Boeing and the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) team recently bolstered America’s defense against long-range ballistic missiles, ahead of schedule, with the installation of the 44th interceptor.
Placing the interceptor in its silo meets a U.S. Department of Defense requirement of increasing the inventory to 44 by the end of this year, the company said in a statement Tuesday.
This interceptor includes features demonstrated in the successful intercontinental ballistic missile intercept test conducted in May.
The interceptor is designed to launch and destroy ballistic missile threats after receiving detection and tracking information from land-, sea- and space-based sensors. The GMD system includes command-and-control facilities, communications terminals and a 20,000-mile fiber-optic communications network that interfaces with ballistic missile defense radars and other sensors.
MBDA has been awarded a contract by Boeing to produce up to 21,000 Diamond Back Wing Assemblies for the Small Diameter Bomb (SDB-1). This new contract follows a U
Boeing has announced its investment in Gamma Alloys, a developer of advanced metal-matrix composites and nanotechnogy based material for use in aerospace, automotive and other industries. "With funding from Boeing, we will explore compelling applications across demanding industries such as aerospace while accelerating our nanoparticle material development and the full-scale industrialization of our manufacturing processes," said Gamma Alloys CEO Mark Sommer
Boeing and Saab are in the race for South Korea's upcoming maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) contract that could see Seoul buy up to 60 MPA potentially worth several billion dollars. While Boeing has proposed its P-8A Poseidon aircraft, Saab has offered its Swordfish aircraft as candidates for the contract
Boeing and Near Earth Autonomy, a Pittsburgh-based company announced a partnership to explore products and applications in autonomous mobility for defence and civilian applications. Boeing also announced its investment in Near Earth Autonomy which will be through Boeing HorizonX Ventures
Lockheed Martin was recently received two contracts to upgrade its Infra-red Search and Track (IRST)21 sensor system for use on the U.S
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