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$460M contract for Guam missile defense system awarded to Boeing

By Pacific Island Times News Staff

The Missile Defense Agency has awarded a $460.5 million contract to Boeing Co. to design and oversee the development of a missile defense system for Guam.

“Under the National Team–Systems and Engineering contract, Boeing will continue the Missile Defense Agency’s on these highly specialized follow-on efforts, as required, to achieve Department of Defense mandated capability improvements, through a continuance of these highly complex systems engineering and integration-related efforts," the Department of Defense said in an announcement today.

Trumpeted to provide 360-degree protection for Guam, the missile defense architecture is the Indo-Pacific Command's top priority amid the growing tensions in the Indo-Pacific region.

The department said the contract will "continue to provide complex systems engineering and integration data deliverables in addition to subject matter expert analysis and advanced development efforts that are required to fully support the Missile Defense Agency Systems Engineering Plan processes and products."

Boeing is an American multinational corporation that designs, manufactures, and sells airplanes, rotorcraft, rockets, satellites and missiles worldwide.

The contract tasks the company with providing specialized system engineering guidance, integration, system development and data products.

"The effort herein will include requirements related to the agency’s ongoing mission to refine the layered missile defense system architecture incorporation of homeland defense radars, electronic protection, sea-based Terminal Inc3, integration of the ground missile defense next-generation interceptor, defense of Guam, and initial glide phase intercept capability," the announcement said.

Boeing is required to provide technical reports, system specifications, supporting predictive analysis, test requirements and test performance assessments, system reliability assessments and SE&I data inputs.

 The work will be performed in Huntsville, Alabama. The anticipated base period of performance is three and a half years with two, three-year options (April 2024 – October 2033).


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