Northrop Grumman Wins $140M Air Force Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Reentry Contract

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NYSE: NOC), Clearfield, Utah, a $140,173,508 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract. Northrop Grumman will design, fabricate and modify to production configuration two complete test sets for the intercontinental ballistic missile reentry field support equipment engineering, management, and development program. The sets will meet the reentry...

Northrop Wins $108M To Modify AF Ballistic Missiles

Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC) has won a $108,098,628 contract to perform engineering design services for a U.S. Air Force ballistic missile program. The company will help the branch modify the Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Cryptography Upgrade II Engineering and Manufacturing Development Program. Work will occur in Huntington Beach, Calif. and Clearfield, Utah, and the Pentagon expects...

Lockheed Scores Nine-Figure Missile Contract from NGC

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) claimed a $106 million engineering, manufacturing and development contract from Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) to oversee development of the next-generation Reentry Field Support Equipment (RFSE) for the U.S. Air Force’s Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) system. “This contract represents an important modernization effort for the Air Force’s Minuteman...

Peggy Morse: Air Force Taps Boeing for ICBM Guidance System Prep Work

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Peggy Morse Boeing (NYSE: BA) received a $4.9 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to update the Guidance Data Acquisition System, which the branch uses to test guidance functions of the Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile system. The company said Monday the new GDAS will support nuclear hardness and survivability tests on weapons systems at the Little Mountain Test Facility...

Lisa Finneran: General Dynamics to Apply Open Architecture to AF ICBM Guidance Evaluations

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General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems (NYSE: GD) will assess Intercontinental Ballistic Missile guidance technology options for the U.S. Air Force. under a $6.4 million contract. The business unit of General Dynamics work to analyze and design test strategies and plans for the Air Force to match program requirements with the Minuteman III and ICBM weapon systems, General Dynamics said Tuesday. Lisa...

Doug Graham: Lockheed Extends Air Force ICBM Work Under Potential $452M Contract

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Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has been awarded a potential $452 million contract to sustain the reentry subsystems for the U.S. Air Force’s intercontinental ballistic missiles. Lockheed will work to modify and test the hardware and software components of the Minuteman III ICBM’s reentry system-reentry vehicle subsystem, the company said Thursday. The initial contract contains a one-year base period,...

BAE Wins $535M to Maintain Weapons Launch Facility; Erin Moseley Comments

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BAE Systems has been selected to help the U.S. Air Force maintain a weapons launch facility under a $535 million eight-and-a-half-year military contract, Reuters reported Wednesday. Patrick Rucker writes the London-based defense and aerospace firm will provide sustainment services for silo bases that protect and store intercontinental ballistic missiles and other nuclear warheads. “Our job is...

Exelis Names TASC, Northrop Vet Pamela Drew Info Systems Lead; David Melcher Comments

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Pamela Drew ITT Exelis (NYSE: XLS) has appointed Dr. Pamela Drew president of the information systems business area, effective March 31. Mike Wilson The company said she will succeed the retiring Mike Wilson and lead an area focused on system development, networking and radio frequency communications. Drew’s team will be responsible for developing products in defense and intelligence systems,...

Northrop to Provide AF ICBM Equipment

Northrop Grumman‘s space technology business (NYSE: NOC) will provide the U.S. Air Force support equipment for the branch’s intercontinental ballistic missiles, the Defense Department said Friday. Under a $10 million cost plus incentive fee contract, the equipment is for reentry under an engineering management and development program. Work will occur in Clearfield, Utah and King Prusssia,...

Northrop Wins $165M for AF Minuteman ICBM Sustainment

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has won a $165,798,787 U.S. Air Force contract modification for sustainment support on an intercontinental ballistic missile, the Defense Department announced Friday. Work for the Minuteman III will occur at Hill Air Force Base in Utah and Colorado Springs, Colo. through Sept. 30, 2013. The company is also updating code protection on ICBMs for the Air Force under a three-year,...