operationally examined – validating their effectiveness in defending nation, warfighters and allies.