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Boeing to work on Minuteman cryptography upgrade

25th March 2020 - 13:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Boeing has secured a firm-fixed-price contract modification of $8.33 million from the USAF Nuclear Weapons Centre in Utah, for production of the Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Cryptography Upgrade Increment II.

The modification was announced on 24 March, with a completion date of 17 February 2023.

Work is expected to take place at Boeing sites in California and Utah and has been financed by the FY2019 missiles procurement fund ($1.64 million) and FY2020 missile procurement funds ($6.69 million).

The Minuteman ICBM has been supplied to the USAF by Boeing since 1962 but it is expected to be replaced by the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent in the 2020s.

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