Northrop Grumman Awarded $13.3B Contract
Northrop Grumman Corp. will be modernizing the nation’s aging intercontinental ballistic missile system (ICBM) under a $13.3 billion contract awarded by the U.S. Air Force. The contract covers the engineering and manufacturing development phase of the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) program.
The Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center said the effort would span more than eight years and include weapon system design, qualification, test and evaluation and nuclear certification. The Air Force expects to have the weapon system at operational capacity by 2029.
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