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Boeing Lands $249M Modification on MDA Ground-Based Weapon System Dev’t Contract

The Missile Defense Agency has awarded Boeing (NYSE: BA) a $249M contract modification to continue development, testing, fielding and sustainment of a weapon system designed to defend against ballistic missile threats.

The modification increases the original award’s value to $11.8B and exercises a service life-extension program option for the Boeing-built Ground-based Midcourse Defense system as well as ancillary facilities, the Department of Defense said Monday.

Boeing will provide SLEP updates for ground-based interceptors supporting the GMD system and perform a range of development and sustainment services including equipment manufacturing, configuration management, training support, fleet readiness assistance, testing and cybersecurity support.

MDA will obligate $45.7M in fiscal 2020 research, development, test and evaluation funds at the time of award.

Work under the undefinitized modification will take place in Huntsville, Alabama, and Arizona through Dec. 31, 2022.

GMD serves as the MDA's early-detection and tracking weapon system for long-range ballistic missiles during the boost and midcourse flight phases. Boeing serves as the prime contractor for the GMD effort and handles production and sustainment work for the layered missile defense infrastructure.

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