Boeing Awarded $4.1 Billion Missile Defense Agency Contract Modification in Support of Ground-Based Midcourse Defense (GMD) System

Boeing has been awarded a contract modification, worth around $4.1 billion, by the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) in support of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) anti-ballistic missile system.

The modification partially definitized the undefinitized contract action (UCA), valued at $6.56 billion, issued on Jan. 31, 2018, on Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) Development and Sustainment Contract (DSC).

The UCA extended the DSC period of performance from January 2018 through December 2023, and added the requirements to execute the GMD portion of the presidential mandated and congressionally enacted Missile Defeat and Defense Enhancements. This effort includes delivery of a new missile field with 20 silos and two additional silos in a previously constructed missile field at Fort Greely, Alaska.

A U.S. DOD statement said that the MDA is deferring the production of the 20 additional Ground Based Interceptors (GBIs) (estimated not to exceed (NTE) value of $1.3 billion) at this time due to the delay associated with not meeting the entrance criteria for the Redesigned Kill Vehicle (RKV) critical design review. A portion of the effort to deliver 11 boost vehicles for flight tests and spares (estimated NTE value of $474 million) will remain under the UCA at this time. This modification brings the total cumulative value of the contract, including options, to $10,799,794,123.

The definitized scope of work includes technical capabilities to expand and improve a state-of-the-art missile defense system to ensure defensive capabilities remain both relevant and current, to include but not limited to: Boost Vehicle (BV) development; providing GBI assets for labs and test events; development, integration, testing and deployment of ground systems software builds to address emerging threats; development and fielding of upgraded launch support equipment; expanded systems testing through all ground and flight testing; cyber security support and testing; and, operations and support via performance based logistics approach.

The contract work will be performed at multiple locations, including Huntsville, Alabama; Fort Greely, Alaska; Vandenberg Air Force Base, California; Schriever AFB, Colorado; Peterson AFB, Colorado; Cheyenne Mountain Air Station, Colorado; Colorado Springs, Colorado; Tucson, Arizona; other contractor designated prime, subcontractor, and supplier operating locations; and other government designated sites.

The definitized effort will be performed by an industry team consisting of Boeing, Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems, Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Raytheon Co., and many other subcontractors.

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