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 in Utah.
Peggy Morse, vice president of Boeing’s directed energy and strategic systems unit, said the company will work to help facilitate the readiness of the Air Force’s ICBMs.
Boeing operates, maintains and supports testing at the Little Mountain Test Facility of Hill Air Force Base.
Tests focus on radiation, shock and vibration as well as the effects of environmental and electromagnetic forces on weapons systems such as Minuteman III, Boeing said.