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05:47 AM, August 18, 2017
Boeing Wins $17M PIGA Manufacturing for ICBM Subsystem Contract
Minuteman missile guidance system Autonetics D-37D Gyro (Image for reference)

Boeing has won a $17 million USAF modification contract for sustaining engineering and program management support for the intercontinental ballistic missile guidance subsystem.

The contract modification is for engineering and manufacturing development and production of a Pendulous Integrating Gyroscopic Accelerometer (PIGA), the US department of defense said in a statement Thursday.

Work will be performed in Layton, Utah, and is expected to be completed by Oct. 31, 2020. 

A PIGA is a type of accelerometer that can measure acceleration and simultaneously integrates this acceleration against time to produce a speed measure as well. The PIGA's main use is in Inertial Navigation Systems (INS) for guidance of aircraft and most particularly for ballistic missile guidance. 


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