The UK National Space Strategy omits the long-time praised government’s goal of Britain capturing 10% of the global space market by 2030, while defence-specific elements will be addressed separately
USAF orders Minuteman III sustainment services
Northrop Grumman announced on 10 June a $287 million baseline deal from the USAF to provide additional engineering sustainment services for the Minuteman III missile system under the Propulsion Subsystem Support Contract (PSSC) 2.0.
The work supports the USAF Minuteman III Systems Directorate at Hill Air Force Base, Utah.
PSSC 2.0 has a contract ceiling of $2.31 billion with options over a period of 18.5 years.
Keeping all or part of the Minuteman III arsenal in service until 2040 means there will be some overlap with the new Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) designed to replace the older ICBMs from the late 2020s.
The FY2022 DoD budget request includes $88.58 million specifically for modifications to the Minuteman III system.
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