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Boeing submitted its proposal for the US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) Next-Generation Interceptor (NGI) programme on 12 August. The NGI will be used to maintain ready deterrence and ensure continued protection of US territory from intercontinental ballistic missiles. A contract award is expected later this year.

Boeing is proposing a design that fully leverages the company’s 60-year track record in strategic missiles and weapon systems, a proposal that “[…] delivers unmatched performance, affordability and reliability for the nation and the warfighter,” according to Norm Tew, Missile and Weapon Systems VP and General Manager. “Building upon our prior investments and proven technologies, our innovative proposal offers a creative, compelling and game-changing technical approach to outpace, out-innovate, deter and defeat rapidly evolving advanced threats.”

If selected, Boeing will deploy its proven capabilities alongside a best-of-industry team to ensure its unique offering is delivered on time to where it is most needed. “Boeing is well-positioned to deliver innovative solutions that greatly expand this key missile defense capability,” added Tew. “We are leveraging our unparalleled mission knowledge to design, develop and deliver a low-risk, highly-effective solution for the MDA.”

NGI will build on experience gained in earlier MDA programmes, such as the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) solution. (Photo: US MDA)

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