The US Missile Defense Agency has awarded Northrop Grumman with a $332 million contract to integrate the National Ballistic Missile Defense System.
"Northrop Grumman Space & Mission Systems Corporation [of] Colorado Springs, Colorado is being awarded $332 million for a modification to the Joint National Integration Center Research and Development contract," the Department of Defense said in a press release Monday.
The new order brings the total value of the integration contract from $3.1 billion to $4.1 billion, the Defense Department acknowledged. Work on the new extension contract will be carried out over a nine month period ending on May 4, 2018, the release added.
"Under the modification, the contractor will continue to provide Missile Defense Agency and Department of Defense with enterprise-level technical integration and Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS)-level operational integration products and services," the Defense Department noted.
The work will include the development, test and evaluation of integrated missile defense capabilities; support for missile defense readiness, wargame command and control procedures, operational concepts and doctrinal requirements and operational support, the announcement added.
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