Defence authorities in the US advocate faster and more flexible FMS processes and enhanced collaboration between the services and agencies involved in the programme.
Boeing joins Minuteman III sustainment effort
Boeing on 17 September was awarded a $1.62 billion IDIQ contract to repair missile guidance units on Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs).
Work on the sole-source contract from the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center will be carried out in Newark, Ohio, for completion by late September 2039.
In order to extend the lifespan of the Minuteman arsenal until the end of the 2030s, the USAF in June 2021 awarded Northrop Grumman a potential $2.3 billion deal to for ICBM engineering sustainment services under the Propulsion Subsystem Support Contract 2.0.
The Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD), also developed by Northrop Grumman, will eventually replace Minuteman.
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North Korea continues to surprise protagonists with the rate at which it develops new missile types.
A new US Space Force contract for Serco has a five-month base period with five one-year options worth a total value of $33 million if fully exercised.
Project Convergence involves more than 5,000 military personnel in addition to over 70 different industry partners and 300 data collectors — and the DoD plans further expansion.
Following a successful first phase of the Guardian DX contract, the US Navy has extended the testing of the platform.