Boeing (NYSE: BA) has partnered with Aerojet Rocketydyne and General Atomics’ electromagnetic systems business to form an industry team to compete for the Missile Defense Agency’s Next-Generation Interceptor program.
Norm Tew — vice president and general manager of the missile and weapon systems division at Boeing’s defense, space and security business — said in a statement published Thursday the Boeing-led team aims to deliver critical technology to improve the country’s homeland missile defense by building on the companies’ decades of combined experience in missile and weapons systems.
Boeing submitted on Aug. 12 its proposal for the NGI program.
General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems will share its experience in delivering missile technologies for national defense programs, while Aerojet Rocketdye will provide propulsion systems.
Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) will act as the team’s component supplier.
MDA issued a solicitation for the NGI competition in April and expects to award the contract later this year.