A Boeing-led (NYSE: BA) team has received a six-year, $6.56 billion contractÂ modification from the Missile Defense Agency to continue the production and sustainment of theÂ Ground-based Midcourse Defense ballistic missile defense system.
The modification covers the delivery of a new missile field with 20 additional silos; two additional silos in an existing missile field at Fort Greely,Â Alaska; and 20 additional Ground Based Interceptors, the Defense Department said Wednesday.
Boeing serves as prime contractor, with Northrop GrummanÂ (NYSE:Â NOC), Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) and Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) as subcontractors.
The group will develop aÂ boost vehicle; integrate the boost vehicle with aÂ redesigned kill vehicle; supply GBI assets for laboratories and tests; develop, integrate, test and deploy ground systems software; and provideÂ cybersecurity and logistics support, among others.
Work will occur in Alabama, Alaska,Â Arizona, California, Colorado and other government and contractor locations through December 2023.
The award brings the contract’s total potential value fromÂ $6.1 billionÂ to $12.6 billion.
MDA obligated $213.8 million in fiscal 2017 and fiscal 2018 research, development, test and evaluation funds at the time of award.
The Boeing-built GMD works to detect, intercept and destroy long-range ballistic missiles in the middle of their flight path.