Boeing Wins Key Missile Defense Contract, Tacking onto Two-Decade Partnership with the MDA

Huntsville, US – Boeing has been awarded the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) System Integration, Test and Readiness (SITR) contract by the United States Missile Defense Agency (MDA). The company has provided development, sustainment, and test operations for the GMD system since its inception in 1998. The system has now been on alert for nearly 18 years and is the United States’ sole defense against intercontinental ballistic missile threats.

The company is well positioned to begin SITR contract execution with an established workforce, infrastructure, and supply chain. Work on SITR will primarily take place at the Boeing Huntsville site, which is celebrating 60 years in Alabama this year.

Cindy Gruensfelder, Vice President and General Manager, Missile and Weapon Systems, Boeing Defense, Space & Security, stated, “Boeing’s proposal offered decades of experience in weapon systems integration, anchored by the unique expertise of our people. We’re proud to continue to support the mission-readiness of this critical missile defense capability for the nation.”

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