Boeing Awarded Contract Modification for Development, Sustainment of GMD

Boeing was awarded a $6.56 billion undefinitized modification to a previously awarded contract for the extension of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) development and sustainment contract (DSC).

The contract was awarded by the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) located in Huntsville, Alabama.

The scope of work under the current DSC includes development, fielding, test, systems engineering, integration and configuration management, equipment manufacturing and refurbishment, training, and operations and sustainment for the GMD weapon system and associated support facilities.

Under this undefinitized modification, the Missile Defense Agency executes missile defeat and defense enhancements to complete the accelerated delivery of a new missile field with 20 additional silos and two additional silos in a previously constructed missile field at Fort Greely, Alaska, and procurement and deployment of 20 additional Ground Based Interceptors (GBIs).

The 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; integration of redesigned kill vehicle (RKV) with BV; providing GBI assets for labs and test events; development, integration, testing and deployment of ground systems software builds to address emerging threats; acquisition and emplacement of launch support equipment; expanded systems testing through all ground and flight testing; cyber security support; and, performance based logistics.

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

The undefinitized modification will be performed by an industry team consisting of Boeing (prime contractor), Orbital ATK, Northrop Grumman Systems, and Raytheon.

The modification brings the total cumulative face value of the contract including options from around $6.14 billion to around $12.64 billion.  The DSC contract modification period of performance is six years; January 2018, through December 2023.

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