Boeing, GA-EMS, Aerojet Team to Bid for MDA’s Next Generation Interceptor Project

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Boeing, GA-EMS, Aerojet Team to Bid for MDA’s Next Generation Interceptor Project
Interceptor missile (image for representation)

Boeing on Thursday said it is teaming with General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) and Aerojet Rocketdyne in its bid to build the Next Generation Interceptor (NGI) for the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA).

The NGI is a key element of the MDA’s missile defense system, which is designed to intercept and destroy incoming intercontinental ballistic missiles.

On August 12, the Boeing-General Atomics-Aerojet Rocketdyne team submitted an NGI offering that will improve performance and enhance the nation’s ability to defend against future threats.

Northrop Grumman will serve as a component supplier on the Boeing-led team.

A contract award is expected later this year.

The Next Generation Interceptor could use booster missiles, and the existing approach to destroy incoming warheads by the sheer force of impact. The system is expected to also feature multiple warheads, and fit in existing missile silos. The weapon must be available by 2026.

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