Boeing last week was awarded a $249 million undefinitized contract modification from the Missile Defense Agency in support of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense system.
Boeing received a contract modification to a previously awarded contract on the Ground-based Midcourse Defense Development and Sustainment contract. The scope of work under the current DSC includes development, fielding, test, systems engineering, integration and configuration management, equipment manufacturing and refurbishment, training and operations and sustainment for the GMD weapon system and associated support facilities.
Under this undefinitized modification, the Missile Defense Agency executes the Service Life Extension Program upgrade of Ground Based Interceptors; the upgrade and repair of specialized production equipment necessary to support SLEP activities; systems engineering to support CE-I fleet readiness; cybersecurity activities; and the production of a payload to support system testing requirements.
The Ground-based Midcourse Defense system has been protecting the United States 24/7/365 since 2004. 16 years ago #OTD the U.S. Missile Defense Agency declared it operational. We honor the teams who have been there every step of the way. pic.twitter.com/OqTT520Xp3
— Boeing Defense (@BoeingDefense) September 30, 2020
The value of this contract, including options, is increased from $11.5 billion to $11.7 billion. The work will be performed in Huntsville and Arizona, and the period of performance is from Sept. 24, 2020, to Dec. 31, 2022.
This acquisition was executed on a sole-source basis. Fiscal 2020 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $45.6 million have been obligated at the time of award.
The Missile Defense Agency, Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity. The original contract was awarded on Sept. 25, 2020.
Boeing said in a statement that the GMD system has been protecting the United States 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year since 2004, when the U.S. Missile Defense Agency declared it operational.
The Ground-based Midcourse Defense system is the United States’ only operationally deployed missile defense program capable of defending the entire U.S. homeland — including Alaska and Hawaii — against long-range ballistic missile attacks.
As the prime contractor, Boeing designs, produces, integrates, tests and sustains all GMD components deployed across 15 time zones. Huntsville is the headquarters for Boeing’s Missile and Weapon Systems division, and the company employs more than 3,000 people across the state of Alabama.
Economic developer Dr. Nicole Jones said, “Boeing has been a part of Huntsville since 1962. Their continued presence and innovative aerospace and defense technologies bring tremendous economic benefits to north Alabama and our entire state. Boeing’s latest contract award translates into local jobs and highlights Alabama’s important role in the aerospace industry as well as national security.”
The Missile Defense Agency is headquartered on the grounds of the U.S. Army’s Redstone Arsenal.